Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 27, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA to Allow Pilots to Update Onboard Navigation Databases

Link to article in Aviation International News:

2) Now Boarding Nanny State Airlines …

Columnist George Will comments on the numerous announcements made in airports.

Link to column in The Tennessean:


3) Red-Light Traffic Camera Deals Under Scrutiny

Link to article in USA Today:


4) Articles from ITS International

- Scope for Inclusion – A look at trying to involve private sector in operating TMCs

- Familiar Acquaintances – Leading automated enforcement suppliers talk about how they see machine vision technology affecting the sector in coming years

- Seamless Transport – Carole Courne, Secretary General of International Transport Forum, discusses challenges and opportunities for the global sector


5) Safety Institute Addresses Ways to Keep Emergency Responders Safe

Link to article in Citizens Voice:

Link to further information on the Emergency Responder Safety Institute:

6) New Mobile Phone App Teaches Parents About Car-Seat Safety

Link to story on Cronkite News:

Link to news release from Phoenix Children's Hospital:

7) Latest Edition of Texas Transportation Researcher Focused on Safety

Link to newsletter:


8) Chinese Military Suspected in Hacker Attacks on US Satellites

Link to Bloomberg article:


9) New York City Cabs Surveying Riders via Backseat Monitors

Link to article in the Daily News:

Link to news release from the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment:


10) DC Metro Scrutinized Over Policies for Handling Emergencies and Getting Riders on Their Way

Link to article in The Washington Post

11) Tucson Sun Tran Riders Organize Union to Prevent Fare Hikes, Route Cuts

Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:

12) Major New Players Line Up to Lead the Passenger Travel Revolution

Link to article in New Transit:

13) Blogs and Social Media Change the Conversation on Transit

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:

News Releases

1) Free Handbook Helps Transportation Agencies Plan Continuity of Operation and Continuity of Government

2) FAA Creates New Laser Web Page to Help Make Reporting Easier

3) Ford Explorer New Lane-Keeping Technology Can Help Detect Drowsy Drivers, Suggest Coffee Breaks

4) Ford’s New MyKey Do Not Disturb Technology Helps Teens Stay Connected to Driving, Not the Phone

5) ACS Helps Drivers Find a Parking Spot with Los Angeles ExpressPark Program

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Saturn 1 rocket was launched for the first time.


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