Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 31, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) ITT Gets Contract to Revamp US Air Traffic Control
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/tnBasicIndustries-SP/idUSN3046458220070830
Link to news release from the Federal Aviation Administration:
http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=9452
Link to news release from ITT:
http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/Query.aspx?SiteName=ITTNew&Entity=PRAsset&SF_PRAsset_PRAssetID_EQ=138753&XSL=PressRelease&Cache=False

2) Cell Carriers Fined Over Missed e-911 Deadlines
Link to CNET News story:
http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9769449-7.html
Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:
http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-276351A1.pdf

3) E-ZPass Records Popping Up in Trials
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/harford/bal-md.ha.ezpass31aug31,0,2897681.story (may require free registration)

4) Moscow Metro to Adopt Phone-Swipe Turnstiles
Link to story in The Moscow Times:
http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2007/08/31/012.html

5) Results of CVIS Survey Launched
Report examines European motorists’ opinions of current and future safety systems.
Link to story from ERTICO:
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/project_news_results_of_the_cvis_survey_launched.htm
Link to survey results:
http://www.cvisproject.org/en/publications/racc_surveys.htm

6) US Airways’ Web Site Gets Major Makeover
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0830biz-usaweb0831.html
Link to US Airways site: http://www.usairways.com/awa/

7) TomTom GPS Now Offers Voice Recognition
Link to story in PC World:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136607-c,gpsreceivers/article.html
Link to news release from TomTom:
http://www.tomtom.com/news/category.php?ID=4&NID=394&Lid=1&TT=7a1281a6%3Ababa37bd%3A00000000%3A00000000%3A00000000%3A00000000%3A9gg9nkgabaaoetoc78o38dfgp1


News Releases

1) The First Global Positioning System Block IIF Satellite Completes Initial Integrated System Testing
http://www.losangeles.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123066503

2) New Westpark Tollway Cameras Offer Traffic Relief in Houston
http://www.newsrouter.com/NewsRouter_Uploads/6/2007-08-31%20Westpark%20Cameras%20added.pdf
Link to Westpark Tollway cameras:
http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/cctv/transtar/by_roadway.html?mnu=freeway&rd=Westpark_Tollway

3) Washington State DOT’s New Cameras Bring a Clearer Picture of Vancouver Area Traffic
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2007/08/30_I5VancouverCamera.htm
Link to cameras: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/vancouver/

4) New New York State Web Site on Bridge Conditions is Expanded
https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/news/press-releases/2007/2007-08-30
Link to site: https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/main/bridgedata


Upcoming Events
ITS Maryland 12th Annual Meeting – September 11-12 – Linthicum, Maryland
http://www.itsmd.org/index.php?page_id=11


Friday Bonus
Ever wonder what pilots due to pass the time on a long flight?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEIB4baOSd8


Today in Transportation History
1997 **10th anniversary** - Princess Diana died in a Paris auto crash.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_2510000/2510615.stm

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