Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


) FAA Administrator Addresses Agency Communications with General Aviation Community

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) UK Conservatives Declare War on Speed Cameras

Link to Reuters article:


) Self-Service Kiosks Boom

Link to article from The Dallas Morning News:


) Chattanooga Proposes New Driver Ed Program Funded with Revenue from Traffic Cameras

Link to story and video on WRCB-TV:


) Kentucky to Post Number of Road Deaths on Electronic Highway Signs

Link to article in The Courier-Journal:

) Nearly Half of Lahore’s Road Signs are Hidden by Ads

Link to article in The Nation:

) No Need to Change Road Sign Colors in Adirondacks

Link to editorial in The Post-Star:


) Will Airports Screen for Body Signals? Researchers Hope So

Link to story and video on CNN:

Link to further information on Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) Project from the US Department of Homeland Security:

) Three Companies Bid to Revive Clear Airport Service

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,6999616.story


) Onboard Trucking Systems are Safe, Providers Say

Link to article in Transport Topics:


) Near-Collision? Long Island Rail Road Doesn’t Have to Tell Authorities

Link to article in Newsday:

) IBM Makes Deal with 3 Transit Agencies to Use Software to Manage Repairs

Link to AP article:

) New York City Transit Wait Times to Go Digital

Link to article in the New York Post:

News Releases

) BART Offering Real-Time Information by Phone

) Clemson Researchers Study Energy Savings with Electric Cars and IntelliDrive Technology

) Federal Transit Administration Launches Bus Safety and Security Web Site for Small Urban and Rural Transit Agencies

) US Transportation Secretary Announces Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

) Navteq Introduces First of Its Kind Animated 3D Visual Content for North America Map

) The World's First Commercial ITS Verification Test Carried Out in Changchun City, China

Job Postings

- Community & Government Affairs Specialist – North County Transit District – Oceanside, California

- Program Development Specialist – National Transit Institute – New Brunswick, New Jersey

- Information Technology Specialist – Volpe Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

- Senior Researcher-Funding and Finance – Texas Transportation Institute - Texas

Upcoming Events

T3 Webinar: National ITS Architecture Update: New Features of the Latest Version of the National ITS Architecture (Version 6.1) – October 27

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - Luna 3 became the first spacecraft to take photos of the far side of the Moon.


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