Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

1) FAA to Determine Fate of West Virginia Beacon

Link to article in The State Journal:

http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=70523

Link to photo of Rich Mountain Beacon:

http://www.atchistory.org/History/FacilityPhotos/WV/RichMountain/RichMountainBeacon.htm

2) Non-profit to Supply Free Wi-Fi at Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/11/free_wi-fi_available_at_clevel.html

Link to news release from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport:

http://www.clevelandairport.com/Portals/Documents/FINAL%20CLE%20WiFi.pdf

CAMERAS

3) Traffic Camera Fibs Spread by E-mail in Florida

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/17/na-traffic-camera-fibs-spread-by-e-mail/

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) All Electronic Tolls Coming to Florida’s Turnpike

Link to AP article:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1339999.html

Link to further information from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise:

http://www.floridasturnpike.com/all-electronictolling/publicmeeting.html

5) Dialogue, Education Key in Getting Public to Accept Road Tolls, US Transportation Officials Say

Link to article in Daily Commercial News and Construction Record:

http://dcnonl.com/article/id36366

OTHER

6) NTSB Chairman Laments ‘If It Scares, It Airs’ Mentality

Link to CBS News story:

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/11/17/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5683620.shtml

Link to text of speech:

http://www.ntsb.gov/speeches/hersman/daph091116.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Canadian Privacy Watchdog Slams No-Fly List, Financial Database

Link to Canwest News Service article:

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Privacy+watchdog+slams+list+financial+database/2234059/story.html

Link to news release from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

http://www.priv.gc.ca/media/nr-c/2009/nr-c_091117_e.cfm

8) Video Surveillance Reality Check

Link to interview on SecurityInfoWatch:

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/Homepage+Articles/video-surveillance-reality-check-part-1

TRANSIT

9) Students Keep Track of University of Vermont Buses

Link to article in the Burlington Free Press:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20091117/NEWS0213/91116021

News Releases

1) FCC Releases Agenda for November 20 Staff Workshop on Distracted Driving

2) Common Language for Smart Devices Envisioned by Newly Launched Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards Initiative
3) Garmin Makes Custom Maps Free and Easy, Merging Paper and Digital Maps with GPS Handhelds

Upcoming Events

University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference – April 27-28 – St. Paul, Minnesota

http://www.cts.umn.edu/Events/ResearchConf/

Today in Transportation History

1809 **200th anniversary** - The Action of 18 November 1809 took place in the Bay of Bengal. French naval forces captured vessels of the Honourable East India Company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_18_November_1809

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