Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) NTSB Chairman Admonishes FAA for Moving ‘Too Slow’ on Runway Safety

Link to article in ATW Daily News:

Link to remarks by NTSB Chairman:

2) St. Louis’s Lambert Airport to Get $1.4 Million Sign, Entrance Makeover

Link to article in the St. Louis Business Journal:

3) New Lambert Airport Head: Marketing Airport a Must

Link to article in the St. Louis Business Journal:


4) Microsoft Bing Maps Beta Adds Much Richer Images

Link to column and video on CNET News:


5) Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data Eight Million Times Over a Year

Link to column in Wired:


6) Trucking Software Pioneers to Merge

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

Link to news release from TMW Systems:


7) Regional Traffic Signal Operations Programs: An Overview

Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

8) Nova Scotia’s MacKay Bridge Signs Will Help Alleviate Commuter Crunch

Link to article in Metro:


9) Colorado DOT Launches iPhone App to Help Estimate Blood-Alcohol Content

Link to article in The Denver Post:


10) Report Faults Plan for Handling New York City Subway Emergencies

Link to article in The New York Times:

11) Orange County Transportation Authority Finds Cost Savings in Mobile Program

Link to article in DMNews:


12) TVs Installed at Virginia Mall to Provide Traffic Updates During Construction

Link to article in The Washington Post:

13) WABC-TV’s Joe Nolan Celebrates 30-Years in Traffic

Link to article in the Daily News:

News Releases

1) Congress Urged to Invest in Deployment-Ready Transportation Technologies for Immediate Job Creation

2) ProTECTS (Promotion of Two-Way Emergency Communication and Tracking Systems) Alliance Announces Organizational Meeting

3) Global Automotive Telematics Shipments to Expand by Factor of Four by 2016

4) GPS Users Reveal Which US Cities are Truly the Most Congested

5) New Standard Facilitates Faster Response Time for Road Accidents

6) Beat the Traffic Introduces Improved My Traffic Service

Upcoming Events

Transport & Innovations Forum – May 26-28 – Leipzig, Germany

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** - LaGuardia Airport opened to commercial traffic.


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