Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 12, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join transportation professionals from around the Southeast for the 2010 ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Exhibits September 19-21 at Lake Oconee, Georgia. Visit to register, book your room, exhibit and sponsor.

ACT NOW - Early Registration Ends August 19 - save on conference registration, exhibit fees and hotel.

Highlighting Intelligent Transportation Solutions is the theme for the meeting which features top GDOT and ITS America leadership, city, county and regional transportation and transit officials, as well as, nationally recognized transportation professionals. The latest innovations in ITS solutions, planning and technology will be on display and recognized, including the IntelliDrive simulator. Visit today!


1) FAA Computers Still Vulnerable to Cyberattack

Link to AP article:

2) Plane Crashes are Sadly All Too Common in Alaska

Few weather stations, lack of flight information contribute to higher crash rates.

Link to AP article:

3) Will Pilotless Aircraft Be Safer in Flight?

Link to commentary in the Financial Times:


4) Can GPS Slash Costs of Bike Sharing Schemes?

Link to article and video on TreeHugger:

5) Billings Gets New Pedestrian and Bike Network – Officials Hope to Build Social Connections as Well

Link to story and audio on Transportation Nation:


6) States Eye License Plate Cameras as Source of Cash

Link to article on Stateline:


7) Group Wants to Protect Privacy as Electronic Toll Systems Grow

Link to column in Network World:


8) Navigation 3.0: What's Next for Nav?

Link to article in Telematics Update:


9) Ferry Pilots Allowed to Chat on Cell Phones for 'Business'

Link to article in amNew York:


10) How Much Do You Spend on Transport? New Web App Aims to Show You

Link to article in Grist:


11) New York State Replaces 500 Road Signs in Livingston County

Link to article in The Livingston County News:


12) Progressive Launches New Insurance Telematics Program as Strategy Analytics Predicts Connected Telematics Revenues to Triple

Link to article in Telematics Update:


13) Dispute Over Ad Opposing Islamic Center Highlights Limits of the New York MTA's Powers

Link to article in The New York Times:

14) Los Angeles Metro Explains Why It Deleted Facebook Comments

Link to article on Neon Tommy:

15) 10 Web Apps to Help You with Your Transit Needs

Link to feature on AltTransport:


16) Hyderabad Traffic Cops Toy with the Idea of Live Updates via Cell Phones

Link to article in The Times of India:

17) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – August 2010

Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Delta Launches First Airline Social Media 'Ticket Window,' Revamps Home Page

2) European Commission Appoints a Coordinator to Facilitate the Creation of Functional Airspace Blocks in the Single European Sky

3) Lockheed Martin To Evaluate Wireless Network Architecture For US Department Of Transportation

4) Qatar to Get Smart Traffic System

5) Missouri DOT, Children's Trust Fund Team on Posters to Remind Drivers of Dangers of a Hot Car

6) Breaking Media Launches

Upcoming Events

IntelliDrive User Needs Workshops – August 25-26 – Dearborn, Michigan

September 1-2 – San Jose, California

September 29-30 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Echo 1A, the first communications satellite, was launched.


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