Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 31, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Second Louisiana Panel Clears Airport Secrecy Bill
Bill would allow records to remain secret in the bid to build a cargo airport.
Link to story in The Advocate:

2) NOAA’s Chemical Info Makes Online CAMEO
Web site gives hazmat crews quick access to data on toxic substances.
Link to story in Government Computer News:

3) Deal Will Place Magazine Columns on Airplane Seat-Back Trays
Link to story in the Boston Herald:

4) Wireless Prototype to Ease Sydney Road Congestion, Detect Bottlenecks
SCATS used in 130 cities worldwide.
Link to story in Computerworld:;1799928261

5) Encyclopaedia Britannica Sues GPS Firms
Says companies infringed on its patents for a computerized map system.
Link to Reuters story:,1895,2139393,00.asp

6) South Africa Department of Transport Loses Bid to Gag Beeld Newspaper
Link to story in the Mail & Guardian:

7) Mapping That Puts You There
Link to column in The Washington Post:

8) Driverless Cars Getting Attention
Link to story in the Express-News:

9) REAL Nightmare
States are on the hook to turn driver’s licenses into secure ID cards. The size of the job is scaring them.
Link to article in Governing:

News Releases

1) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Enhancing Traveler Information Services at Airports

2) CITE Offers Free Online ITS Course to New Students in July 2007

- Invitation to Negotiate – License Plate Reader Deployment in the Tallahassee Area to Provide Travel Time on I-10 – Florida Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
NATPO 2007 (North Atlantic Transportation Planning Officials) – August 12-14 – Providence

Today in Transportation History
1889 – The Johnstown Flood takes place. The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Stone Bridge over the Conemaugh River held and 30 acres of debris piled behind the bridge.


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