Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 6, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Funding Debate Threatens to Ground NextGen Air Traffic Control
Link to story from CongressDaily:

2) Europe to Mandate ADS-B Five Years Ahead of FAA
Link to story in Aviation International News:

3) American Airlines Urges Pilots to Restart Safety Program
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

4) General Aviation Groups Call for Industry Input on TSA Security Plan
Link to story on AOPA Online:

5) Boeing Receives Experimental License in TV Broadcast Spectrum
One company’s experimental license will be used for system to detect runway debris.
Link to story in TV Technology:


6) Surveillance Cameras Can be Hacked: Experts
Link to story in the Khaleej Times:


7) Metrolink Conductor Raised Concerns About Engineer’s Cell Phone Use
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

8) Interest in AVI System Growing in Korean City Because of Recent Serial Killer Case
Link to story on ETNews:


9) ‘Car OS’ Links Linux with Telematics Systems
Link to story on LinuxDevices:

10) Trafficmaster Plans Entry-Level Mileage-Capture System
Link to story in BusinessCar:


11) Torstar Announces Closure of Transit Television Network
Link to Canadian Press story:


12) Britain’s Technology Stumbles in Snow; Seattle Shares Concern
Link to blog on ZDNet:

13) National Rail Enquiries: Snow Day Busier than 7/7
Link to story on TechRadar:

News Releases
Citizen-Oriented Travel Information Platform “Verkehrsinformationsagentur Bayern” (VIB) Starts Operating in Germany

Upcoming Events
Cruise Shipping Miami – March 16-19 – Miami Beach, Florida

Friday Bonus
Here’s an aircraft you’re not likely to find at your local airport.

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile took place at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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