Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) How a Web Site Could Fix Our Traffic
University of Washington researchers say getting people chatting online could point the way to alleviating the region's traffic congestion.
Link to story in the Herald:

2) Bay Bridge FasTrak Only 10% Faster
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

3) Florida Airport, US Navy Team Up for State-of-the-Art Perimeter Security System
Link to story in The News Herald:

4) Google Maps Adds Locator Feature for Cell Phones
New application lets users find their location without the aid of satellite technology.
Link to CBC News story:

5) Mobile Phones, Immobile Cars
Link to story in BusinessWeek:

6) HNTB Execs Say Kiosks Hot Airport Trend
Link to story from Airports:

7) New INFORM Transportation Management Center Opens in Hauppauge, New York
Link to story in Suffolk Life:

8) Florida Driver Guide Creates Furor
A state contract to print driver's license handbooks has sparked allegations of ethical wrongdoing, two lawsuits and a veto by the governor.
Link to story in The Miami Herald:

9) Congestion Pricing Flaw: Cloned License Plates
Link to story and video report on WCBS-TV:

10) Clear Channel Eliminates Orlando-Area Traffic Reporters
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,5324501.story

11) Keep Your Shoes On: T-Rays Can See Right Through
Link to Reuters story:

News Releases
Pennsylvania DOT Releases New Online Traveler Information Section
2) IntelliOne Names Shunkar Manoharan as Vice President, Business Development
3) HNTB Wins Interstate 94 ITS Upgrade Project
4) Nuance Speech Now Available Through Ford Sync in 12 2008 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Models
5) Clarion and Clear Channel Radio Team Up for Real-Time Traffic Solution

Upcoming Events
2008 International CES – January 7-10 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History
1987 **20th anniversary** - South African Airways Flight 295 crashed in the Indian Ocean off Mauritius killing all 159 on-board.


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