Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

November TCN Fundraiser

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1) FAA Proposes Safety Management Systems for Airlines

Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

Link to news release from the FAA:

2) Google Offers Free In-Flight Wi-Fi for the Holidays

Link to article on

Link to blog post from Google:


3) Faulty GPS Tells Polish Soldiers in Afghanistan They are in Africa

Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

Link to article in Gazeta Wyborcza:,75478,8627654,Mylace_GPS_y_za_milion.html (in Polish)


4) Don't Let the View Ruin Your Wi-Fi

As Amtrak and Greyhound expand free Wi-Fi service, computer screens will compete for passengers' attention.

Link to commentary on CNN:


5) Amtrak Ridership Up: Credit 'Have iPhone, Will Travel' Crowd

Link to Gannett News Service article:,CST-NWS-amtrak08.article


6) I-5 'Smart Signs' Cut Crashes, Not Travel Times

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

7) New Web Site Lets Drivers Track Wildlife Along Stretch of I-90 in Washington State

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

Link to I-90 Wildlife Watch:


8) Child Safety Traffic Signs 'Don't Work' Says Dublin City Council

Link to article in the Evening Herald:


9) Clipper Card Has Some Worried About Privacy Issues

Link to article in The Examiner:

10) Blogging Underground Secrets Into the Light

A hidden art project in an abandoned New York City subway station is revealed by bloggers.

Link to column on CNET News:


11) Alabama DOT Uses Webcams to Monitor Traffic

Link to article in the TimesDaily:

12) For Traffic, Real-Time Information is Too Late

Link to blog in Wired:


13) Automakers Put Smart Phones to Work in Your Car

Link to article in USA Today:

14) GM Goes 4G to Alter Road Tests

Link to CNET blog:

15) Will Your Automobile Become the 'Fifth Screen?'

Link to article on Connected Planet:

News Releases

1) Buenos Aires’ Largest Toll Concessionaire, Ausol Autopistas del Sol, Selects TransCore’s RFID Technology for Next Generation Electronic Toll Collection System

2) Phoenix Bands Record Songs on How to Use Public Transit for Valley Metro Riders

3) New 'Pocket Aviation' iPod and iPhone App Provides Aviation Enthusiasts with Six Individual Canadian Aircraft Slideshows and Over 150 Images

4) First iPhone Spy Software Allows Users to Silently Track GPS Locations, Messages, Photos and Calls

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1950 **60th anniversary** The first dogfight between two jet-powered aircraft took place during the Korean War.

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