Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) NASA Criticized for Handling of Airline Data
Link to story in USA Today:


2) Ford’s Navigation System Takes a Turn for Better
Link to story in USA Today:

3) New GPS Units Not Just for Directions
Link to story in USA Today:

4) Cyclists Cell Phones Help Monitor Air Pollution
Link to story in New Scientist:

5) Mapmaking for the Masses: User-Generated Content Can Profoundly Impact Geographic Information Systems
Link to story on ScienceDaily:

6) Voice of London Tube Takes New Direction
Fired announcer will be voice of new satellite navigation system for mobile phones.
Link to story in The Times:


7) ID System to Become Mandatory for All Boats on Turkish Seas
Link to story in Today’s Zaman:

8) Port of Los Angeles Talks Up 100th Year
Agency has recorded 100 short interviews with San Pedro residents, dockworkers, fishermen, sailors and others.
Link to story in the Press-Telegram:
Link to interviews:


9) Illinois Troopers on Motorcycles Expand Into Education, Public Relations
Link to story in The State Journal-Register:


10) Cell Phones + Driving = Congested Traffic
Research shows drivers using cell phones move more slowly on highways.
Link to story from LiveScience:

11) Missed Deadline a Bad Sign
New Jersey Department of Transportation behind schedule on replacing faded signs.
Link to editorial in the Asbury Park Press:

12) National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; MUTCD Revision; Proposed Rule – Notice of Proposed Amendments
Link to notice from the Federal Highway Administration:


13) US Department of Homeland Security Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints from International Visitors at Dulles International Airport
Link to story in Government Technology:


14) CES Trend #7: Mobile Entertainment Meets Auto Safety
Link to story on BetaNews:


15) West Midlands Passengers Set to Use Smart Cards
Link to BBC News story:

News Releases
Bob Romig Joins Cambridge Systematics
2) White Paper on Options for Road User Charging Launched by ITS United Kingdom

- Request for Proposals – ITS Strategic Deployment Plan Update - Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization

Upcoming Events
2008 Toll Road Summit of the Americas – March 30-April 1 – Buenos Aires

Today in Transportation History
1818 **190th anniversary** - The Institution of Civil Engineers is formed in the UK.


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