Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Looks at Videos Taken in Cockpits of Horizon Jets
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

2) For Air Traffic Trainees, Games with a Serious Purpose
Link to story in The New York Times:


3) Phoenix Halts Traffic Camera Expansion
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


4) An Interview with TrafficCast’s Nick Kiernan
Link to interview on CNET:


5) US Coast Guard Hurries to Return Shipping Traffic in Texas
Hundreds of channel markers and aids to navigation were destroyed by Hurricane Ike.
Link to story and video report on KHOU-TV:


6) Off-Duty Police Officers Jeer, Impede Civilian Flaggers in Massachusetts
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

7) Wisconsin DOT Blames Miscommunication for I-94 Backup
Link to AP story:,0,3432223.story


8) Scientists Question Terrorist-Hunting Techniques
Link to CNN story:


9) UPS Testing New Motorola In-Vehicle Mobile Computer
Telematics information will tell managers about a truck's speed, idle time and more.
Link to story in Computerworld:


10) Transport for London Claims Oyster Card Security
Link to story in ComputerWeekly:

11) Coach USA Riders Vexed by No Show Buses in New York
Wonder why information on delays and cancellations isn’t shared with customers.
Link to story in The Journal News:

12) ACS to Build Smart Transit System for Stamford, Connecticut
Link to story in Washington Technology:


13) Intelligent Transport Management System Project Unveiled in Azerbaijan
Link to Azeri-Press Agency story and video:

14) Westwood One Hits Gas Pedal on Traffic Savings
Link to story in Radio & Records:
Link to news release from Westwood One:

15) KBAY Cuts Traffic Reports: Says Listeners Don’t Want Them
Link to story in the Examiner:


16) iPod Support Expected in 58% of 2009 Cars
Link to story on TMCnet:

News Releases
Railroad Industry Leaders Agree on Establishing Positive Train Control Interoperability Standards
2) American Trucking Associations Expands Its Highway Safety Agenda

Upcoming Events
2009 International CES – January 8-11 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History
1890 – American World War I flying ace, race car driver, automotive designer and Eastern Airlines president, Eddie Rickenbacker, was born in Columbus, Ohio.

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