Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 29, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Worrying About the Public Worrying
The US government has traditionally said as little as possible about the safety of individual airports or airlines.
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) Public Transport Revolution Planned in South Africa
Linked to story in The Times:

3) First Precision GPS Approach Guides Aircraft Into Remote Norwegian Airport
Link to story in Flight International:

4) Kiosks are Helping Us Shave Time Off the Wait
Link to McClatchy Newspapers story:

5) Maryland State Highway Administration Site Provides Real-Time Information
Link to story in The Frederick News-Post:
Link to Maryland SHA traveler information:

6) With New Device, Police Shake, Rattle and Roll
Washington, DC’s high-tech 'Rumbler' siren emits a low-frequency vibe you can feel.
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)
Link to additional information from Federal Signal:

7) Plan for Wireless Internet at Illinois Rest Stops Halted Again
Link to story in The State Journal-Register:

8) Tampa’s Ports Take Lead in Security Research
Link to story and video report on WTVT-TV:

9) Internet Could Simplify Bus Use in Lawrence, Kansas
Commissioner says ‘BusQuest’ technology could boost ridership on public transit.
Link to story in The Lawrence Journal-World:

10) New Jersey Defends Secrecy of Report on Toll Roads
Link to story in The Record:

11) Golden Gate Bridge Directors Reject Sponsorship Proposals
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

12) Signs Reach Out to French-Speaking Travelers
Bilingual signs are designed to guide Canadians to Plattsburgh, New York airport.
Link to story in The Press Republican:

News Releases

1) Using Witt Report, Pennsylvania Better Prepared for Winter’s Worst

Upcoming Events
International Workshop on European ITS Architectures – November 12-13 – Murcia, Spain

Today in Transportation History
1989 – The 63rd Street Tunnel of the New York City Transit system goes into service.


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