Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 24, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Alaska-Tested Capstone System Improves State’s Air Traffic Safety

Link to article in The Alaska Journal of Commerce:

2) Streaming Offers New Option for Flight Data

Link to CP article:

3) Southwest Airlines Plans to Expand Inflight Wi-Fi

Link to AP article:


4) Redflex Considers Solar Speed Cameras

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


5) Map Reveals Hotspots on the Tube

Link to BBC News article:


6) Malaysian Motorists Urged to Use ETC Cards

Link to Bernama article:


7) New York City Taxi GPS is a ‘Lost & Found’ Lifesaver

Link to article in the New York Post:


8) Dealers Seek More Time as Clunker Web Site Chokes

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

9) European Commission Transport Web Site Redesigned

Link to site:

10) Your Client Along America’s Roads

Reaching travelers through adopt-a-highway programs.

Link to article in Media Life:


11) SAFESOT Targets Better Road Safety

Link to article from the European Commission:


12) Multitasking by Drivers Raises Liability Concerns

Link to article in Business Insurance:

13) US Fire Administration Releases Research on Emergency Vehicle Visibility

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to report:


14) Setbacks Bedevil San Diego’s Compass Card

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

15) Millions of Passengers Manage to Find the AirTrain

Despite complaints of confusing signage, AirTrain JFK manages to draw five million passengers a year.

Link to story and audio report on WNYC Radio:

16) Who Owns Transit Data?

Link to column on CNET News:


17) Mississippi DOT Opens $1.5 Million Traffic Management Center in Hattiesburg

Link to article in The Clarion-Ledger:

18) Stimulus Money to Ease Truckers’ Wait in Colorado

Link to AP article:


19) Police Find Data from Black Boxes Helps in Investigations

Link to article in The Detroit News:

20) Malta Reticent on EU-wide ‘eCall’ Car Safety System

Link to article in The Malta Independent:

21) Ricardo’s Intelligent Car

Link to article in AutoSpeed:

News Releases

1) CITE Announces Fall 2009 Blended Course Offerings

Job Postings

- Planner 3 (ITS Specialist) – TranSystems – Boston, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

FAA International Runway Safety Summit – December 1-3 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation Hiarticle

1909 **100th anniversary** - The pouring of concrete begins at the Gatun Locks during construction of the Panama Canal.


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