Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 16, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) National Transportation Safety Board: Visibility a Key Factor in Medical Flight Crashes
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:
Link to advisory from the NTSB:


2) European Commission Video on Intelligent Transport Systems
Link to video:


3) Freight, Passenger-Rail Stakeholders Form Coalition to Deliver Unified Message
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:
Link to additional information from the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership:


4) Dutch Develop Road Pricing Plan
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:
Link to additional information from the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management:

5) Georgia DOT’s Highway Emergency Response Units May Carry Advertising
Link to story in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

6) University of Texas Begins Project to Test Safety of Bridges Using Wireless Monitoring and Inspection Systems
Link to story in the Austin Business Journal:
Link to news release from the University of Texas at Austin:

7) Innovation Roundtable Explores Advanced Wireless Communication to Meet the US's Congestion Reduction and Safety Goals
Link to story in Horizons:
Link to additional information from the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center:


8) Wireless Network for Emergency Workers in New York State is Canceled
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to news release from the New York State Office for Technology:


9) Toronto Subway Riders Stay in Loop with E-Alerts
Link to story in the Toronto Star:
Link to news release from the Toronto Transit Commission:


10) Dial 1333, for Transport Info in South Korea
Link to Arirang News story:

News Releases
Federal Railroad Administration Releases New Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Video for Truck Drivers (scroll to third story)
A Strategic Milestone for the Modernization of Air Traffic Management in Europe
3) US DOT Signs Agreement with Washington State to Improve Efficiency Along the Border by Providing More Accurate and Reliable Information on Border Wait Times
4) Dr. Karlin Toner to Lead Interagency Coordination of NextGen Air Transportation System
5) Austrian Road Traffic Telematics Company Kapsch TrafficCom AG Acquires 20.47% of Norway's Q-Free ASA

Upcoming Events
South West Transit Association Annual Conference & Expo – February 8-10 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Friday Bonus
Here’s a great way to make sure you get pulled aside for extra screening at the airport.

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - Ernest Shackleton’s expedition found the magnetic South Pole.

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