Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) ADS-B ‘Critical’ Sites Begin Operating

Link to article in Avionics:

http://www.aviationtoday.com/av/topstories/ADS-B-Critical-Sites-Begin-Operating_65308.html

2) FAA Uses High-Tech Recruiting Tool

Link to story and video on KSAZ-TV:

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/money/job_news/faa_jobs_122809

CAMERAS

3) Red Light, Parking Tickets are Growing Revenue Source for New Orleans

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/12/red_light_parking_tickets_prov.html

CARTOGRAPHY

4) Growing Virginia Satellite Imaging Company has Global View

Link to article in the Loudoun Independent:

http://www.loudouni.com/business/2009-12-22/growing-loudoun-satellite-imaging-company-has-global-view

5) Mike Siegel, Rutgers Cartographer Puts New Jersey at Our Fingertips

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

http://blog.nj.com/iamnj/2009/12/mike_siegel_rutgers_cartograph.html

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

6) Transport Companies Ask for Delay in Slovakia’s Electronic Toll System

Link to article in The Slovak Spectator:

http://www.spectator.sk/articles/view/37518/10/transport_companies_ask_for_delay_in_electronic_toll_system.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) Cell Phone GPS App Could Help Illegal Immigrants Cross Mexico-US Border

Link to article and video in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2009/12/cellphone-gps-app-could-help-undocumented-workers-cross-border/1

MARITIME

8) NOAA Tests Free ‘BookletCharts’ with Boaters

Link to article in the Anchorage Daily News:

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/rural/story/1071942.html

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) Tennessee Anti-drunken Driving Campaign for Latinos Gets Grant Extension

Link to article in The Tennessean:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091229/NEWS01/912290343/Anti-drunken+driving+campaign+for+Latinos+gets+grant+extension

10) Safety Campaign Spots Worrisome Traffic Trends

Link to article in Fleet Owner:

http://fleetowner.com/news/topstory/1229-operation-safe-driver-campaign/

Link to news release from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance:

http://www.cvsa.org/news/2009_press.aspx

ROADWAYS

11) New York City Street Fair Bureaucracy Goes Digital

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/street-fair-bureaucracy-goes-digital/

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) New Call for Faster, More Thorough Airport Body Scans

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-12-28-airport-body-scan-machines-terror_N.htm

13) Confusion Fills Skies After Attempted Bombing

Link to AP article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Confusion-fills-skies-after-apf-3165802473.html?x=0&.v=2

14) US Government Launches Distracted Driving Web Site to Warn, Inform

Link to article in Motor Trend:

http://wot.motortrend.com/6604859/government/governent-launches-distracted-driving-web-site-to-warn-inform/index.html

Link to Distraction.gov: http://www.distraction.gov/

15) Police: Twitter Used to Avoid DUI Checkpoints

Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010618380_twitterdui29.html

TELEMATICS

16) Automotive Aftermarket Shop of Tomorrow May Include Telematics

Link to article from Aftermarket Business:

http://aftermarketbusiness.search-autoparts.com/aftermarketbusiness/Distribution/Shop-of-Tomorrow-may-include-telematics/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/649502?contextCategoryId=42271

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) New Rules Require Better Warnings of Traffic Delays

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-12-28-traffic-info_N.htm

18) Blizzard Overwhelms South Dakota 511 Hotline

Link to article in the Argus Leader:

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20091229/NEWS/912290327/1001/news

VEHICLES

19) US Environmental Protection Agency Launches Emissions Simulator

Link to article in Environmental Leader:

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/12/29/epa-launches-vehicle-emissions-simulator/

News Releases

1) Ford First to Enable iTunes Tagging with Launch of New HD Radio Capability in Its Lineup

2) Connecticut Governor Announces $6 Million for Work on Positive Train Control System for Metro-North

3) Durham, North Carolina Traffic Cameras to be Made Available Online and on Cable TV

4) Passur Launches National Network of Airport Condition Reporting

5) Ford Takes Pragmatic Approach to In-Car Wi-Fi and Internet Access

Upcoming Events

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

http://www.transportationsummit.com/

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** - The Consolidated B-24 made its first flight.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2461

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