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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
Transportation Policy & Finance Summit – December 13-15 – Washington, DC
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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