Thursday, November 26, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) FAA to Improve Landing Operations at Newark Airport Two Years After Whistle-Blower Detailed Safety Risks
New software will give controllers a better picture of when planes will land at converged runways.
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2) Complaints Against Airlines Fall Sharply
Critics say the reason isn’t better service; it’s that frustrated passengers have given up voicing grievances.
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3) FAA Foregoes Public Process in Test Program at Santa Monica Airport
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4) Is It the End of the Line for London’s Iconic Tube Map?
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5) South Korea, US Adopt Joint Maritime Safety Declaration
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6) European Parliament Rubberstamps Law on Tire Labeling
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7) November Issue of Signal, the Newsletter of the European Rail Traffic Management System
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8) Graffiti on Highway Signs Costing Utah DOT Big Money
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9) Solar-Powered Sensor Controls Traffic
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SAFETY / SECURITY
10) US Transportation Security Administration Launches Airport Security Innovations Project
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11) ARENA Trial in Sweden
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12) Pilot Project Starts in Ontario for ‘Smart’ Transit Cards that Load Online
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13) Portland’s TriMet Fires MAX Operator Who Ignored Father’s Calls for Help
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14) AC Transit Cuts a Model for Public Input
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15) The Zoo that is Grand Central, at Full Gallop
Coordinating trains on its busiest day of the year requires improvisation.
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16) Tunisia Promotes Use of Information Technology and Communication in Public Transport
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Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** – Pioneer P3, a lunar probe, was launched. The flight failed 45 seconds after launch.
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