Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) NTSB Head Says FAA Failed to Act on ‘Scores of Recommendations’ on Shared Air Space
Link to story in the Daily News:
2) US DOT Fines 3 Carriers for Disclosure Violations
Link to AP story:
3) GE Aerospace, FAA, to Study How to Integrate UAVs in US National Air Space
Link to story in Military and Aerospace Electronics:
4) New Web Site Enhancements Announced for FAA.gov
Link to story on The Aero-News Network:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) GPS Sats are Going to be Going, Going, Gone – IIR-M Final Flight
Link story on Satnews:
6) Mixed Messages Spark Port of Brisbane Emergency
Link to story in the Brisbane Times:
7) South Africa Weather Service to Make Information Available Through Cell Phones
Link to story on ITWeb:
8) Traffic Signs Have Same Message, Different Look
Sign warns of multiple hazards.
Link to story in The Wenatchee World:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) :-( help! Asap: Iowans Put 911 Texting to Test
Link to story in USA Today:
10) $42 Million More for Airport Explosives Detection
Link to story in Government Security News:
11) Hacker with Asperger’s Sentenced to 55 Months for Trucking Scheme
Link to story in Wired:
12) Road Testing the Latest Telematics Services from Ford and Lexus
Link to story in Edmunds Daily:
13) Miracle on 34th Street: Knowing Bus Arrival Times
Link to story in The New York Times:
14) Phone that Recognizes Tube Stops
Link to BBC News story and video:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Twitter Sued Over Emergency Tweets
Company claims patent infringement.
Link to story from The National Law Journal:
16) Proceedings of Intelligent Vehicle Technology Transfer (IVTT) Joint Military/Civilian Workshop on IntelliDrive Available Online
Link to further information from Transport Gooru:
Government Video Technology Expo 2009 – December 1-3 – Washington, DC
Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - The SS Arapahoe became the first American ship recorded to use SOS as a call for help.
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