Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 11, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Chief Questions Professionalism in New York Crash

Link to AP article:

2) ‘Global Safety Information Exchange’ Called for During FAA Aviation Safety Forum

Link to article in ATW Daily News:


3) CCTV to be Used in Wellington, New Zealand to Prosecute Parking Offenses

Link to article from The Dominion Post:


4) In These Woods, They Don’t Speak GPS

DeLorme’s Maine Atlas & Gazetteer still prized for detail it provides.

Link to article in Computerworld:


5) ‘Routine’ Coast Guard Exercise on Potomac River Exercise Sparks Alarm

Other agencies not informed of training event.

Link to article in Government Executive:


6) Latest Edition of ERTMS’s Signal

Link to newsletter:


7) Proposed National Signage Code: What It Would Look Like in a Real Community

Link to article on PhysOrg:


8) Software Tools Give Public Safety Agencies a Common View During Emergencies

Link to article in Government Computer News:


9) Jerusalemites Launch Public Protest Against City’s Transportation System

Lack of information one of the complaints.

Link to article in Haaretz:

10) iPhone Apps Let Boston T Commuters Find Stations, Check Arrival Times

Link to article in The Boston Globe:


11) New Traffic Management Center Moves Game Day Traffic at University of Florida

Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:

12) Seattle Must Build a 21st Century Transportation Network

An intelligent transportation system would help ease congestion.

Link to commentary in The Seattle Times:


13) Ford Shows Off Its High-Tech Gadgetry

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

News Releases

1) Information Tackles the Traffic Jam – Overview of Real-Time Traffic Information Service Market in China

2) International Sign Association and US Sign Council Tell US DOT to Put Brakes on Flawed Research

3) Real-Time Public Transit Information Coming to Wellington, New Zealand

Upcoming Events

Smart Ticketing & Transport 2009 – October 5-6 – Paris

Friday Bonus

Moving sidewalks instead of subways?

Today in Transportation History

1609 **400th anniversary** - Henry Hudson’s ship the Half Moon makes the first recorded European visit to what will become New York City.


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