Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 5, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Could Close 20 Weather Offices
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to news release from the National Weather Service Employees Organization:

2) Crash Prompts Call for Black Box Reforms
Link to story and video on the CBS Evening News:

3) Experts Mull Over Lessons from Brazil Plane Crash
Link to AP story:

4) Runway Cameras Approved for Aspen, Colorado Airport
First airport to get FAA approval for cameras.
Link to story in the Aspen Daily News:

5) Harris to Buy Air Traffic Control Business
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from SolaCom Technologies:

6) Switching Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Signs is No Breeze, Officials Say
Link to story in the Star Tribune:

7) Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Seeks Funds to Tout Facility, Region
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:


8) Peter Pan Bus Lines to Equip Fleet with Wi-Fi
Link to story in Metro Magazine:


9) Error in GPS Map Data Prompts Garmin Product Safety Recall
Link to IDG News Service story:


10) Using Location Technology to Respond to Piracy
Link to interview in Directions Magazine:


11) Cuyahoga Valley Railroad to Implement GPS Commentary System on Excursion Trains
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:


12) Washington, DC Commuters Left in Lurch, Virginia Congressmen Say
Roadwork on parallel spans compounded by inadequate communications.
Link to column in The Washington Post:


13) Continental System Would Let Drivers Download Telematics Appplications
Link to story in The Oakland Press:

News Releases
Telematics Awards 2009 Winners and Runners-Up Announced
2) Hughes Telematics Delivers Keynote at Telematics Detroit 2009
UK Highways Agency’s New Magazine Gives Advice on Staying Safe on the Road

Upcoming Events
IBTTA 77th Annual Meeting & Exposition – September 13-16 – Chicago

Friday Bonus
This is not what McGruff means when he says ‘take a bite out of crime.’

Today in Transportation History
1829 **180th anniversary** - The slave ship, Voladora, was captured by the HMS Pickle off the coast of Cuba.

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