Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA Seeks Fixes to Midair Collision Warning Devices

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203513204576047303349520540.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Japan Uses Taiwanese Technology to Read Damaged GPS Chips

Link to CNA article:

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aSOC&ID=201012280043

MARITIME

3) US Coast Guard Says Its Planned Use of Ultra High Frequency SONAR Won't Harm Marine Life

Link to article in Government Security News:

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/22111

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Ad Campaign Advises Drivers to Use Caution Around Bikes and Pedestrians

Link to article in The News Tribune:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/12/27/1479376/campaign-advises-drivers-to-use.html

TELEMATICS

5) More Consumers are Letting Insurers Monitor Their Mileage

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/automobiles/26INSURE.html

6) Tele-what? Six In-Car Telematics Systems

Link to article on Autobytel:

http://www.autobytel.com/content/shared/articles/templates/index.cfm/ID/25173/article_id_int/8891

TRANSIT

7) New Nicosia Bus Service Failing Badly on the PR Front

Link to editorial in the Cyprus Mail:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/bus/our-view-new-bus-service-failing-badly-pr-front/20101228

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) Nevada Officials: Proposed Road Operations Center Would Help Traffic Flow, Improve Emergency Response

Link to article in the Reno Gazette Journal:

http://www.rgj.com/article/20101227/NEWS/101227028/1321/news

News Releases

1) Colorado DOT Tests Trip Travel Times on I-25 in the Denver Area

2) NavFree Launches for iPhone and iPad

Upcoming Events

APTA Fare Collection Workshop – March 28-30 – Miami

http://www.apta.com/mc/2011/Pages/FareCollection.aspx

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Rebels attacked a train in the Congo which was transporting children and their mothers home from a holiday. At least twenty passengers were killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1304803

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