Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 23, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) FAA Change in Reporting of Plane Incidents Draws Criticism
Link to AP story:

2) Pilots See Information Gap
FAA pilot-notification system is often confusing.
Link to story in the Lexington Herald-Leader:
NOTAMs Often Hard to Read, Pilots Say

3) Local Officials to be Given Access to Connecticut DOT Traffic Cameras
Link to AP story:

4) Wireless Spectrum for Safety Hits Roadblocks
Link to story in The Washington Post:

5) Toll Evaders Face High-Tech Nemesis
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,432183.story

6) Heat-Sensing Cameras Used to Prevent Highway InjuriesLink to story and video report on KING-TV:

7) TomTom Bids for Tele Atlas
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from TomTom:

8) US Coast Guard: Four Options for Loran Future
Link to story in Flight International:

9) Google’s View of DC Melds New and Sharp, Old and Fuzzy
Aerial views of Washington include uncensored photos but they are older views and less clear than government-provided photos.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

10) Northwest Airlines Grounds Advertising
Airline is instead focusing on several product initiatives.
Link to story from Finance & Commerce:

News Releases

1) New Transportation Center Unveiled at Dodger Stadium – Center will provide up-to-date information to baseball fans

2) Driving on the Safe Side – Siemens VDO assistance function warns of potential wrong-way driving

3) Nissan Begins Tests on Preventative Drink-Driving Technology – On-board breathalyzer system to immobilize vehicle

Upcoming Events
Transport Science and Technology Congress (TRANSTEC) Prague 2007 – September 13-15 – Prague

Today in Transportation History
1877 **130th anniversary** - The Cincinnati Southern Railroad, the first municipally-owned railroad, begins passenger service.


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