Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 29, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Computer Failures are Probed in Air France Crash
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:

2) FAA Chief Backs NextGen Users
Link to story in Aviation Week:

3) Soon, Fliers Can ‘Voice’ Their Complaints at Mumbai Airport
Link to story in The Times of India:

4) Marketers See Fliers Waiting to Claim Bags as Captive Audience
Link to story in USA Today:


5) Some Still Slow to Make the Move to Fast Lane
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


6) Garmin Issues Fix for Widespread GPS Glitch
Link to story in PC Magazine:,2817,2349317,00.asp


7) Iowa DOT Blocks Tweeter, Facebook, Other Online Social Media Over Security Concerns
Link to story in The Des Moines Register:

8) Toyota Technology has Brain Waves Move Wheelchair
Link to AP story:

9) Besides Rail, We Need Smart Transportation Technology
Link to commentary in the San Jose Mercury News:


10) Bellingham, Washington Still Fighting to Keep Amtrak Records Private in Death Case
Link to story in The Bellingham Herald:


11) June Issue of Florida DOT’s Smart Moves Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:


12) Metrorail Crash May Exemplify Paradox of Human-Machine Interaction
Link to story in The Washington Post:

13) America's Fortress: Cheyenne Mountain, NORAD Live On
Link to column on CNET News:


14) UK Commuters Could Use Phone to Pay for Travel
Link to story in the Telegraph:

15) Who Owns San Francisco Muni’s Arrival and Departure Times? That Depends on Who You Ask
Link to story in the SF Weekly:

16) Sound Transit Releases Powerful PSA Aimed at Youth and Light Rail Safety
Link to video via the Rainer Valley Post:


17) Taiwan Traffic Radio Station Can’t Meet Target
Link to story from the Taipei Times:

18) Coming Soon: Maps That Give You a More Complete Seattle-Area Traffic Picture
Link to column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

News Releases
Nissan Gets 'Intelligent' Over Saving Fuel - Project will use communications technology to teach drivers how to improve fuel economy
2) Washington, DC Launches New Circulator Bus Mobile Application
3) Inrix Wins Contract with GeoDecisions to Aid Government Logistics Using Real-Time Traffic Data
4) Navteq Upgrades Mobile Web Site for Real-Time Traffic Delays

Upcoming Events
12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems – September 2-4 – Redondo Beach, California

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - The first flight of a US military airplane took place took place at Fort Myer, Virginia.

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