Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Technicians Knew of Faulty Equipment that Caused Alaska Air Traffic Control Blackout

Link to story on KTUU-TV:

2) FAA Looks to Technology to Train Air Controllers

Link to story and audio on NPR’s Morning Edition:


3) Intercity Bus Traffic Gets Boost from Portable Electronic Technology, New Survey Finds

Link to article in Busride Magazine:

Link to report from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development:


4) Global Nav System Shipments to Hit 1.1 Billion by 2014

Link to article in EE Times Asia:

5) How Audi’s A8 Exploits Google Earth

Link to Canadian Auto Press article:


6) Holland’s Plan to Cut Traffic: A Tax on Every Kilometer Driven

Link to article in Time:,8599,1949156,00.html


7) New Airport T-Ray Screeners Could Save Time, Energy

Link to article on Discovery News:

8) Application Disables Smart Phones in Moving Cars

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,748558.story


9) The Future of Vehicle Apps Are – You Guessed It – On the iPhone

Link to article on Gizmondo Australia:


10) Chicago Transit Authority Expands Bus-Tracking Service to Cell Phones

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,3890765.story

11) Waiting for the Bus? There’s an App for That

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

12) Some Dread, Some Cheer Wireless BART Tube

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


13) West Virginia Takes Action in Turnpike Snowstorm

Link to article in The Charleston Gazette:

News Releases

1) Three Blinks and It's Off; New Ford Lane Change Technology Helps Ease Driver Pet Peeves

Upcoming Events

First International Conference in North America on Nanotechnology in Cement and Concrete – May 5-7 – Irvine, California

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** - Anthony Fokker, a Dutch-American aircraft manufacturer, died.


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