Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US Border Inspectors Rarely Scan ‘Laser Visas’
Link to AP story:

2) US Customs Breaks Privacy Laws in Data Collection, GAO Says
Link to story in The Washington Post: (free registration required)

3) US Federal Emergency Management Agency Makes Communications a Priority
Link to story in Washington Technology:

4) More Nations Want Independent GPS
Link to story from

5) Seeing Red?
Traffic light snafus can make commuting a misery.
Link to story and video report on WFOR-TV:

6) Alaskan Bridge Authority Plans to Spend Big Promoting Project
Link to story on KTUU-TV:

7) The Best in High-Tech Cars
By the end of the decade, a third of a car's value will lie in its electronics and advanced technologies, automakers say.
Link to story in PC Magazine:,1895,2123941,00.asp

News Releases

1) Federal Railroad Administration Launches Two New Automated Inspection Vehicles to Detect Track Flaws

2) Galileo at the Crossroads: Implementing the European Satellite Radio Navigation Programs

Upcoming Events
3rd Urban Street Symposium – June 24-27 - Seattle

Today in Transportation History
1969 – The Soviet Union’s Venera 5 lands on Venus.


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