Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 22, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Every Rider on Toronto’s TTC Will be on Camera
12,000 cameras to be installed.
Link to story in the Sunday Sun:

2) Few New York City Taxi Riders Embrace High-Tech GPS Touch Screens
Link to story in the Daily News:

3) NASA Won’t Disclose Air Safety Survey
Link to AP story:

4) Alabama’s Driving Test Can be Given in Spanish
Link to story in The Huntsville Times:

5) Better Interlocks to Detect Drunken Drivers Still Years Off
Link to story in The New York Times: (may require free registration)

6) Carmakers Drive Visions of Future
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:

7) Europe Gets In-Flight Mobile Usage Off the Ground
Link to story on Telecoms:

8) Pentagon Mulls Logistics Upgrade
Notice seeks a GIS for tracking, routing shipments. System would require a level of data interaction among federal, state and local governments.
Link to story in Government Computer News:

9) Self-Serve Kiosks Crop Up in Airports All Over
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:

10) GPS Gadgets About to Get Smarter
Traffic information service will be expanding in Australia.
Link to story in Australian IT:,24897,22628065-5013038,00.html

11) After Fight, Airport Embraces SUX Code
Link to AP story:
Link to Sioux Gateway Airport site:

12) Potential Safety Impacts of In-Vehicle Information Services
Link to report abstract from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:

13) City Commutes for DARPA Driverless Cars
Link to story in EE Times:

14) October Issue of the National Weather Service’s Aware Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Directions Magazine Francais is Launched

2) Launches TrafficOne Mobile

Upcoming Events
2007 IBTTA Fall Technology Workshop – November 7-9 – Miami

Today in Transportation History
1797 **210th anniversary** - André Jacques Garnerin became the first person to make a successful parachute jump from a significant height.


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