Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 4, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Technologies Tour to Visit Austin, Chicago, Washington, DC and Toronto

Public sector transportation agencies involved in design, deployment, planning or operation of ITS, ATMS, TMCs or connected vehicle/infrastructure projects are invited to attend this open forum information exchange. Topics will include technologies that are in use around the world for location referencing and harmonization, data exchange between systems, next generation of real-time data for traffic navigation, and data exchange for connected vehicles/infrastructure projects. If you are interested in attending one of these free events or would like more information, contact


1) FAA Finalizes Flight Crew Alerting Rule

New rule delineates which colors can be used in cockpit systems.

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:

2) New Technology Helps Airlines Track Lost Luggage

Link to article in Gulf News:


3) Ship Emissions Portal to Aid Ports

Link to article in Port Strategy:

4) Distracted Marine Operations: Beyond the Cellular Telephone

Link to blog on Maritime Professional:


5) NASA's Aviation Reporting System Improves Railroad Safety

Link to article from NASA:


6) Israel's Tightly Protected Airport Gives Rare Glimpse Into Its Security Procedures

Link to CP article:

7) TSA Administrator Calls Technology Key to Combating Terrorism

Link to article in InformationWeek:


8) Ford Sync Feature Spotlight: Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspot in the Car

Link to article in In Telematics Today:


9) Cell Phone Service Expansion at DC Metro Slowed by Track Work

Link to article in The Washington Post:

10) Ottawa and Gatineau Transit Services Merge Travel-Planning Databases

Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:

11) Bus Stop Displays to Tell Bus Passengers in Ireland of Waiting Times

Link to article in the Irish Independent:

News Releases

1) Ford and MIT Research Study Shows Technological Advancements Reduce Stress on Driver

2) Operation Lifesaver Unveils Redesigned Web Site

3) FMCSA Orders JBS Carriers to Install Electronic On-Board Recorders on Its Entire Fleet of Commercial Trucks for Violating Hours-of-Service and Other Federal Safety Regulations)

4) Simulating Human Decision-Making Could Improve Emergency Evacuation Planning

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Airport Security: Cutting Edge Technology and Emerging Trends – November 16

Today in Transportation History

1890 **120th anniversary** The City and South London Railway, the world's first deep-level underground passenger railway, officially opened.


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