Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Maryland Bridge Crash Report Lists Radio Problems
State agencies could not talk directly; efforts unaffected, they say.
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,4449519.story (free registration may be required)

2) Singapore Airlines Puts a PC in Every Seat
Link to IDG News Service story:

3) West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Income Tax Break for E-ZPass Users
Link to AP story:

4) Airlines Lobby Passengers for Help with Congress
Carriers want private jet owners to ante up for air traffic control system.
Link to AP story:

5) Federal Communications Commission Accepts Build-Out Advice for National Wireless Broadband Network for First Responders
Link to story in Washington Technology:

6) What’s Off the Record at NHTSA? Almost Everything
Link to story in The New York Times: (free registration required)

7) Leading Air Carriers in Renewed Focus on In-Flight Entertainment
Link to story in Inflight:

8) Verizon Quietly Disables BlackBerry GPS
Link to story in U.S. News & World Report:

9) Crash Test Videos Becoming a Consumer Tool on the Internet
Link to AP story:

10) US Highway Signs Reveal a Different Mentality
Link to story in The Gazette:

11) ITS Standards Advisory for Center-to-Field (C2F) Communications Profiles Now Available
Link to further information from US DOT:

Job Posting
- Director, Centre for Automotive Safety Research – University of Adelaide – Adelaide, Australia

Upcoming Events
2007 IBTTA 75th Annual Meeting & Exhibition – October 6-10 – Vienna, Austria

Today in Transportation History
1905 – The Portland & Seattle Railway is incorporated.


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