Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

) Current Simulators Can Mislead Pilots

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-03-08-simulators-inside_N.htm

OTHER

) Automakers and Airplanes, and Privacy

Companies which want their flights blocked from public Web sites made public.

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/automakers-and-airplanes-and-privacy

) The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man – The International War Over Exit Signs

Link to article in Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2246107

ROADWAYS

) Traffic Maintenance Online Training Course Debuts

Link to article in Focus:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/focus/10jan/05.cfm

SAFETY / SECURITY

) Proposed Addressing Standard Could Boost Emergency Response

Link to article in Emergency Management:

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Addressing-Standard-Emergency-Response.html

TRANSIT

) Miami-Dade Makes Launching a Contactless Fare Collection System Easy

Link to article in ContactlessNews:

http://www.contactlessnews.com/2010/03/09/miami-dade-makes-launching-a-contactless-fare-collection-system-easy

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

) Mobile Phone Apps Help Drivers Navigate Traffic

Link to story and video on WRAL-TV:

http://www.wral.com/traffic/story/7188202/

VEHICLES

) The Latest Tech Features are Just a Download Away

Link to article on Edmunds:

http://blogs.edmunds.com/strategies/2010/03/car-tech-tuesdays-the-latest-tech-features-are-just-a-download-away.html

) HD Radio Developer, IBiquity, Features In-Vehicle Advancements at European Conference

Link to article in Radio World:

http://www.rwonline.com/article/95988

News Releases

) Operation Lifesaver Hails New Lows in 2009 Grade Crossing Incidents, Deaths and Injuries

) US DOT ITS Joint Program Office Director Shelley Row Will Take a One-Year Leave of Absence

) National Kickoff Event Information Now Available for 2010 National Work Zone Awareness Week

Upcoming Events

Maintenance Decision Support System Showcase – April 28 – Anchorage, Alaska

http://www.utahltap.org/Services/Workshops/productdemoshowcase/MDSS/registration/alaska.php

Today in Transportation History

1500 **510th anniversary** A fleet led by Portuguese explorer Pedralvarez Cabral left Lisbon on a journey in which he is credited with making the first European discovery of Brazil.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03128a.htm

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