Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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

1) BART Aims to Sharpen Garbled Announcements
Link to story in The Oakland Tribune:

2) Nevada Lawmakers Review High-Tech Entry Port Plan
Link to AP story:

3) Federal Aviation Administration Promotes Runway Navigation System
Link to AP story:

4) Federal Communications Commission to Drop Airplane-Cellular Initiative
Link to story in Wireless Week:

5) Public Safety Officials Warn Against Qualcomm Cell Phone Ban
Link to Reuters story:

6) Interoperability Fund Allocation Will be Adaptable, Department of Homeland Security Vows
Link to story in Government Computer News:

7) South Africa’s Traffic Authorities Turn to Technology in Bid to Ease Bottlenecks
Link to story in Engineering News:

8) Minnesota City Called on to Post “Autistic Child” Signs
Link to story in the Southwest Journal:

9) Debate Over a Web Site About Parking
Site displays pictures of vehicles which allegedly abuse official parking permits.
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to Uncivil Servants:

10) News from ERTICO
- RCI Architecture for European Tolling Endorsed by European Commission
- Host Cities Sought for European and World ITS Congresses

11) Recording and Presentations from NTOC Webinar on Work Zone Rule Implementation
Link to material:

Upcoming Events
World Air Transport Summit – June 3-5 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Friday Bonus
The following is recommended for all traveler information systems just in case someone decides the information is less than 100% accurate.

Today in Transportation History
1857 **150th anniversary** - The first Otis elevator was installed. The location was 488 Broadway in New York City.


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