Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 11, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Approves Satellite-Guided Aircraft Approaches for UPS
First such use of satellite-guided merging and spacing during airport approaches in the United States.
Link to story in GPS World:


2) China to Finish Updating National Geographic Info Database in 2010
Link to Xinhua story:

3) Behind the Scenes, Tech Firms Mapping the World
Link to AFP story:


4) New Ideas to Stop Car-Deer Crashes
Link to story and video report on the CBS Evening News:
Link to further information from JAFA Technologies:

5) Driver’s License Rules Tightened for Millions in US
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the US Department of Homeland Security:

6) For Speeders, New Technology Puts Spin on Radar Detecting
Link to story from The Wall Street Journal:

7) Report Finds Transportation Security Administration's Traveler Web Site had Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Link to story in Government Technology:
Link to report from the US House of Representatives:

8) Using Highways for No-Notice Evacuations – Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series
Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration:


9) Man Sues Audi, OnStar for Making His Car ‘Useless’
Claims the switch from analog to digital systems caused his system to become obsolete and his car to decline in value.
Link to story in the West Virginia Record:


10) High-Tech Center Aims to Improve Jacksonville Transit
Link to story in The Florida Times-Union:

11) Public Address Systems for All NYC Subway Stations in 2 Years: Transit President
Link to story in the Daily News:

12) Washington Metro Eyes a Makeover
High-tech design comes with operational, financial obstacles.
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

13) New York MTA Hopes HD Video Subway Ads Will Boost Revenue
Link to story from amNew York:,0,1147569.story

14) Developing a Printed Transit Information Material Design Manual
Link to guidebook and report from the National Center for Transit Research:


15) Pennsylvania DOT Targets Tie-Ups with Color
Agency has begun erecting color-coded detour signs on highways and byways near interstates and expressways.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

16) Ada County (Idaho) Highway District Traffic Maestro Keeps Things Moving
Link to story in the Idaho Statesman:
Link to ACHD Advanced Traffic Information System:

17) South Dakota Weighs Factors for Travel Advisories
Link to story in the Rapid City Journal:

18) More Drivers Calling In, Logging On Before Traveling in South Dakota
Link to story in the Rapid City Journal:
Link to news release from the South Dakota Department of Transportation:
Link to South Dakota DOT traveler information:

19) ─░stanbulites Access Traffic Info Through Cell Phones
Link to story in Today’s Zaman:
Link to further information from the ─░stanbul Metropolitan Municipality: (in Turkish)

News Releases
Go North East Becomes First UK Bus Company to Offer Tickets by Mobile Phones
2) Texas Forming Citizen Advisory Committees on Transportation Corridors

Upcoming Events
2nd Middle East Conference & Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems – April 14-15 - Manama, Bahrain

Friday Bonus
I could swear it was there last night.

Today in Transportation History
1935 – Amelia Earhart left Honolulu on last leg of solo trans-Pacific flight.


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