Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 8, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Upgrade Costs Seen Ballooning
Link to AP story:

2) Airport Security Technology Stuck In the Pipeline
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)


3) Having a Hard Time with E-ZPass
Baltimore’s Fort McHenry Tunnel counts cars as trucks, overcharges.
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,2407690.story

4) Toll Sneaks Beware: New Cameras on Way to Bay Area
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:


5) Researchers Test GPS-Cell Phone Navigation in San Francisco Bay Area
Link to story and video report on KNTV-TV:
Link to news release from Nokia:


6) Exploring a New Congestion Pricing Concept: Focus Group Findings from Northern Virginia and Philadelphia
Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration:


7) Wisconsin Admits Being Slow to Aid Motorists Stuck in Snowstorm
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the Wisconsin Governor’s Office:

8) San Diego Area 511 Celebrates Its First Year in Operation
Link to story in rEgion:

News Releases
Siemens Introduces Traffic Control Systems for the Turkish Coast of the Black Sea
2) GM Asks Public to Write Its History
3) Toyota Advances Brake Assist with Navigation Link

Upcoming Events
Transit Security + Infrastructure Design 2008 Conference – April 1 – Brisbane, Australia

Friday Bonus
Mmmm…If this doesn’t make you want to grab a hamburger bun, I don’t know what will.

Today in Transportation History
1993 – General Motors sued NBC, alleging that two pickup truck crashes shown on “Dateline NBC” were rigged. The network settled the next day.,,305709,00.html


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