Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 26, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Northwest Pilots Were Using Personal Laptops, NTSB Says

Link to article in the Star-Tribune:

2) In Airline Industry, Social-Media Marketing Takes Flight

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:


3) Google Maps' Appearance Takes New Direction

Link to blog on CNET News:


4) Florida's Turnpike to Go Cashless as It Switches to Electronic Tolling

Link to article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,7442287.story


5) Dallas Police Ticketed 39 Drivers in 3 Years for Not Speaking English

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

6) Augmented Reality to Alter How We See the World

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

7) TechPlan Researchers at University of Minnesota Probe Privacy Implications of ITS

Link to article in CTS Research E-News:


8) Communication Glitch Leads to Amtrak Ticket Problems

Link to story on WABC-TV:


9) Washington Governor Announces Monitoring System for Seattle Viaduct

Link to article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Video Visualizes Viaduct Collapsing

10) Will Smarter Roads Save Us More Money?

Link to blog in The New York Times:


11) New York MTA Yanks Ads Warning of Germ Dangers on Subways

Link to article in amNew York:

12) Columbus, Georgia Bus Signs Aid the Homeless

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

13) Electronic Fare Collection Options for Commuter Railroads

Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:


14) New Hampshire Offers Real-Time I-93 Traffic Data

Link to article in The Eagle-Tribune:

15) Interim Panel on Road Safety and Traffic Management Set Up in India

Link to article in The Hindu:

News Releases

1) Idaho Transportation Department Installs New Highway Cameras in Eastern Idaho

2) Newly Formed US DOT Safety Council to Take Safety Commitment to Next Level

Upcoming Events

ITS Texas Annual Meeting – November 11-13 – Galveston, Texas

Today in Transportation History

1859 **150th anniversary** - The Royal Charter was wrecked off the coast of Anglesey with the loss of approximately 459 lives.


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