Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 16, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) A Better View of the Gulf of Mexico

The coast is a blind spot for air traffic controllers. GPS is about to change that.

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


2) Honda Bicycle Simulator to Go On Sale In February

Link to article on Ubergizmo:


3) Camera Companies OK with Some Changes to Tennessee Law

Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:


4) Transportation Security Administration and Massachusetts Ferry Agency to Test New Explosives Screening Technology

Link to article in The Martha’s Vineyard Times:

Link to news release from the TSA:


5) Judge: BNSF Engaged in ‘Staggering’ Pattern of Misconduct

Says railroad covered up its role in deaths at railroad crossing.

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


6) Kids May Be Barred from ‘Nude’ UK Airport Scanner

Link to Sky News story:

7) NTSB Urges Better 911 Coordination by Pipeline Operators

Link to article in Occupational Health & Safety:


8) Delphi's Frank Ordoñez Says the Electronics Revolution is Upon Us

Link to interview in Aftermarket Business:


9) Illinois Bus Driver Suspended for Wearing Pink Tie for Breast Cancer Awareness

Link to article in The State Journal-Register:

10) Public Needs to Know About Long Island Rail Road Near-Misses

Link to editorial in Newsday:


11) Washington State DOT 'Smarter Highways' Plan: 300 Signs Over 40 Miles

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

12) Traffic System Aids Travelers at Hongqiao Airport

Link to article in the Shanghai Daily:

News Releases

1) University of North Dakota Launches Nation's First Collegiate Program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

2) COTA Launches BUStracker

3) Antwerp Upgrades Port Information System

Upcoming Events

Transportation Policy & Finance Summit – December 13-15 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus

Poling on the River: He’s the Last of the Ferrymen

Today in Transportation History

1909 **100th anniversary** - DELAG (Deutsche Luftshiffahrt Aktien-Gesellschaft) was founded as the world’s first airline. It carried passengers via airships.


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