Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 23, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Los Angeles MTA Moves Toward Riding a Wi-Fi Wave
Feasibility study ordered.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Daily News:

2) Signs for Teen Drivers Proposed in Illinois
Legislation would require those under 18 to attach sign indicating they’re new drivers.
Link to story in The State Journal-Register:

3) Airlines See Critical Role for Information Technology
Link to story in ATW Daily News:

4) I-74 Bridge Project: Intelligent or Wasteful?
Some critical of plans by Iowa and Illinois to add ITS elements to crossing.
Link to story on WQAD-TV:
Link to additional information from the Bi-State Regional Commission:

5) Smarter Skies
Air traffic will choke the nation's aging radar grid in the next decade. Two American technology firms are racing to replace it with the Internet of the air.
Link to story in Forbes:

6) Towers at Rest Stops Proposed for Adirondack Northway Cell Coverage
Link to AP story:

7) Reporting DWI in New Mexico Now Easier with New Number
Link to story in The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Link to news release from the New Mexico Governor’s Office:

8) Wherever You Go, Advertisers Follow
Taxis display messages based on their location.
Link to story in GPS World:

9) Web-Based Survey Techniques
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

News Releases

1) 511 Traffic Info a Hit for San Diego Commuters

2) Avis and Budget Roll Out Where2 GPS in Canada

3) Minor League Hockey Team Hosts “Salute to Atlanta Traffic” – Jerseys will look like DOT workers’ vests, plus a disabled Zamboni in parking lot

Upcoming Events
Streaming Media East – May 15-16 – New York City

Friday Bonus
Filmmakers often can’t seem to use a map.
(As a New Jersey resident, may I also note that Tony Soprano must be trying to lose the feds as he drives from New York City to his home in North Caldwell.
The show’s opening has him on and off the NJ Turnpike multiple times, crisscrossing the Hackensack River and in and out of Jersey City several times. Tony, I think your wife should get you a navigation system for your birthday. View it at

Today in Transportation History
1927 **80th anniversary** - the Federal Radio Commission was created to control the use of radio frequencies in the US.


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