Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Approves Unmanned Aircraft for Texas-Mexico Border

Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:

2) US Air-Collision Alerts Top 200 Since New Monitoring Began

Link to Bloomberg article:

3) New Delhi to Join Jet-Set Club with Mega High-Tech Airport Terminal

Link to ANI article:

4) Report Addresses FAA Airmen Medical Information Vulnerabilities

Link to article on AvStop.Com:

Link to further information from the US DOT Inspector General:


5) Los Angeles City Council Exempts Red Light Camera Contract from Arizona Boycott

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

6) Oklahoma ACLU Seeks Information on Planned Highway Camera System

Organization is concerned privacy rights might be violated by insurance verification enforcement system that would use highway surveillance cameras.

Link to article in The Oklahoman:


7) Bay Area's First 'Express' Toll Lane to Open on I-680

Link to story on KTVU-TV:


8) Apple Location, Privacy Issue Prompts US House Inquiry

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2365619,00.asp


9) A Virtual-World Job Made for a Real-World Crisis

How Eurocontrol used Twitter to keep the public and journalists updated on ash cloud disruptions.

Link to article in EuropeanVoice:

10) GE Looks to Smart Grids for Airports, Railroads in Ecomagination 2.0

Link to Greentech Media article:

Link to further information from General Electric:


11) New Web Site to Help Commercial Truck Drivers with Health and Wellness

Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

12) 911ETA Promises to Help Emergency Vehicles

Technology alerts drivers to approaching ambulances, fire trucks and police cars.

Link to story and video on KUSA-TV:

13) Latest Issue of the University of Minnesota ITS Institute Update

- Forum Highlights Technology to Help Teen Drivers

- ITS America Attendees Hop on Bus 2.0

- Traffic Game Goes Viral


14) OnStar Enhances GM's Brand Loyalty in China

Link to blog in the Financial Times:


15) Taking Bus Transit to the MAX in Salt Lake City

Link to article from ITS America:


16) BMW Reveals Active Hazard Braking Project

Link to article on autoevolution:

News Releases

1) Ford Fiesta 'Unwraps' Itself With Unique New Interactive Owner Delivery Experience

2) Alaska Controllers Use Next Generation Air Transportation Technology to Improve Safety

3) FAA Awards Contracts to Accelerate Environmentally Friendly Technology


- Program Opportunity Notice - Low Carbon Transportation Alternatives - NYSERDA

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1340 **670th anniversary** The Battle of Sluys was fought between the French and English navies. Most of the French fleet was destroyed. The battle marked the beginning of the Hundred Years War.

1950 **60th anniversary** Friendship International Airport, today known as BWI, was opened in Maryland.,0,5493689.story


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