Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 25, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) O’Hare Radar System is Criticized
Link to AP story:

2) Couple Protests FAA with Rooftop Sign
Link to AP story:

3) In-Flight Internet: Grounded for Life?
Link to CNET News story:


4) Truckers’ Anti-Terror Program ‘Wasteful’
Highway Watch program criticized as doing little to fight terrorism.
Link to story on Politico:
Link to report from the US Department of Homeland Security Inspector General:
Link to Highway Watch:

5) Electronic Tire Registration Called a ‘Win-Win’
Link to story in Modern Tire Dealer:

6) The Fisher-Price Quality of Transit Surveillance in Calgary Blindfolds Cops When They Focus on Cameras to Help Solve Crimes
Link to column in the Calgary Sun:
Link to photo:


7) Toll Hikes Driving More Massachusetts Motorists to Get E-ZPass
Link to story in The Eagle-Tribune:

8) Hughes Telematics Plans to Outdo OnStar and Sync
Link to story on Autoblog:


9) San Diego Transit Information Available on Mobile Phones Thanks to Commuter’s Idea
Link to column in The San Diego Union-Tribune:


10) Saudi Arabia Plans to Spend SR2 Billion on New Traffic Monitoring System
Link to story in the Khaleej Times:

11) Get Live UK Traffic Updates Online
New service from ITV Local offers live traffic maps, traffic alerts and camera images.
Link to story in Webuser:
Link to ITV Local – Central travel updates:


12) Car Shoppers Must Think Tech
Link to column in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

News Releases
Washington State DOT Receives International Attention for Communication Efforts
2) New, Safer Brake Technology for Freight Trains Gains Traction as Second Railroad Launches ECP Train3) Corporate Traveler Poll Finds Most Business Travelers Don't Want Cell Phones or Need Wi-Fi While Flying

Upcoming Events
Web Conference: Talking Freight - Quick Response Freight Manual – February 20

Friday Bonus
I’ll bet there was no sign warning of this.

Today in Transportation History
1953 **55th anniversary** - The Empress of Canada caught fire and capsized while at dock in Liverpool.


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