Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) United Flights Systemwide Halted by 2-Hour Computer Outage
Link to AP story:

2) Coast Guard Considering Drones to Watch Long Coastlines
Link to story from the Global Security Newswire:

3) Use New Technology to Encourage Green Driving
Link to column in The Detroit News:

4) Tacoma Narrows Bridge Officials Far from Transponder Goal
Approximately ten percent of vehicles have electronic toll devices.
Link to story in the Kitsap Sun:

5) Project Will Give Bird’s Eye View of Virginia Trail System
Project will create an Internet-based digital repository.
Link to story in CCN Magazine:

6) Norwegian Drivers Ignore Moose Signs
Link to UPI story:

7) Keeping Up with Traffic
The Minnesota Traffic Observatory focuses on Twin Cities’ highways.
Link to story in Civil Engineer:

8) GPS Business News Provides Updates for the Consumer GPS Industry
Site provides news on semiconductors, software, hardware, OEM, mapping and content, manufacturer's brands, wireless operators, distributors and retailers.
Link to site:

Upcoming Events
3rd National Surface Transportation Weather Symposium – July 25-27 – Vienna, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1977 **30th anniversary** - Oil begins to flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.


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