Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 11, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Carpool Lanes for Airplanes?
Aviation experts say a $40-billion GPS system is needed to handle the huge volume of traffic in the skies by 2025.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,4523247.story?coll=la-home-center

2) Friendlier Skies for Airlines, Airports
New, more precise navigation systems will help pilots save time, fuel and may calm runway abutters.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

3) BART Offering Free Wi-Fi Service
Link to story and video report on KGO-TV:

4) Programs Rat Out Reckless Drivers
Bad driver tip lines growing in popularity.
Link to story in USA Today:

5) All Eyes are on Watchung, New Jersey Surveillance Program
If you've driven by the Watchung Police Department in the past year, chances are your license plate has been captured by a video camera.
Link to story in the Courier News:

6) Traffic Hazard Alert ‘Ignored’
Victoria government is said to have ignored an alert system which could have prevented deadly rail crash.
Link to story in The Age:

7) New Jersey Needs More Traffic Surveillance to Save Lives
Link to column in The Record:

8) Cameras Disrupt Flights at Beijing Airport
Link to BBC News story:

9) Off the Map: Vanity Addresses Foil Online Directions, GPS
Link to story in The Advocate:,0,1140877.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines

10) Utah Transit Authority Plan Will Let Riders Surf Web While They Ride
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:

11) Time to Slow Down
Magazine promotes use of sign-recognition technology as a way to reduce unintentional speeding.
Link to commentary from Gizmag:

12) Articles from Latest Issue of ITS Institute Sensor
- Minnesota Researchers Add Their Expertise to Federal Intersection Safety Initiative (page 1)
- “Tags” in the Road Hold Promise for Smarter Vehicle Location Systems (page 2)

News Releases

1) TANN Adds Hartford, Connecticut Traffic Cameras to Real-Time Travel Congestion Map

Job Posting
- Community Planner – US DOT Volpe Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Webcast: High Occupancy/Toll Lanes – June 13

Today in Transportation History
1940 – Manhattan’s 9th Avenue and 2nd Avenue “El” lines make their last runs.


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