Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Blasts Plane-Makers Seeking to Delay Flight-Recorder Changes

Link to blog in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

2) And On Your Left … Never You Mind

TSA briefly banned announcements pointing out landmarks during last hour of flight.

Link to article in The New York Times:


3) New York MTA Chair Would Like to Use Cameras to Enforce Bus Lane Restrictions

Link to story and video on NY1 News:

4) 50 CCTV Cameras Watch Over Newcastle Drivers

Link to article in the Evening Chronicle:


5) Usage-Based Motorway Tolls to be Introduced in Hungary No Earlier than 2013

Link to MTI-Econews article:


6) Web Mashups Put Transparency to the Test

Builders of these public interest Web sites say government could do more to make its data more accessible.

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:

7) No Need to Cook Road Death Toll, Says Indignant South African Transport Minister

Link to article in BusinessDay:


8) Virgin Ads Too Sexy for Calgary, Mississauga Transit

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:


9) Colorado DOT Plans Better Use of I-70 Message Signs to Help Drivers During Eisenhower Tunnel Traffic Stops

Link to article on INDenverTimes:


10) Despite Risks, Internet Creeps Onto Car Dashboards

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) US DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration Releases ITS Strategic Plan

2) US DOT ITS Joint Program Office RSS Feed Now Available

3) FCC Launches to Engage Public in Agency Reform

4) Cambridge Systematics Awarded FHWA Planning Research and Technical Support Contract

5) Upcoming Interstate Exits at a Glance with the New iExit iPhone App

Upcoming Events

FMSCA Webinar: IntelliDrive Safety Applications for Commercial Vehicles – January 20

Friday Bonus

Now arriving on track 1, the Jail Express.

Today in Transportation History

2005 **5th anniversary** - The USS San Francisco collided with an undersea mountain in the Pacific Ocean. One crewman was killed.


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