Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 10, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air France Pilots Blame Safety Agencies for Crash of Flight 447

Union says French and European agencies ignored a history of dangerous failures in Airbus speed probes.

Link to story in The Times:

2) FAA Updating Flight Crew Alerting Standards

Rules would limit the use of red, yellow and amber on the flight deck.

Link to story in Occupational Health & Safety:

3) Airlines in Love with Versatile Version of Bar Code

Link to story in The Denver Post:


4) Men Bests Delaware River Port Authority in Battle Over Privacy

Link to story in the Courier-Post:


5) First Look: AT&T’s Turn-by-Turn Navigation iPhone App

Link to review on FoxBusiness:


6) US Senator John Rockefeller Wants Full Disclosure of Maritime Security Violations and Flubs

Link to story in Government Security News:

7) Washington State Ferries Wireless-Connection High-Speed Data Project

Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:


8) Drivers Asked to Test Alternative to Fuel Tax

Link to AP story:

9) New Bills in US Congress Would Make RF Spectrum Inventories Open to Public

Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

10) Telecommuting and the Broadband Superhighway

Link to story on Newgeography:

11) July Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter Online

Link to newsletter:


12) Taking Eyes Off Road Ups Accidents

Link to story in The Hawk Eye:


13) Toyota, Lexus Get New Telematics System

Link to story in Consumer Reports:

News Releases

1) Traffax Inc. Conducts July 4 Study of Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic Flows with DC Department of Transportation

2) Missouri DOT’s Communications System Wins International Award

Upcoming Events

2009 Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference – October 19-23 – Hampton, Virginia

Friday Bonus

Here’s one more way to keep the passengers’ attention during the airline safety announcements.

Today in Transportation History

1789 **220th anniversary** - Alexander Mackenzie discovered the river in Canada which would later bear his name.


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