Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 13, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US Senator Eyes Air Traffic ‘Czar’
Link to story in the Daily News:

2) Taking Rail, Other Options Out on a Very Public Road
Massachusetts governor’s review of rail extension seeks local voices.
Link to story in The Boston Globe: (may require free registration)

3) Republicans, ACLU Join to Oppose Plan for High-Tech Driver’s License in Arizona
Link to Capitol Media Services story:

4) Edmonton Axes Bus Rapid Transit
Link to story in The Edmonton Journal:

5) Missouri Command Center Will Hum as Highway 40 Closes
Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

6) 11 Cell Towers to be Installed Along New York’s Adirondack Northway
Would provide coverage along highway where motorist died unable to call for help.
Link to AP story:

7) Billboards Create Digital Wanted Posters
Signs are also used to search for missing children and to warn the public during emergencies.
Link to AP story:

8) The Way You Drive is About to Change Dramatically, IBM Predicts
Link to story on ForbesAutos:

9) Utah Firm Wants to Go Where GPS Doesn’t
Link to AP story:
Link to S5 Wireless:

10) Driving Test? Not if Car has Sensors
Pennsylvania prohibits use of proximity sensors on vehicles used for driving tests.
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

News Releases

Tentative Program and Call for Papers Announced for 2008 TRB/IBTTA Joint Conference on Freeway and Tollway Operations
AirIQ Engages Paradigm Capital Inc. as Advisor
3) I-95 Corridor Coalition's Multi-State Vehicle Probe Data Collection Project is Under Way

Upcoming Events
APTA TransITech Conference – February 20-22- Anaheim, California

Today in Transportation History
1577 **430th anniversary** - Francis Drake departs Plymouth, England to begin a round-the-world voyage.


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