Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 26, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Israel to Install Air Defense in Passenger Planes
Link to UPI story:


2) Boeing: Urgent GPS Satellite Launches on Schedule
Link to story in Computerworld:


3) Summer Issue of National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:


4) Historic Steam Locomotive Goes High-Tech on Way to Railroad Days
Union Pacific engine can be followed by GPS and Twitter.
Link to story in the Lincoln Journal Star:
Link to GPS tracking:
Link to Twitter updates:


5) Unclear what Happens to Personal Info with Clear
Link to AP story:

6) GIS Maps Prevent Vehicle Collisions with Elk and Deer
Link to story in Government Technology:


7) A Metro Train Control System Fails a Post-Crash Test
Link to story in The Washington Post:

8) Operational Test for the Implementation of Advanced Technologies in Rural Transit Service
Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:


9) Ghosts in the Machine
Robots are taking the place of human drivers in an increasing number of vehicle test scenarios.
Link to story in Vehicle Dynamics International:

News Releases
BART Unveils News Web Site to Keep Riders, Public Informed on Labor Negotiations

Upcoming Events
Western Snow & Ice Conference – September 22-26 – Estes Park, Colorado

Friday Bonus
I thought Batman Airport was in Gotham City.

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight Eisenhower.

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