Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Should Airlines Let Passengers Make Calls via Wi-Fi?

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Local South Carolina Officials Question 2-Hour Delay in Crash Alert

Link to article in The Sun News:


3) Traffic Camera Ballot Fight Heads to Ohio Supreme Court

Link to article in the Chillicothe Gazette:


4) GPS Safety, Part 1: Texting, Part 2?

Link to article on TechNewsWorld:

5) SISTER at the 16th ITS World Congress

Link to further information:


6) Inside the US Navy’s Command Center of the Future

Link to article and video on CNET News:


7) Driver’s Ed Gets 21st-Century Update

Link to article in USA Today:

8) Illinois DOT Putting More Info About Projects on Web

Link to article in the Journal Star:


9) High-Tech System Keeps Trucks Moving on Virginia’s I-64

Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

10) Sheriff’s Signs Don’t Fly with Tennessee DOT

Link to article in The Tennessean:


11) US Transportation Secretary Seeks Roadmap to Remedy Distracted Driving

Link to ABC News story and video:

12) India Transport Ministry to Use Tweeting to Bring Down Accidents

Link to Press Trust of India article:

13) Wisconsin Not Told of Stolen Plane’s Intrusion

Link to AP article:


14) Bus CCTV Could Predict Assaults

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release from CSIT:


15) Electronic Recorder Rule Sent to US DOT

Link to article in Light & Medium Duty Truck:

16) Volvo Ready to Bring Cars to a Full Stop in an Emergency — Without Any Help from the Driver

Link to column in USA Today:

News Releases

1) Australian Communications and Media Authority to Host Tune-Up on Transport-Related Spectrum Issues

2) GTZ Sourcebook Module on ‘Intelligent Transport Systems’ Updated (scroll down)

3) The World’s First Commercial ITS Verification Test Carried out in Changchun City, China

4) AT&T and Garmin Announce a New Mobile Navigation Era with nüvifone, The Navigation Phone

5) Distracted Driving a Factor in Railroad Crossing Crashes, Says Rail Safety Group Operation Lifesaver

Upcoming Events

IntelliDrive Working Group Meeting – October 29-30 – Detroit

Today in Transportation History

1909 **100th anniversary** – Wilbur Wright made the first long over-water flight in America.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe send an e-mail to:

To unsubscribe send an e-mail to:

TCN archives:

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at

© 2009 Bernie Wagenblast