Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Georgia Unveils New 511 Traffic Hotline
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the Georgia Governor’s Office:

2) Tackle Metro Atlanta Traffic with Innovation, Group Effort
Link to commentary in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

3) North Texas Tollway Authority to Go All-Electronic by 2010
Link to AP story:

4) Illinois OKs Red-Light Cameras Outside Chicago
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,1,4853224.story

5) Airport Screening Raises Privacy Issue
Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:

6) New Deaths Put Focus Back on Texting, Driving in Arizona
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

7) Downtown Orlando Traffic Takes High-Tech Turn
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,34341.story

8) Honeywell/Sensis Trial Brings Runway Conflict Alerts to Cockpit
Link to story on ATW Daily News:

9) Los Angeles Airport Outage is Blamed on a Single Computer
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,1,7788308.story

10) Panel: Aviation Safety in Israel is Severely Neglected, May Deteriorate
Concerns include outdated air traffic control systems and severe interference from pirate radio stations.
Link to story in Haaretz:

11) Drive Time
DARPA goes downtown for its robotic-vehicle challenge, with soldiers’ safety in mind.
Link to story in Government Computer News:

12) GPS Use Not that High, Survey Shows
17% of US adults use the technology.
Link to story in Computerworld:

13) Quality Control Procedures for Archived Operations Traffic Data: Synthesis of Practice and Recommendations
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:

Upcoming Events
MTS/IEEE Oceans 2007 – September 29-October 4 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Today in Transportation History
1914 – The Panama Canal opens to shipping.


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