Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference

As you are well aware, the National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference has been facilitating the design, planning, deployment and maintenance of intelligent transportation systems in rural areas for nearly two decades. The 2010 NRITS Conference promises to continue this trend. If you are interested in becoming involved and wish to participate in the program you must submit an abstract before the Monday, February 1, 2010 deadline. Submittal guidelines can be found online at


1) FAA Adds Anti-hacking Conditions to Boeing 747-8

Link to blog on seattlepi:

2) FAA Testing Flight Operations Equipment at New Florida Airport

Link to article in The News Herald:


3) FAA, Honeywell Flag Jeppesen Aviation GPS Error

Link to article in Flight International:


4) Yahoo Files Patent to Track Parking Space Availability

Link to article on Ubergizmo:


5) Traffic Control Devices, Visibility, and Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 2009

Link to papers in the Transportation Research Record:


6) New York and New Jersey Airports’ Security System Draws Senators’ Ire

Link to story and video report on WABC-TV:


7) Final Report on Deadly Metrolink Crash Comes Down to Signal Color

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,785407.story

8) Chicago Transit Authority Warns Against Excessive Photography

Link to story on WMAQ-TV:

9) Latest Issue of Nordic Road & Transport Research Online

Issue focused on public transport.

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10) Virtual Dashboards: the Next Must-Have?

Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) Beat the Queue with RAC’s Free Mobile Traffic Application

Upcoming Events

EuroFreight 2010 – February 22-24 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History

1830 **180th anniversary** - The Pontchartrain Rail-Road was chartered in Louisiana.


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