Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bird Radar a Special Focus of NTSB 1549 Hearing
Link to story on The Aero-News Network:

2) FAA Nixes Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft for US Cops
Link to story in Government Technology:

3) Embracing Airport Technology Can Save You Time and Money
Link to AP story:


4) Bills Would Kill US Department of Homeland Security Satellite Surveillance Office
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


5) New Security Technology to Get Test with New York Rail Commuters
Link to CNN story:

6) E-Ticket System Issues 1 Million Traffic Tickets
Link to AP story:,0,6997682.story


7) Boston T Suspends First Worker for Carrying a Cell Phone
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

8) Billboard for Apple Competitor Removed by BART
Link to blog on ZDNet:

9) Next Stop – A Better Bus Stop
Experiment uses crowdsourcing to design a better bus stop.
Link to story on The Transit Wire:


10) Social Aspects Will Determine Car Technology, Freestyle Executive Says
Link to interview in EE Times:

News Releases
1) Launches iFly Airport Guide and iFly Pro -- First Comprehensive Airport Guides for the iPhone
2) Eurocontrol Publishes Guidance on Implementing the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan
3) American Trucking Associations Unveils Progressive New Highway Safety Agenda
4) ITS-NY Wins ITS America’s 2009 Outstanding State Chapter Award

Upcoming Events
Integrated Corridor System Management Modeling Best Practices Workshop – September 14-15 – Irvine, California

Today in Transportation History
1829 **180th anniversary** - The first Boat Race, a rowing contest between the boat clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, took place.

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