Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 14, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

New Book Driving Questions – Developing a National Transportation Vision by Northeastern University Professor of Strategy, Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D.
The book outlines the current status of the nation's surface transportation system, what a long-range vision of the system might look like and what we should do to turn strategy into reality. The author argues that developing a strategy to address the country's future transportation needs starts with analyzing the evolving external environment. To understand the future needs of surface transportation customers, we must begin by identifying and evaluating the economic, demographic, technological and socio-political variables shaping the future. The author focuses on the key unasked and unanswered questions that should be driving our search for a sound vision of the surface transportation system in America. Also, he suggests a series of guiding principles to guide policymakers as they seek answers to these questions.
The book is available through Amazon. For additional information please visit or call 202-974-2400.

1) EU: Carmakers Must Share Info with Independent Garages
Link to Dow Jones story:
Link to news release from the European Commission:

2) Honeywell Develops System Reducing Runway Accidents
System would simultaneously warn tower, pilots.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

3) US Department of Homeland Security Outlines Eight Keys to National Preparedness
Strengthening interoperable and operable communications capabilities one of the eight.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to National Preparedness Guidelines:

4) How Law Enforcement Uses Goggle Earth
The Ohio State Highway Patrol uses it to map fatal accidents. On the other hand some citizens use it to avoid speed cameras.
Link to CNET News story:

News Releases

1) Amateur Radio Operators are Houston TranStar’s Safety Net

- Request for Qualifications/Proposals – Electronic and Manual Toll Collection Systems – Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Upcoming Events
14th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems – October 9-13 – Beijing

Friday Bonus
For a change, a story about distracted driving that has nothing to do with technology.

Today in Transportation History
1982 – Princess Grace of Monaco died following a car crash.,,1304300,00.html


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