Thursday, May 3, 2007

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 3, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) New Jersey is Exploring Traffic Congestion
Technology companies are slowly moving into a field dominated by helicopter traffic spotters -- telling drivers about traffic jams and how to avoid them.
Link to story in The Record:

2) Brazil Crash Prompts US National Transportation Safety Board to Seek Improvements
Agency recommends improvements in the collision-avoidance system on jets to make warnings more noticeable to pilots.
Link to story from Newsday:$11825

3) Disasters Can Trip Up Web Maps
Melted freeway merits update; local sinkhole doesn't.
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

4) More Airlines Asking Passengers to Pay for In-Flight Services with Plastic
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

5) Federal Highway Administration Touts Visualization Tools
Link to story in Directions Magazine:

6) Warning Signs May Replace Memorials
Link to story in USA Today:

7) Emergency Notification Systems Get the Call
Link to story in Government Computer News:

8) Boaties Warned on GPS Use
Maritime New Zealand says more traditional forms of positions fixing should be used.
Link to story in The New Zealand Herald:

9) Utah DOT Working to Inform Drivers
Campaign highlights construction projects.
Link to story in the Deseret Morning News:,1249,660217210,00.html

10) American Airlines Unveils New In-Flight Entertainment Device
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to news release from American Airlines:

11) Value Pricing Project Quarterly Report (January – March 2007)
Link to report from US DOT:

Job Posting
- Transportation Specialist (Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office for the Vehicle Infrastructure Initiative – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
17th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT17) – July 23-25 – London

Today in Transportation History
1962 **45th anniversary** - A freight train and two commuter trains collided in Mikawashima, Japan, killing over 160 people.


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