Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 19, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) New York Congressman Calls for Hearings, Inspector General Probe on Traffic Program
Link to story in The Hill:

2) Officials Hail Satellite Rescue System
Link to AP story:

3) Expansion of Cell Phone Service from New York City Subway Stations to Tunnels Considered
Link to story in the Queens Chronicle:

4) GPS Makes Traffic Worse
Devices route traffic over local streets making them congested.
Link to column in The Record:

5) Trucks Back Up for Hours as Port of Baltimore Terminal Computer Fails
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,4245012.story

6) GPS Experts Suggest New Approach for High-Tech Satellites
Link to story in Government Executive:

7) Tampa Bay System Keeps Its Eyes on Road
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:

8) 55 Cameras Keep Coventry on the Move
Link to story in the Coventry Telegraph:

9) Message System Will Keep Lubbock, Texas Drivers in the Loop
Link to story in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

10) Real-Time Boost for South Africa’s National Traffic Information System (eNatis)
Link to story on ITWeb:

11) News from ERTICO
- Beijing Congress Boosts ITS Knowledge and Cooperation
- European Commission Releases Green Paper on Urban Mobility
- CVIS Workshop on Policy Implications

News Releases

1) FAA Expands Satellite Navigation Service into Canada and Mexico

2) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Establishes New Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management

Upcoming Events
Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference & Exposition – November 6-8 – San Francisco

Friday Bonus
The future of traffic jams.

Today in Transportation History
1917 **90th anniversary** Love Field in Dallas is named in honor of US Army Lieutenant Moss Lee Love who died in an airplane crash.


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