Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilots Report Spike in Laser Incidents at Canadian Airports
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2) Clearing the Air for the Space Shuttle
Canadian air-traffic controllers will assist NASA's next launch, but country's space program faces uncertain future.
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:


3) GPS to be Banned in Russia?
Link to story on Russia-InfoCentre:


4) Battelle Develops New Technology for Port Security
Link to story in Washington Technology:


5) Positive Train Control Ran Successfully in Years-Long Burlington Northern Railroad Trial
Link to story in Design News:


6) Washington State Winter Freeway Closures Cost Freight Industry $75 Million
State department of transportation says it's using study to improve highways, detours and communications.
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Washington State DOT:


7) US Transportation Security Administration to Expand Paperless Boarding Pass Program
Link to story in USA Today:

8) EU Lawmakers Criticize Virtual Strip Search
Link to AP story:

9) Los Angeles Fire Department’s One-Man Geek Squad Brings Web 2.0 to Firefighting
Link to story in the Wired:

10) Idaho State University Researchers Aiming to Detect Nuclear Bombs
Link to story in the Times-News:


11) Convergence 2008 Draws Automotive Electronics Giants to Detroit
Link to story in Design News:

12) A Spin Around the Convergence Show Floor
Link to story on WWJ Radio:

News Releases
US Transportation Security Administration to Assume Watch List Vetting with Secure Flight Program
2) Nav N Go, Clear Channel Radio Speed Development Time for Makers of Personal Navigation Devices
3) Inrix National Traffic Scorecard Special Report Reveals the Impact of Changing Fuel Costs on Traffic and Consumer Driving Habits in 2008
4) Former State IT Executive Joins Citrix State and Local Government Team
5) American Airlines Cargo Division Announces the US Launch of E-Freight

Upcoming Events
EuroFreight 2008 – November 12-13 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.

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