Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 16, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Clay Lacy Aviation to Install Wireless Internet on Private Jets

Link to story in Private Jet Daily:

2) Free Wi-Fi Coming to Atlanta Airport, but Not Yet

Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

3) FAA and the National Weather Service are Considering Plans to Consolidate Weather Service Offices, But Face Significant Challenges

Link to US Government Accountability Office testimony:


4) Port of Los Angeles Sonar Devices Aid Ocean Searches

Link to story in the Daily Breeze:


5) Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Planning Group Charter

Link to document from US DOT:


6) Seattle Transportation Department Unveils New, ‘Open’ Web Site

Link to story in the West Seattle Herald:

Link to site:


7) Texas Opts Not to Spend Stimulus Funds on Road Signs

Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:


8) US Homeland Security Chief Promotes Cheaper, Secure Driver’s Licenses

Link to AP story:

9) Calling ‘How’s My Driving’ Numbers Actually Improves Traffic Safety

Link to story in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:

10) Music to Soothe the Savage Driver

CD designed to relax drivers yet help them stay alert.

Link to story in The San Bernardino County Sun:

Link to further information and samples:


11) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Says He’s Reachable

Link to story in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

1) Inrix Announces Historical Traffic Speeds for Europe

2) Maritime Satellite Communication Market to Reach $27 Billion in 2013, Finds Frost & Sullivan

3) Pennsylvania DOT Introduces E-PennDOT Digest

4) FRA Issues NPRM on Technology to Prevent Train Collisions

5) Lockheed Martin Submits Phase B Proposal for Advanced Control Segment of GPS

Job Posting

- Sales Representative – Citilog – North America


- RFP – Customer Service – E-470 Public Highway Authority

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Using the Newly Released Version of the Roadway Safety+ Training Program - August 6

Today in Transportation History

1969 **40th anniversary** - Apollo 11 was launched for the first manned mission to the Moon.

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