Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 10, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Missing Aircraft Ownership Info Could Pose Security Threat

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Spain to Seek Prison Time for Striking Air Controllers

Link to article in The New York Times:

3) New Developments in Do-It-Yourself Travel

Link to story on MSNBC:


4) Greyhound Removed Cell Phone from Bus Accident Scene

Link to story and video on KFSN-TV:

5) ITS Technology Adoption and Observed Market Trends from ITS Deployment Tracking

Link to report from FHWA:


6) Superstructures

Adding sensors and other devices to bridges, tunnels and buildings can turn them into 'smart structures.'

Link to article in The Economist:


7) Czech Towns Deploy Cardboard Police in Miniskirts

Link to AP article:


8) Telematics Giving Farmers Increasing Equipment, Internet Options

Link to article in the Western Farm Press:

News Releases

1) North Dakota DOT Launches Teen Traffic Safety Contest

2) US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and BMW of North America President Jim O'Donnell Share Concerns About Distracted Driving


- Request for Proposals – Integrating Community Emergency Response Teams at Airports – Transportation Research Board

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webcast: Real-Time System Management Info Program Final Rule – December 14

Friday Bonus

Messages that most likely are not (but maybe should be) part of your VMS message library.

Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** Steve MacLean was named Canada's second astronaut.


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