Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 10, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) No Passengers Barred from Boarding Planes in Canada after No-Fly List’s Initial Takeoff
Link to CP story:


2) Japanese Satellite Flops at Mapmaking: Official
Link to AFP story:


3) How Car Companies Compete for Online Engagement
Link to story on Seeking Alpha:


4) New Zealand Ministry of Transport Makes International Top 10 Intranet List
Link to story in Computerworld New Zealand:


5) Ohio Rejects High-Tech Devices to Fight Wrong-Way Drivers
Link to story in the Akron Beacon Journal:


6) CES 2008: New Technology May Help, Hinder Drivers
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

7) Car Tech 2.0: Way Beyond GPS and Booming Stereos
A new generation of car technologies promises to add more fun and functionality to motoring.
Link to story in PC World:,141202-c,ces/article.html

8) Driven to Distraction
Link to commentary in The Asian Pacific Post:


9) New York MTA Exploring Wi-Fi Technology to Transmit Emergency Alerts
Link to story from amNew York:,0,3339164.story?coll=amny_home_rail_headlines

10) Transit Technology Fact Sheets Now Available from US DOT
Link to fact sheets:


11) Nova Scotia First Canadian Province to Launch 511
Link to story in The Chronicle-Herald:
Link to news release from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal:

12) Florida Highway Stretch Not Wired for Alerts
Section of Interstate 4 in Florida scene of 70-vehicle crash.
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:

News Releases
News 12 Goes Mobile with Innovative ‘News 12 to Go’ Service - Dial Into News 12 Traffic and Weather for Immediate Updates On Roads and Conditions
Westwood One and Maptuit Launch 200th RealTraffic Web Site
3) Near Field Communication (NFC) Forecasts Revised Downward, but Long Term Prospects Still Bright
4) Examine Existing and Emerging Passenger Car Driver Assistance Technologies and Market and Legislative Influences Driving Developments in this Sector

Upcoming Events
Airport Expo 2008 – April 8-10 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History
1962 – NASA announced plans to build the C-5 rocket. The next year the rocket is renamed the Saturn V.


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