Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 17, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) The FAA and the Freedom of Information Act
Link to column in The Dallas Morning News:

2) Logan Airport to Try High-Tech Bird-Detection System
Link to story on WBZ-TV:

3) Delta No Longer Sending Reservation Calls to India
Link to AP story:


4) GPS Units Plug Into the Web, but We’re Not There Yet
Link to column in The Washington Post:


5) Maritime Academy Simulates Pirate Attacks
Link to story and video report on KGO-TV:

6) US Government Accountability Office Urges Review of Ship-Tracking Plans
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to GAO report:


7) For Massachusetts Pike Chief, Tact Not Part of the Job
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


8) ‘Suicide’ Ad Irks Toronto Transit Authority
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:


9) Intelligent Transportation Projects Get Stimulus Funding
Link to story in Government Technology:

10) Profile of San Francisco Traffic Reporter Liz Saint John
Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:

11) Technologies that Compliment Congestion Pricing – A Primer
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

12) Best Practices in Traffic Incident Management
Link to draft report from the Federal Highway Administration:


13) Pay Up or Your Car Engine Will Stop
Link to AOL Autos story:

News Releases
1) Announces ‘Exclusive/First-Time Available to Public’ FAA Online Flight Tracking Tools
2) The 7,000km Long, Four Terabyte ‘Gadget’ that Keeps the UK on the Move
3) Toyota to Show Infrastructure-Linked Driving Safety Systems

Job Posting
- General Engineer – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Performance Measures — A Case Study in Progress Webinar – May 6

Friday Bonus
Here’s a way to kill two birds with one stone. You can save money AND calm traffic!

Today in Transportation History
April 17, 1964 **45th anniversary** - Ford introduced the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair.

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