Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Lawmaker Pushes for Safer Pilot Licenses

Link to article on Nextgov:

2) ADS-B Deployment Provides a Proving Ground for NextGen

Link to article in Aviation International News:

3) Curbs on Phone Use in Plane Relaxed in India

Link to article on New Delhi


4) Washington State DOT Releases Tools for Paying Tolls

Link to article in the Bellevue Reporter:


5) School GPS Settles Bus-Stop Disputes in St. Paul, Minnesota

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


6) NTSB Wrong: Coast Guard Crew Not Texting Before Crash

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

7) Libya Buys Vessel Traffic Management System at $28 Million

Link to article in The Tripoli Post:


8) Google Ditches All Street View Wi-Fi Scanning

Link to column on CNET News:

9) IBEC Newsletter – October 2010

Link to newsletter: Newsletter October 2010.pdf


10) TSA Invites Manufacturers to Demonstrate Their Radios' Encryption Capabilities

Link to article in Government Security News:

11) California Releases Public Safety Communications Strategic Plan

Link to article in Government Technology:


12) London Agency Plans International Contactless Transit Card

Link to article in American Banker:

13) BlackBerry Users Climb Aboard MBTA Apps

Link to article in the Boston Herald:


14) Google Dumps Free 411, but Bing Steps In

Service also offers traffic reports.

Link to story on WCPO-TV:,-but-bing-steps-in

15) Using Facebook to Avoid Traffic

Link to story and video report on KOKI-TV:


16) Big Brother in a Buick?

Today, data-gathering devices on buses are tracking the weather. Tomorrow, will they be providing too much information about your driving habits?

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

News Releases

1) US Handset-Based Navigation Usage Rose in the Past Year

2) Telvent to Implement Maryland's 511 Travelers Advisory Telephone Service

3) 'One Line, Infinite Possibilities' Characterizes Norfolk Southern Approach to Freight Rail Transportation in New Ad Campaign

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Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** The RMS Olympic, sister ship of the RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast.


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