Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Probes Whether Planes Rerouted to Test Trainee
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2) American Airlines Safety Program Ends Amid Bickering with Pilots
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:

3) Moving Off FAA Mainframes: The Challenges of Transition
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4) October Issue of the National Weather Service’s The Front Online
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5) UK Ports Hunt Illegal Foreign Drivers
Camera system will spot untaxed and unlicensed foreign drivers.
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6) To Stimulate Bond Sales, the New York MTA Tries a Radio Pitch by Former Mayor Ed Koch
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7) Inspector General: Effectiveness of US DOT IT Security Practices Declines
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8) AirIQ Ends Search for Buyer, Merger Partner Without a Deal
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9) Gearing Up for SafeTrip-21
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10) Nissan Suit Simulates Older Drivers’ Difficulties
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News Releases
OAG – Routes Airport Marketing Awards Presented
2) Chicago Transit Authority Outlines Comprehensive Customer Communications Plan
3) University of Arizona Students to Turn a Lens on Littering – Arizona DOT testing educational and social media project
4) NJIT Professor’s Research Suggests Changes in Underwater Data Communications
5) ICx Technologies Transportation Group Inks $12 Million Contract with Caltrans for Fog-Detection and Warning System

Upcoming Events
e-Transport Conference and Exhibition – March 24-25 – Johannesburg

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - The Pelham Bay Bridge opened in the Bronx, New York.

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