Monday, October 8, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 8, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Minnesota DOT Says Releasing Bridge Inspection Records Could be a Threat to National Security
Link to story in the Pioneer Press:

2) Security Officials Seek to Block Some Online Maps
Link to story on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition:

3) BlackBerry as a Weapon in the Fight to Commute
Link to story in The New York Times:

4) I-95 Cameras Plan Draws Criticism
First responders say Connecticut DOT is moving too slowly in providing access to traffic cameras.
Link to story in The Advocate:,0,9330.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines

5) Intelligent Traffic to Expand Its Reach in South Africa
Link to story on ITWeb:

6) Gatwick Airport Offers Real-Time Traffic Info
Link to story on Which?:

7) High-Tech Tools Put Maritime Academy Trainees to the Test
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

8) Credit Card Machines, GPS in Cabs Work Just Fine, Says New York City
Link to story in the Daily News:

9) OnStar System Could be Used to Halt Stolen Cars
Link to AP story:

10) Big Brother is Keeping Tabs on Satnav Motorists in the UK
Link to story in the Daily Mail:

11) On the Web, Travelers Fly Off the Handle at JFK Airport
Link to story in The New York Sun:

12) Introducing Psychology to Turkish Traffic Culture
Link to story in the Turkish Daily News:

13) Hanoi Launches Traffic Information Service
Link to story on Viet Nam News:

14) Driverless Mini-trains Could be the Next Big Thing on Tracks
Link to story on Deutsche Welle:,2144,2810061,00.html

15) HNTB’s Transportation Point Focuses on ITS
Link to publication:

16) Quarter Miles
King County, Washington wants to reward drivers for driving less.
Link to story in Government Technology:

News Releases

1) Tennessee DOT Launches Phase II of SmartWay Traveler Information System

2) QinetiQ Successfully Demonstrates “Day Night All Environment” Visibility Solution for Helicopter Pilots

3) Active RFID is the Leading Technology in Cargo Container Security, but the Match Isn’t Over Yet

Upcoming Events
XX Copinval-Pan American Conference of Naval Engineering, Maritime Transport and Port Engineering – October 22-26 - São Paulo, Brazil

Today in Transportation History
1979 – Amtrak’s Floridian, which ran between Chicago and Miami, is discontinued.


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