Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 23, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) EU Assuages Germany in Bid to Save Satellite Plan
Link to Reuters story:

2) Louisiana Facility Specializes in Traffic Headaches
Link to story in The Times-Picayune:

3) Dubai Moves on Cards from 2008
Cards will be used to pay for all forms of transport and parking.
Link to story in the Khaleej Times:
Link to news release from the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority:

4) Cell Phone Tracking Powers on Request
Secret warrants granted by US courts without probable cause.
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

5) Passengers Pay More as Brisbane Cabs Use Inefficient GPS
Link to story from City News:,23739,22808281-952,00.html

6) High-Tech to Aid Virginia Malls’ Traffic Crunch
Link to story in The Examiner:

7) Novelty on Prague Transport System: Tickets by SMS
Link to story on Radio Praha:

8) Text Service Dogs Women Drivers
Officials in a central Indian state have stopped a text messaging service giving out drivers' contact details after men used it to pester women.
Link to BBC News story:
Link to SMS demo by the Madhya Pradesh Transport Department:

9) YouTube, MySpace, and California’s DMV
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to California DMV MySpace page:
Link to California DMV YouTube page:

10) On-the-Go Traffic Advisories
Central New Jersey drivers have several sources of traffic information they can turn to for updates.
Link to story in U.S. 1:

News Releases

Zagat Survey Rates Airlines, Airports and Airline Web Sites

Upcoming Events
15th Digital Cities Convention – December 11-12 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus
I didn’t look forward to square dancing in sixth grade gym class. This would have made it more fun.

Today in Transportation History
1897 **110th anniversary** - Ransom Eli Olds is issued a patent for a motor carriage.


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