Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 25, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Computers Can’t Replace Pilots – Yet, Say Experts

Link to article in Flight International:


2) Report Lauds Florida I-95 Toll Express Lanes

Link to article in The Miami Herald:


3) Launch of Russian Navigation Satellites Delayed Due to Glitch

Link to AP article:

4) iPhone GPS App Market Heating Up

Link to article in Computerworld:


5) Norway Not Told About Nuclear Cargo

Authorities not notified when Russian vessel with nuclear waste passed Norway on its way from Poland to Murmansk.

Link to article on BarentsObserver:


6) Insurer to Track Drivers by iPhone and BlackBerry

Link to Bloomberg News article:

7) Mark IV Gets Court OK to Emerge from Bankruptcy

Link to article in The Buffalo News:


8) US Lawmakers Weigh Next Move on Public Safety Spectrum

Link to article on CongressDaily:

9) Advocates Target Texting-While-Driving at Safety Summit

Link to article in the Dayton Daily News:

10) Strict Rules from Parents Lead to Safer-Driving Teens

Link to article in USA Today:


11) Missile-Tracking Satellites Launched on Demo Flight

Link to CNET News article:


12) eCall Creates New Possibilities for Telematics

Link to article in Integrated Solutions:


13) Crash Me if You Can

Link to column in The Sydney Morning Herald:

News Releases

1) Volvo Cars on the Move Towards a Future Without Traffic Accidents

2) New Web Site for Amtrak Travelers in Virginia –

3) Safety Advocates File Petition to Initiate US Action to Curb Use of Electronic Devices by Truck and Bus Drivers

4) Innovative Crop of Companies Plus Several New Programs and Awards Round Out DEMOfall 09

Upcoming Events

Clean Diesel Technology Showcase – September 29 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus

Alarm or no alarm, how comfortable would you be taking a nap on the subway?

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - The Goodyear blimp, Enterprise, the second Goodyear blimp with that name, made its final flight.


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