Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 27, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US Transportation Secretary Says New Air-Navigation System is FAA’s Top Priority
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123810181998751549.html

2) FAA to Seal Bird-Strike Records
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-03-26-faa-birds_N.htm
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3) American Airlines, Pilots to Resume Safety Program
Link to AP story:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/American-Airlines-pilots-to-apf-14760201.html

CAMERAS

4) Get the Feeling You’re Being Watched? If You’re Driving You Just Might be
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123811365190053401.html

CARTOGRAPHY

5) Google Makes User-Created Maps Searchable
Link to CNET News story:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10206008-2.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

6) New Zealand Toll Road’s Charging Goes Awry Again
Link to story in The New Zealand Herald:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10563994

RAILROADS

7) Amtrak to Improve CRM, Passenger Information, Employee Information Management with Stimulus Money
Link to story on TMC:
http://callcenterinfo.tmcnet.com/analysis/articles/53139-amtrak-improve-crm-passenger-information-employee-information-management.htm

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) GE Unveils High-Speed Baggage-Screening System for Airports
Link to Dow Jones story:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200903261638DOWJONESDJONLINE000969_FORTUNE5.htm
Link to news release from General Electric:
http://genewscenter.com/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=6386&NewsAreaID=2&MenuSearchCategoryID

9) Risk-Based Approach Needed to Secure the Commercial Vehicle Sector
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0985.pdf

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) Seattle Launches Own Traffic Web Site
Link to story on KIRO-TV:
http://www.kirotv.com/traffic/19023782/detail.html
Link to City of Seattle Travelers Information Map: http://web5.seattle.gov/travelers/

VEHICLES

11) US Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Allowing ‘Choose Life’ on Missouri License Plates
Link to story in The Kansas City Star:
http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1109030.html


Upcoming Events
Railway Systems Suppliers C&S Exhibition – May 19-20 – Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.rssi.org/2009_exhibit


Friday Bonus
I’ve seen light rail credited with many things, but this is a first.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/401320_toilet25.html


Today in Transportation History
1794 **215th anniversary** - The US Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 establishing the nation’s first naval force.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsl&fileName=001/llsl001.db&recNum=473

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