Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 31, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Happy New Year!


1) Pilots Union Faults Feds for Lack of Terror Alert

Link to AP article:


2) Map Still Well Positioned in this GPS-Styled World

Link to McClatchy Tribune News Service article:


3) En Route to GPS-Based Air Traffic Control

Image of Anchorage Bowl Traffic Information Service.

Link to CNET News article:


4) Ottawa Developing Web Site to Let Residents Know When Plow Will Clear Street

Link to story on CFRA Radio:

5) Trinity Industries to Buy Quixote for $61 Million

Link to Reuters article:

Link to news release from Trinity Industries:


6) Florida Triples Price of Its Highway Signs

Restaurateurs say increase comes at 'worst' possible time.

Link to article in Florida Today:

7) New Electronic Speed Limit Signs Aim to Make Maine Roads Safer

Link to story on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:


8) ‘One Database Failure After Another’

Link to article in USA Today:

9) TSA Targets Travel Bloggers Over Leaked Security Memo

Link to blog in USA Today:

10) Ohio Lists Only 1% of Multi-DUI Drivers

Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:

11) Oregon Cell Phone Ban has Loophole

Link to AP article:


12) Kia to Launch Ford Sync Rival Next Week

Link to blog on The Car Connection:

13) Welcome to the Wired Future on Wheels

Link to article in the Financial Post:


14) Interstate Work to Aid Louisiana Motorists in Real-Time

Link to AP article:

15) Oregon Commuters Disgruntled at Warning, Response to Tuesday’s Drivetime Snow Storm

Link to article in The Oregonian:

16) With Planning, West Virginia Turnpike Can Avoid Future Tumult

Communication, or lack thereof, was a huge issue.

Link to commentary on WVNS-TV:

News Releases

1) Connecticut Now ‘Tweets’ Real-Time Traffic Alerts

2) Ohio DOT to Ring In New Year with Special Midnight Traffic Tweet

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Convention – March 10-12 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1909 **100th anniversary** - The Manhattan Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, opened.


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