Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 21, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Chicago Police to Gain a Live View in Buses
CTA installing gear for Wi-Fi hook-ups.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,1809770.story?track=rss

2) Airlines Get EU Go Ahead for In-Flight Mobile Calls
Link to MarketWatch story:

3) Parliament Backs EU Funding for Ailing Galileo
Link to story on EurActiv:

4) I-10 Hotline Offers Answers to Frustrated Arizona Drivers
Link to story and video report on KOLD-TV:

5) Wi-Fi Gets On-Board Asia’s Trains
Link to ZDNet Asia story:,39044192,62023363,00.htm

6) Signals to Guide Blind at Crossings in Works in San Francisco
The new signals tick, their buttons vibrate when the light changes to "walk," and they broadcast information about the intersection.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

7) Snitching on Unsafe Elderly Drivers May be Easier in Utah
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:

8) Great Lakes ITS Case Study and Lessons Learned for the Airport ITS Integration and Road Infrastructure Management System Projects - Final Report
Link to report from US DOT:

News Releases

1) Expanded Traveler Information at Washington State/Canadian Border Gives Drivers More Options

2) Rising Urban and Interurban Traffic Congestion offers Tremendous Potential for Advanced Traffic Management Systems in Western Europe

3) European Space Agency Launches New Program for Air Traffic Management via Satellite

4) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Launches Study of All-Electronic Tolling Systems for Agency’s Bridges and Tunnels

5) Delta Offers Global Customers More Online Innovation with New One-Stop Travel Shop

Upcoming Events
Telematics Europe 2007 – September 4-5 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History
1947 – The Mille Miglia road race in Italy resumes after a break for World War II.


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