Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 15, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Seattle-Tacoma Airport First to Use New Bird-Tracking Radar

Link to article in The News Tribune:

Link to news release from the Port of Seattle:

2) US Government Fines United $30,000 for Fare Flub

Link to AP article:

3) The Common Use Continuum

SITA’s airport IT survey highlights trends associated with passenger processing.

Link to article in Airport Business:$33194

Link to SITA survey:


4) Programming a GPS While Driving a Danger

Link to CBC News story and video on Marketplace:


5) Virginia DOT Money Pays for Ads Warning of Construction on Gilmerton Bridge

Link to story and video on WTKR-TV:,0,2062825.story


6) Advertising at O’Hare Airport Aims to Lure Travelers to Amtrak

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,4855609.story


7) LaHood Steps Up Campaign Against Texting While Driving

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

8) Technology Makes Dodging Traffic (and Speed Traps) in South Africa Easier

Link to article on Moneyweb:


9) I-Bus Technology Now a Reality in Winnipeg

Link to story on CJOB Radio:


10) Seattle Companies Driving the Trend Toward In-Car Technology

Link to article in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

11) Challenges in Automotive Radio Design

Link to article in Automotive DesignLine:

News Releases

1) Federal Signal Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sirit

2) FCC Adopts Order to Clear the 700 MHz Frequency for Public Safety and Next Generation Consumer Users

3) New York State DOT Introduces 511 NY Developer Resource Area

Upcoming Events

Bus Rapid Transit Australia 2010 – February 22 – Sydney

Friday Bonus

I hope he left a good tip.

Today in Transportation History

1845 **145th anniversary** - Fort Fisher, which protected the last major open Confederate port, fell to Union forces in North Carolina.


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