Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 26, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Software Set to Improve Flight Safety in India
Link to NDTV story:


2) Making Digital Maps More Current and Accurate
Link to story on ICT Results:


3) New Forbes Index Forecasts Economic Recovery
Index is up on increased road congestion and insider buying.
Link to story in Forbes:


4) Metrolink Plans Live Video Cameras to Monitor Train Engineers
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,6941164.story

5) Experts Say Sequence of Signals May Have Contributed to Metrolink Crash
Link to story and video report in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1939763.story


6) Ankara, Turkey’s Road Signs to be Modernized
Signs will be compatible with world standards on main artery roads and crossroad traffic lights will feature pedestrian buttons and countdown displays.
Link to story in Hürriyet:

7) Pennsylvania Pilot Program Uses Updated Highway Signs to Promote Tourism
Link to story in The Tribune-Democrat:
Link to additional information on the Pennsylvania Tourism Signing Trust:


8) Lockheed Martin Reports SBIRS Communications System Progress
Link to UPI story:
Link to news release from Lockheed Martin:

Upcoming Events
2009 World Customs Organization IT Conference & Exhibition – April 22-24 - Marrakech, Morocco

Friday Bonus
Which would be worse; being the pilot, being a passenger or standing on the hill?

Today in Transportation History
1933 **75th anniversary** - Jidosha Seizo Company, predecessor of Nissan Motor Company, is established.

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