Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 31, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In this final issue of 2007 I want to thank you for being a reader of the TCN. I hope I’ve brought you useful and interesting information each weekday and I appreciate you inviting me into your inbox. This new year will include the tenth anniversary of the newsletter. Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement over the past year and I hope you’ll stay in touch. The TCN has grown to over 6,500 subscribers because of your support. All the best in 2008!


1) New York City Wins Legal Battle Over Controversial GPS System for Cabs
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=76995

2) A Year Later, and Most T Riders Appear to See Charlie's Good Side
Fare card on Boston transit system is finding growing acceptance.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/12/30/a_year_later_and_most_t_riders_appear_to_see_charlies_good_side/ (may require free registration)
Link to further information on CharlieCard:
http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/charlie/

3) New Oregon License Plate Promotes Traffic Safety
Link to story and video report on KVAL-TV:
http://www.kval.com/news/12904532.html
Link to news release from Oregon DMV:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/news/nr_20071213_2.shtml


Upcoming Events
GIS for Transportation Symposium – March 17-19 - Houston
http://www.gis-t.org/


Today in Transportation History
1968 - The last day of the New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad. The following day the railroad was merged into the Penn Central.
http://www.nhrhta.org/htdocs/history.htm

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