Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Incident Highlights Outdated Air-Traffic Control System

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Extensive Failures Found in Maryland Medevac Crash

NTSB faults air-traffic controllers and Maryland State Police efforts to track and search for chopper.

Link to article in The Washington Post:

Link to news release from the National Transportation Safety Board:

3) Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Faces Challenges in Responding to Task Force Recommendations

Link to testimony from the Government Accountability Office:


4) Bill to Expand Geospatial Imagery Passes US House

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:


5) Google Maps Navigation Takes a Mobile Turn

Link to CNET News article:


6) Traffic Control Faulted in Ship Crash

Link to article in The Japan Times:

7) Malacca, Singapore Straits Can Handle Rise in Vessel Traffic

Link to article in The Business Times:,4574,356796,00.html


8) Australian Communications and Media Authority Prepares for Intelligent Transport Systems

Link to article on iTWire:


9) Maryland Company Develops ‘Whisper’ Technology for TSA

Radios can send pre-programmed text messages to discreetly share information.

Link to article in The Capital:

10) Stop Texting-Drivers – Or Lose Highway Funds

Link to debate in BusinessWeek:


11) Take Notes, MTA: NY Waterways to Give Real-Time Bus Arrival Info on Web Site

Link to article in the Daily News:


12) Traffic Reports to be Boosted on Ho Chi Minh City Radio Station

Link to Viet Nam News Agency article:

News Releases

1) Navteq Traffic Patterns Saves Drivers Up to 22 Hours per Year in North America

2) Navteq Traffic Patterns Saves Drivers Up to 42 Hours per Year in Europe

3) Follow the US DOT’s ITS Joint Program Office on Twitter

4) New Technology Enables Traffic Management Improvements in Boston Neighborhood

5) The Internet of the Future to Make Europe's Systems Smart and Efficient

6) New Travel Conditions Map Available on Wyoming DOT 511 Web Site

Upcoming Events

ITS-CT Annual Meeting – November 2 – Cromwell, Connecticut

Today in Transportation History

1949 **60th anniversary** - Dr. Wernher von Braun, and other German rocket scientists, were transferred to the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.


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