Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 26, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) JetBlue Cites Overwhelmed IT Systems in Meltdown
Link to story in Computerworld:

2) Stranded Fliers Turn to Web Sites
Link to story in The Washington Post: (free registration required)

3) Online “No-Fly” List Endangers Privacy
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to news release from the US Transportation Security Administration:
Link to site:

4) Northwest May be First US Airline to Issue Only E-Tickets
Link to story from the Pioneer Press:

5) Behind the Wheel, Teens Typing Away
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer: (may require free registration)

6) Georgia Plans to Improve Safety on County Roads
State to spend $10 million to upgrade high-visibility line, reflective markers.
Link to AP story:

7) Fixing the Information Gap in the Tappan Zee Bridge Alternatives Process
Link to commentary in The Journal News:

8) Redding, California Traffic Center Will Expand
Link to story in the Record Searchlight: (may require free registration)

9) Parking as a Destination
Robots parking becoming more common in urban areas.
Link to story in The New York Times:

10) Wacky Traffic Reporter Names Lost Cachet as Traffic Got Worse
Link to column in the San Jose Mercury News:

11) Description of Cost Data from State Self-Evaluations of CVISN Deployments (October 2003 to October 2005)
Link to report from the Federal Motor Carrier Administration:

News Releases

1) US Seeks Global Harmonization of Air Traffic Control

2) Oregon Outreach Center First in US to Guide Truckers to Fuel Savings

3) Oregon DOT’s Safety Message Goes on the Road – Message drapes over trailer reminds drivers to slow in work zones

4) Vermont Announces Launch of French Language 511 Traveler Information Web Site
Link to site:

5) Survey Shows Privacy Concerns a Major Roadblock for the Adoption of Location-based Services and Presence Technology

6) Announces New Interactive Maps on Travel Site
Example with map of Paris:

Upcoming Events
2007 Regional Airline Association Annual Convention – May 21-24 – Memphis, Tennessee

Today in Transportation History
1935 – The German Luftwaffe was organized.


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