Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) GPS to Become Legal in Quebec by the End of 2007
Link to CanWest News Service story:

2) Need to Eat or Sleep? Don’t Call 511
The Virginia travel information line will change its offerings, dropping hotel and gas station listings for more road news.
Link to story in The Roanoke Times:

3) FAA Sets Up Toll-Free Number for Pilots
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the Federal Aviation Administration:

4) Continental to Buy Siemens VDO Automotive
Link to story in Crain’s Detroit Business:
Link to news release from Continental AG:

5) Give Virginia DOT Its Due
Newspaper gives agency credit for new electronic signs in the Hampton Roads area.
Link to commentary in the Daily Press:,0,3800249.story?coll=dp-opinion-editorials

6) Texas DOT Plans to Keep I-35 Traffic Moving
Link to story and video report on News 8 Austin:

7) The Sky’s the Limit with In-Flight Entertainment
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

8) New York City Taxi Drivers Threaten to Strike over GPS Proposal
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:

9) Business Travelers Say They Lose Lots of Time Sitting in Traffic
Rental car companies make electronic toll collection and navigation equipment available to help.
Link to story in USA Today:

10) New Publication: Regional Concept for Transportation Operations: The Blueprint for Action - A Primer
Link to further information from FHWA:

Upcoming Events
23rd World Road Congress PIARC – September 17-21 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
2000 – A Concorde crashed outside Charles de Gaulle Airport killing 113.


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