Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 1, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Cockpit Chatter Cited in Six Crashes

Link to article in USA Today:


2) E-ZPass System Implemented on Ohio Turnpike

Link to article in the Daily Kent Stater:


3) EU Launches Free Satellite System to Fine-Tune GPS

Link to Reuters article:

Link to news release from the EU:


4) Golden Pylon Awards Recognize Los Angeles-Area Traffic Reporters

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1829383.story


5) ‘Slow Down’: The Message from Construction Flagger Protest in Vancouver, British Columbia

Link to story on CKWX Radio:

6) Albany, New York Police to Flash Defendants’ Names on Roadway Signs

Link to story and video on WRGB-TV:


7) Government Seeks State Anti-Distracted Driving Laws

Link to AP article:

8) Obama Bars Fed Workers from Texting and Driving

Link to article in Computerworld:

9) Oregon Protects Communities From Deadly Chemical Weapons with Massive Wi-Fi Network

Link to article in Government Technology:


10) SEPTA Moves a Step Closer to ‘Smart Cards’

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


11) Google Testing Car Charging Software, Links to PowerMeter

Link to article on Seeking Alpha:

News Releases

1) American Drivers Happy, but Would Welcome Improvements


- Request for Response – Mass511 Traveler Information System – Massachusetts Highway Department

Upcoming Events

AAAE Airport/Seaport Cruise Ship Conference – December 7-9 – Miami

Today in Transportation History

1969 **40th anniversary** - The Concorde broke the sound-barrier for the first time.


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