Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 17, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) NASA Launches New GPS to be Used for US Air Force

Link to AP story:

2) iPhone Gets TomTom GPS App

Link to story in InformationWeek:


3) Bay Area Commuters Turn to the Web To Find Car Pools

Link to story and audio report on KCBS Radio:


4) Interoperable Communications-Based Signaling as a Basis for Positive Train Control

Link to report from the Federal Railroad Administration:


5) Drug-Driving Campaign is Launched in UK

Link to BBC News story and video:

6) Saudi Religious Leaders Join Road Safety Campaign

Link to story in The National:

7) US Department of Homeland Security Plans Wiki for Agencies, Cybersecurity Center to Coordinate Efforts

Link to story in Government Security News:

8) US Product Safety Agency Lacks Customs Data Access, GAO Report Finds

Link to AP story:

Link to Government Accountability Office report:


9) New York MTA Tells Blogger to Share Profits for iPhone App

Agency says train schedule information is its property.

Link to story and video on WTNH-TV:

10) Riders Leaping Aboard High-Tech ‘Clever Commute’ Service

Link to story in The Star-Ledger:

11) Bus Times Displays in Singapore Will be Spot On

Land Transport Authority working with IBM to predict traffic flow.

Link to story from The Straits Times:

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Today in Transportation History

1969 **40th anniversary** - Huge traffic jams mark the end of the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York.


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