Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 23, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilots Who Overflew Airport Should Have had Numerous Warnings of Approach

Link to AP article:

2) Feds Look at Instruments, Approach Lights in Atlanta Taxiway Landing

Link to CNN story:

3) Still ‘Dragging the Chain’ on ATC Modernization

Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:

4) E-News Media

Airport e-newsletters: a comparative analysis.

Link to article in Airport Business:$31735


5) Loran Gets Three Month Reprieve

Link to column on Nextgov:

6) Study Backs GPS Use for Harbor Trucks

Pilot shows use of GPS technology by harbor trucking companies can improve freight flow and contribute to reduced congestion and pollution in port cities.

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


7) Computer Model Predicts Hurricane Power Outages

Link to article in USA Today:

Link to news release from Johns Hopkins University:


8) EU and Ricardo Launch SARTRE Road-Train Project

Project will develop and test technology for vehicles that can drive themselves in long road trains on motorways.

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

9) Closed New York Meeting Over Bridge Shutdown a Public Outrage

Link to editorial in the Press-Republican:


10) School Bus Camera Shows Drivers Illegally Passing Stopped Bus

Link to story on WTEN-TV:


11) Challenges to Brazil’s Telematics Plan

Link to article in M2M:

12) Consumer Electronics Enforce Automotive Security Discussion

Link to article in EE Times Deutschland:


13) DC Metro Ready to Test Anti-crash System

Link to story and video on WTTG-TV:

14) San Mateo County, California Bus Riders to Get Real-Time Arrival Updates

Link to article in the San Mateo County Times:

News Releases

1) BART Partners with Location-Based Service Foursquare to Encourage Transit Ridership

2) Live New York City Traffic Cams at Your Service on Verizon FiOS TV

3) Lifting the VAIL: Volkswagen Group, Stanford University Take the Next Step in Driving Automotive Innovation

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar: Security and System Resiliency – November 18

Friday Bonus

This car may only be one horsepower, but it uses no fossil fuels.

Today in Transportation History

1944 **65th anniversary** - The Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles in history, began.


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