Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

The 2010 National Rural ITS Conference is less than 4 weeks away! If you haven’t looked lately, jump online and check out the agenda page ( We are updating it daily to reflect speaker, tour and schedule changes. With over 20 sessions, 6 training options, and 30 vendors to date, this conference will allow attendees to maximize their training and travel dollars. Early registration deadline is Friday, July 9th. Register before then to take advantage of LOW rates!


1) Increase in Near-Collisions of Planes Raises Concerns About Air Traffic Control Competence

Link to story and video from ABC News:

2) FAA Wants $100,000 for Info from Flight Path Test at California Airport

Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:

3) Airlines Put Mobile Agents with Handheld Devices Into Service

Link to article in USA Today:

4) Maximizing Internet Resources

Before getting into the cockpit, have you already checked your Internet weather resources?

Link to article in FAA Safety Briefing:

5) Airline Passengers Get a Chance to be Heard on Proposed Regulations

Link to column in The Washington Post:


6) National Geodetic Survey Uses Geospatial Technology to Improve Map Accuracy

Link to article in Government Computer News:


7) New Space Race is on for Satellite Positioning Systems

Link to article in Government Computer News:


8) TSA Reverses 'Controversial Opinion' Web Policy

Link to CBS News story:


9) LaHood Blasts Lobbyists for Leaked Plan to Fight Cell Phone Restrictions

Link to article in The Hill:

10) Making Roads Safer with New Technology

Link to article in Vanguard:


11) New York City Transit Apps Deliver Maps on the Go

Link to article in Government Technology:


12) RIM Traffic App in Beta

Link to article in GPS Business News:


13) Can a Space Robot Make Driving on Earth Safer?

Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) NYSDOT, NYSERDA Fund Research to Improve Transportation Efficiencies in New York State

2) Intergraph Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Hexagon AB

3) Parking Intercom 2.0 – Re-inventing Parking Communication

4) New Piedmont Triad International Airport Web Site Offers Enhanced Resources for Travelers

5) New 'Direct Reception' System Gives Insight Into the Mechanics of Audi

Job Postings

- Operations Research Analysts – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

16th Operation Lifesaver International Symposium and Training Seminars – August 30-September 1 – Baltimore

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Congress passed a law allocating $310.7 million to build what would become the C-141 Starlifter.


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