Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 27, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bremerton Ferry Riders Finally Able to Surf (the Web) While Crossing Puget SoundLink to story in the Kitsap Sun:
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2007/dec/26/bremerton-ferry-riders-finally-able-to-surf-the/

2) American Airlines to Test In-Flight Wi-Fi Internet Service
Link to story on TMCnet:
http://visualvoicemail.tmcnet.com/enterprise-mobility/articles/17109-american-airlines-test-in-flight-wifi-internet-service.htm

3) Online New Year Traffic Reports in Thailand
The National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre has developed a system to allow people to check congestion in real-time via the Web or a mobile phone.
Link to story in The Nation:
http://nationmultimedia.com/2007/12/27/national/national_30060412.php
Link to NECTEC traffic:
http://traffic.thai.net/

4) A New Look at Big Brother
A former tech exec has produced a new film that examines privacy issues through the impassive eyes of surveillance cameras.
Link to story in BusinessWeek:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2007/tc20071219_549693.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_technology

5) Ray Holbrook to be Blue Grass Airport’s Sole Voice
Link to story in the Lexington Herald-Leader:
http://www.kentucky.com/103/story/269572.html


News Releases
1)
Highway Signs to Get Brighter, Safer Under New Federal Requirements
2) Reminder for 700 MHz Regional Planning Committees of the January 31, 2008 Deadline to Amend 700 MHz Narrowband Plans and Provide Further Guidance


Upcoming Events
Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference 31 and Emergency Response Symposium – March 9-12 – Seattle
http://gita.org/events/annual/31/hotelandreg.asp


Today in Transportation History
1831 – Charles Darwin departs on his voyage aboard HMS Beagle.
http://www.thebeagleproject.com/

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