Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 7, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Civil Rights Lawsuit Claims New York City Police Harasses Photographers
Graduate student says he was handcuffed and questioned while photographing subway stations.
Link to AP story:,0,5178694.story
Link to news release from the New York Civil Liberties Union:

2) Air Traffic-Like Controls Won’t Work for Vessels on San Francisco Bay
Link to commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle:

3) Federal Government OKs Arizona Plan for High-Tech Driver’s Licenses
Licenses will have radio-identification chip that could be used in lieu of a passport at the US-Mexican border.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
Link to memorandum of agreement:

4) Pennsylvania Township Passes Ordinance Requiring Emergency Alerts on Electronic Billboards
Upper Macungie will require electronic billboard operators to display messages when notified by the Pennsylvania Emergency Alert System.
Link to story in The Morning Call:,0,7230825.story

5) New Software to Tackle Traffic Woes in Vietnam
Link to Vietnam News Agency story:

6) Troopers Team Up for Ads
State police in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts hope to curb drunken driving over the holidays.
Link to story in the Hartford Courant:,0,3611583.story
Link to news release from the Connecticut State Police:

7) ITIS Buys Traffic Info Partner, Trafficlink
Link to story on ShareCast:

8) Airsage: ‘We are a Competitor to Inrix and Navteq/’
Link to story and video interview in GPS Business News:

9) Wayfinding Scheme Launched in London
Link to story in Design Week:
Link to Legible London:

10) NASA Develops Super-Accurate Nav System for Scientific Plane
Link to story from Aviation Technology:

11) Las Vegas PBS Station Prepares for Emergencies
KLVX will datacast information to laptops of first responders.
Link to story in TV Technology:

News Releases

Real-Time Traffic Information Will Become a Key Feature for Navigation

Upcoming Events
Asia Pacific Low Cost Airline Congress 2008 – January 22-24 - Singapore

Friday Bonus
And you thought model trains could get out of hand.

Today in Transportation History
1972 **35th anniversary** - Apollo 17 is launched.

December 9 – 1907 **100th anniversary** – The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners is created, marking the official start of the Port of Los Angeles.


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