Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 9, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Workshop — Incident Management, Safety and Security, July 19-21, 2009, Denver, CO

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association in Denver, CO to learn about best practices from around the world in Incident Management and Emergency Response. Gain valuable knowledge on the most effective tools and communication methods available to promote toll facility safety and security, maintain operations in the face of disruption, and effectively communicate with customers during all phases of an incident – from prevention to recovery. Meeting highlights include a technical tour of E-470 Public Highway’s Tools and Technology followed by a 5.9GHz DSRC Multi-Application Demonstration on the Northwest Parkway, a networking event at INVESCO Field at Mile High, and a fundraising golf tournament to support the IBTTA Foundation. To register or view the preliminary agenda, visit IBTTA’s website today!


1) NASA Funding Oceanic Weather Prediction System

Link to story in Aviation Week:

2) Boston Airport Tests Radar to Avoid Bird Strikes

Link to AP story:

3) Alaska Airlines Studies Changes for Seattle-Tacoma Landings

Link to story in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

4) AIA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Eyes Spectrum Allocation Needs

Link to story from the Aerospace Industries Association:

5) United Fined $80,000 for Not Revealing Flight Info

Link to AP story:

6) Disgruntled United Flier Gets Hit Song on Web with Revenge Video

Link to column in USA Today:


7) ICAO Rejects EU Call for Global Airline Blacklist

Link to Reuters story:


8) Safety Task Force Forming After Surge in Deaths on Caltrain Tracks

Link to Bay Area News Group story:


9) The Latest on the ‘Smart Road’ Scam

Link to commentary in Regulation:


10) An Emergency Device for Motorcyclists

Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) Vaisala to Launch Road Weather Decision Support System Technologies

Upcoming Events

Rail-Volution – October 30-November 1 – Boston

Today in Transportation History

1964 **45th anniversary** - US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 into law.


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