Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 13, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Vancouver, British Columbia First to Link Cameras, FOD Radar

Link to story in Aviation Week:,%20FOD%20Radar&channel=busav

2) When Will the FAA Give Drone Planes a Piece of the Sky?

Link to story in Popular Mechanics:


3) Tighter Cell Phone Laws Might Face Static

Link to story in The Washington Post:

4) Airlines Set to Ask More of Passengers

Link to story in The Washington Post:

5) Brain-Fitness Companies Applying Neuroscience to Make Safer Drivers

Link to story in The Seattle Times:


6) New Jersey Rail Commuters to Get Real-Time Train Info

Link to AP story:

Link to further information from NJ Transit:

7) Better Technology Can Boost Public Transit

Editorial calls for providing real-time information to bus riders.

Link to editorial in The Honolulu Advertiser:


8) The How: Case Studies on How Regions are Advancing Planning for Operations

Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:

9) Intelligent Transport: How Cities Can Improve Mobility

Link to study from IBM:


10) Volvo Develops ‘Intelligent’ Prototypes to Cut Queue Accidents

Link to story in Truck & Bus Engineering:

News Releases

1) Public Affairs Consultant Launches Transportation Blog

2) Navteq Reports Gender Differences in the Navigation Market

3) Trafficmaster and IBM Develop Solution for Smarter Driving

Upcoming Events

TRB Webinar: US Transportation System Scenarios to 2050 in a World Addressing Climate Change – August 13

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - Volvo introduced the three-point safety belt, invented by Nils Bohlin.

1959 **50th anniversary** - Discoverer 5, a photo surveillance satellite, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe send an e-mail to:

To unsubscribe send an e-mail to:

TCN archives:

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at

© 2009 Bernie Wagenblast

1 comment:

transport blogs said...

HI Bernie Wagenblast really your blog news are very nice, I want to known whether you publish current Events.