Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) EU Approves Passenger Data Deal
Link to story in Aviation Daily:

2) Senator Pans Federal Contract for Traffic Information Site
Link to story in National Journal’s Technology Daily:
Link to agreements between transportation agencies and Traffic.com via Jerry Werner:

3) Brazil Urged to Seek Foreign Help to Fix Aviation System
Link to AP story:

4) US Transportation Security Administration Screened Comair Crash Documents for Sensitive Data
Link to AP story:

5) Oregon to Use Face Recognition Software for Driver’s Licenses
Link to AP story:

6) End of Flight Delays? FAA's GPS Fix Could Bust Sky Gridlock
Link to story in Popular Mechanics:

7) TomTom to Buy Tele Altas – Shock Waves Surge through Navigation Market
Link to story in Telematics Journal:

8) Germans Hack at Forest of Signs Distracting Drivers
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:

9) Lack of English Blamed for Train-Truck Wreck in North Carolina
Link to story in Land Line:

10) New Emergency Operations Center Said to be Unique in Florida
Building will also house traffic management center for Manatee County area.
Link to story in the Bradenton Herald:

11) Vibrating Rings Guide City Tourists
Link to BBC News story:

News Releases

1) Cellular is Strangling Telematics Deployment - A New White Paper from EZURiO

2) OnStar's Telematics-Based Insurance Will Set Industry Trends

Upcoming Events
Web Seminar: Talking Freight - Virtual Weigh Stations – August 15

Today in Transportation History
1915 – The steamer Eastland rolls over in the Chicago River. Over 800 people headed to a picnic drowned in the disaster.


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