Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 22, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Red-Light Special: Traffic Cameras Blossom in Texas
Link to story in the Austin American-Statesman:

2) Cell, Texting While Driving Ban OK’d in New Jersey
Link to AP story:

3) US Air Force General Decries Google Earth Capability
Link to story in Computerworld:

4) Airline Security ‘E-ZPass’ Earning Rave Reviews
JFK Airport’s 6-month-old program the best-kept secret in travel.
Link to story and video report on WCBS-TV:

5) Paying for VIP Treatment in a Traffic Jam
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:

6) Quebec Makes U-Turn on Global Positioning Systems
Province bans navigation units from non-emergency vehicles.
Link to story in The Gazette:

7) Test Satellite Officially Joins GPS Constellation
Link to story in GPS World:

8) Trucker TV, Take Two
Link to story in TV Technology:

9) Zipcar Stays in Driver’s Seat on IT Issues
Vehicle rental service sticks with proprietary approach.
Link to story in IT Business:

10) Azerbaijan to Complete Documentation for Baku Intelligent Traffic Control System by September
Link to Azeri-Press Agency story:

News Releases

1) South Carolina DOT Introduces New Signs for SC Highways

2) Lose Something at Sea-Tac Airport? Report It Online

3) Virginia Transportation Research Council 2006 Annual Report Available Online

Job Posting
- Business Development Manager – Inrix – Kirkland, Washington

Upcoming Events
Transit 511: International Best Practices Symposium – August 20-21 – Philadelphia

Friday Bonus
Amtrak and Six Flags partner on new project.

Today in Transportation History
1962 – An Air France Boeing 707 crashes on Guadeloupe.®=F-BHST&airline=Air+France


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