Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA InFO Notice Takes on Sailplane Transponders
Link to story on the Aero-News Network:
Link to notice from the Federal Aviation Administration:

2) Business Jet Group Tries to Block Freedom of Information Request
Link to story on ProPublica:


3) GPS Satellite Glitches Fuel Concern on Next Generation
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


4) Amtrak Promises Better Communication with Public About Projects Affecting Connecticut
Link to story in The Day:

5) Amtrak Criticized for Pennsylvania Fires
Fire officials say railroad initially refused to stop defective train or halt rail traffic. Amtrak blames miscommunication.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


6) Safety Sign or Massachusetts Governor Campaign Ad?
Link to story and video on WBZ-TV:

7) ‘Smart’ Bridges Harness Technology to Stay Safe
Link to story in Scientific American:


8) US Department of Homeland Security Launches Second Test of Biometric Exit Processes
Link to story on Nextgov:

9) Transportation Security Administration’s Role in General Aviation Security
Link to report from the US Department of Homeland Security Inspector General:


10) Turban-Wearing Transit Workers Demand New York MTA Drop Mandated Logo on Headwear
Link to story in the Daily News:

11) Prank SEPTA Signs Offend, Amuse
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


12) $22 Million from Feds Will Help Traffic Monitoring on Philadelphia’s I-95 and Vine Street Expressway
Link to story on KYW Radio:

13) Dubai Motorists to Get SMS Alert on Heavy Fog Conditions
Link to story in Gulf News:

News Releases
New Pennsylvania DOT Web Site Designed to Enhance Highway Safety

Upcoming Events
Rail Systems Asia 2009 – September 1-3 – New Delhi

Today in Transportation History
1579 **430th anniversary** - Francis Drake landed along the west coast of the present day United States and called it Nova Albion and claimed it for England.

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