Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Reports on Investigation Into Wayward Flight Go Public

Link to article in the Star Tribune:

Link to NTSB public docket:

2) British Airways Strike: Cabin Crews Feel Online Backlash as Passengers Vent Fury on Facebook

Link to article in the Daily Mail:

Link to ‘Support the BA Cabin Crew!!!’ Facebook page:

3) Frugal, but with Plenty to Give

Travelers Aid at Kennedy Airport helps the lost and confused.

Link to column in The New York Times:


4) PND Navigation is Still on Top

Link to video interview with Chris Schreiner, analyst at Strategy Analytics on The Where Business:


5) International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks to Open

Link to article in The Times of India:

6) Technology and Towing? Why Not?

Link to article in Parking Today:


7) Carnegie Mellon University’s ‘Smart Parking’ Moves Ahead

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


8) FHWA Releases MUTCD 2009 Edition

Link to further information:

Link to news release from US DOT:


9) FEMA Issues Updated Version of Incident Command System Forms Booklet

Link to article in Government Security News:

10) Vivid Falcons Take Aim at Shocking Road Toll

Brightly colored police cars have different themes to spread safety message.

Link to article in the Sunshine Coast News:

11) Everbridge Launches Location-Based Emergency Notifications

Link to interview in Directions Magazine:


12) No Streetcars Named Desire: Toronto Bans Adultery Ads on Public Transit

Link to article on BNET:

Link to article in the National Post:


13) Congressman Calls for Traffic Data Contract to be Re-bid

Link to article in The Hill:

14) KanDrive Announced by Kansas DOT

Link to article in the Kansas City Kansan:

Link to KanDrive:

15) Plant City, Florida Traffic Control Goes High-Tech

Link to article in the Plant City Courier & Tribune:

News Releases

1) Federal Highway Administration Revises MUTCD to Make Highways Safer

2) Drivers Multitasking Near Train Tracks Face Disaster; Operation Lifesaver Releases PSAs Addressing Distracted Driving

3) Continental Airlines to Offer Gogo Inflight Internet Service

4) Ford Engineers Imitate Human Touch Through a Robot Named Ruth

5) The Next Internet Boom: Connected Cars

Upcoming Events

2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium – January 10-14 – New Orleans

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - China Airlines was founded.


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