Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) US Senate to Revive Long-Stalled FAA Bill to Modernize Air Traffic System

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


2) Victorian Government to Use Noise Cameras from March

System designed to photograph excessively loud trucks.

Link to article in The Motor Report:


3) Fatal Yacht Crash Inquiry Blames GPS

Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:


4) Where’s Your Ferry? Washington State Ferries Launches Real-Time ‘Vessel Watch’

Link to article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:


5) Minister, a Monkey Could Have ‘Hacked’ Secret New South Wales Transport Site

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

6) State Departments of Transportation Lead the Way Using New Media

Link to report from AASHTO:

Link to list of state DOT Twitter and Facebook sites:


7) Human Performance, Information Systems, Simulations, and Visualization

Papers explore driver distraction issues.

Link to reports from the Transportation Research Board:


8) DC Metro’s Mixing of Signal Part Brands Could Have Caused Crash, Maker Tells NTSB

Link to article in The Washington Post:


9) Deadline Looms to Fit All New UK Vehicles with Digital Radio

Link to article in Aftermarket News:

News Releases

1) Alaska Airlines to Offer Gogo In-flight Internet Service on All Aircraft

2) Port Authority of NY & NJ Improves Reliability of Newark Liberty International Airport Surveillance Cameras and Takes Other Measures to Upgrade Airport Security

3) FEMA Leadership Meets with National Weather Service and European Partners On Large Scale Disaster Preparedness and Ways to Ensure Effective Communication

4) Victorian Roads Get Smarter with New Network Plans

5) IBM Scientists Use Analytics to Break Traffic Gridlock with Personalized Trip Information

Upcoming Events

Aviation Outlook Middle East - North Africa – April 12-15 – Cairo

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** - Thomas Edison demonstrated a battery-powered trolley car in New York City.


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