Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 4, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Administrator Urges Proactive Approach to Safety

Link to article in ATW Daily News:


2) I-PASS Users Face Extra Charge

Illinois wars with Indiana over 3 cents tacked on.

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6422852.story

3) New West Virginia Turnpike Toll System Could Cost $7 Million

Link to article in The Register-Herald:


4) Gauteng Drives Transport IT Solutions

Link to article on ITWeb:


5) Communicating Transportation, Energy, and Climate Change Concepts to the Public: TRB Contest Identifies Exemplary Efforts

Link to article in TR News:


6) Indian Government Plans Anti-collision Devices Throughout Rail Network

Link to article in The Economic Times:


7) Out of Gas? Lost? Flat Tire? Who Ya Gonna Call?

San Diego area drivers can dial 511 for roadside assistance.

Link to article in San Diego Metropolitan Magazine:


8) Highway Officials Push to Curb Distracted Driving

Link to article in The Birmingham News:


9) New York State Senator Questions Wisdom of Giving MTA Bus Riders Arrival Information

Link to article in the Daily News:


10) Congress: Invest in Intelligent Transportation Systems to Create Jobs

Link to article in The Hill:

News Releases

1) FAA Solicits Bids for NextGen Contracts Worth $7 Billion

2) SAE International Creating New Air Traffic Management Steering Committee

3) Ford Vehicles Equipped with Clarion Navigation Top J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

4) Intelligent Transport System Conference and Exhibition Opens in New Delhi

5) Sirius Traffic Available on Model Year 2010 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

6) Research and Markets: Electronic Toll Collection Systems - A Global Update of Market Trends & Opportunities

Job Postings

- Supervisory IT Specialist – Research and Innovative Technology Administration (Volpe Center) – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Sleep Apnea & Trucking Conference 2010 – May 11-12 – Linthicum, Maryland

Friday Bonus

Looking for a way to get folks to take the stairs instead of the escalator? This could be the answer.

Today in Transportation History

1984 **25th anniversary** - Hezbollah terrorists hijacked a Kuwait Airlines flight killing four passengers.


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