Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 8, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Controllers: FAA’s Computers Prone to Problems

Link to AP article:


2) Google Street View Arrives in 11 Canadian Cities

Link to CNET News article:


3) FHWA Publishes Final Rule on Interoperability Requirements for Automated Toll Collection

Link to notice in the Federal Register:


4) Washington State Ferries May Get Corporate Names

Link to article in The Whidbey Examiner:


5) eCall Implementation Platform Meeting Held

Link to article from ERTICO-ITS Europe:


6) New York MTA Station Agent Cuts Leave Some Riders Lost

Link to article in The New York Times:


7) Bangalore Police Team with Private Company to Supply Free Traffic Alerts

Link to article in the Bangalore Mirror:


8) From Cars to TVs, Apps are Spreading to the Real World

Link to CNN story:

9) Ford Taps Web-Savvy Hipsters To Hype Fiesta

Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

1) ITS World Forum Launched

2) Transportation Safety Advancement Group Elects 2010 Leadership

3) FAA Announces Serious Runway Incursions Down by 50 Percent

4) Row 44 to Deliver First Ad-Supported In-flight Wi-Fi

5) Ford, Auburn Explore How GPS Satellites Could Help Prevent Auto Accidents

Job Posting

- Deputy Associate Administrator for Research, Innovation and Technology – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

ITS California Annual Meeting – November 16-17 – Anaheim, California

Today in Transportation History

1829 **180th anniversary** - In the Rainhill Trials, a contest involving various locomotives, the Rocket was declared the winner.


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