Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 24, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Merry Christmas


1) EC, FAA Move on SESAR, NextGen Cooperation

Link to article in Aviation Week:,%20FAA%20Move%20on%20SESAR,%20NextGen%20Cooperation

Link to additional information on SESAR:

Link to additional information on NextGen:

2) Instrument Approach Lets Santa Land in Bad Weather

Link to article in Wired:


3) Bridge Clearance Technology Expected to Enhance Safety on Mississippi River

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:

Link to Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System Web site:


4) South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corp. Won’t Bid for Web Site

Link to SAPA article:

Link to Aarto site:


5) Eleven Calls Told of Glitches at North Carolina Train Crossing Where Fatal Crash Occurred

Link to article in The News & Observer:


6) Cheap Colorado DOT Device Clears Snow-Clogged Traffic Signals

Link to story on KMGH-TV:


7) Another TSA Security Goof? Details of Air Marshal Guns

Link to ABC News story:

Link to additional information from Sig Sauer:

8) Alberta Premier Says Law Prohibiting Texting and Cell Phone Use While Driving Not a Priority

Link to article in the Calgary Herald:


9) Push the Blue Button to Follow Santa Via OnStar

Link to blog and video on Edmunds CarPool:


10) Riders Wait - & ‘See’

Text and audio information to be provided in New York subway stations.

Link to article in the New York Post:


11) Israeli Firm Behind World’s Most Advanced Traffic Information System

Link to article on The Media Line:

Link to Waze Web site:

12) St. Louis Traffic Personality Don Miller Dead at 84

Link to story and video on KTVI-TV:,0,4892030.story

Link to additional information from KMOX Radio:

13) ITS International November/December Issue Online

Link to magazine:

News Releases

1) OnStar Welcomes Its First Subscriber in China

Upcoming Events

Third International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling – May 9-12 – Tempe, Arizona

Today in Transportation History

1979 **30th anniversary** - The first European Ariane rocket was launched.


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