Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 23, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Bomb Testing Lab Strengthens Aviation Security

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2) Mobile Gadgets Threaten In-Flight Entertainment

Link to Reuters story:


3) Intelligent Transport Raises Privacy Concerns in EU

Link to story on EurActiv:


4) US Department of Homeland Security Launches YouTube Channel

Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

Link to DHS YouTube channel:


5) Federal Railroad Administration Sets Hearing on Positive Train Control Rule

Link to story in Occupational Health & Safety:


6) Wireless Tech Signals a Way to Safer Roads in Colorado

Link to story in The Denver Post:


7) US DOT Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

Link to story in Computerworld:

8) Australian Police Twitter to Target Drink Drivers

Link to AFP story:


9) Video Game Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Chicago Transit Authority Over Ad Ban

Link to AP story:,0,6943492.story

Link to news release from the Entertainment Software Association:

10) Long Island Rail Road Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Suicide by Train’

Link to story in Newsday:


11) Radio Broadcast by Islamabad Police to Keep Traffic in Order

Link to story in Dawn:

News Releases

1) Wi-Fi While You Fly with US Airways

2) AA Traffic Information to Help Keep New Zealanders Moving

Upcoming Events

8th Chilean Congress and 3rd Ibero-American Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems – November 11-13 – Santiago, Chile

Today in Transportation History

1999 **10th anniversary** - The pilot of an All Nippon Airways flight was killed during a hijacking.

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