Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 2, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) West Virginia to Keep an Eye Out for I-64 Drivers
High-tech cameras, huge message boards and weather systems are all on tap for at least four major interstates by the end of the fiscal year.
Link to story in the Charleston Daily Mail:

2) Open Source Helps Stop Traffic Accidents
To send help to accidents faster, engineers at the University of Maryland are using an open-source database to connect disparate traffic data.
Link to story in CIO:

3) FCC Goes After California Traveler Information Station
Link to story in Radio World:

4) Standards for Car Talk
Link to article in The Institute:

5) New York MTA Makes Subway Shuttle Splash with Hotel’s Ad Campaign
Station and subway train will be wrapped in ads. Riders will be able to download music from billboard.
Link to story in amNew York:,0,5269407.story

6) Lufthansa Seeks to Restore In-Flight Internet
Link to story in InfoWorld:

7) GPS Units Weighed Down by Buggy Features
Link to column in The Washington Post:

8) US DOT Considers Future of National Differential GPS
Link to story in story in GPS World:
Link to notice in the Federal Register:

9) Portable Navigation Devices Cut Into Car Navigation Market
Link to story in Nikkei Electronics Asia:

Upcoming Events
9th International Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports and Oceanography Exhibition – September 24-27 – St. Petersburg, Russia

Job Posting
- Proposal Manager – Siemens VDO – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Today in Transportation History
1943 – PT 109, commanded by future US president John F. Kennedy, is sunk by the Japanese naval ship near the Solomon Islands.


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