Thursday, February 14, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, February 14, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Airport Advertising Takes Off
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
2) Smile, Pay Fare? Study to Explore Video Toll System for Bay Area Bridges
Link to story in The Oakland Tribune:
3) Work on 3 Electronic Toll Plazas Started in Pakistan
Link to story on Unique Pakistan:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) Galileo: Star Project or Black Hole?
Link to BBC News story:
5) Mapping Medieval Streets Using GPS
Link to CNET News story:
6) GPS Spreading from Cars to Mobile Phones
Link to AFP story:
7) Online Travel Sees Offline Touch for Cruise
Link to Reuters story:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
8) NATSO Launches New Program Focusing on Truck Stop Safety
Link to story in Transport Topics:
9) Digital Billboards Could Cost Texas Taxpayers
Link to commentary in the Houston Chronicle:
SAFETY / SECURITY
10) US Air Security Plans “Unacceptable,’ Says EU
Link to story on EurActiv:
11) Public Safety Gets a High-Tech Boost in Virginia Emergency Hub
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/12/AR2008021200019.html (may require free registration)
12) Having Big Brother Watching Can be a Good Thing
Telematics is increasingly popular but does all this technology really get the job done?
Link to CanWest News Service story:
13) South Africa Seeks to Formalize Introduction of Electronic Fare Collection Soon
Link to story in Engineering News:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
14) Beijing Traffic Management Center Prepares for Olympics
Link to video on KING-TV:
15) I-78 Debacle: The First Anniversary
One year after an ice storm left drivers in Pennsylvania stranded for hours, a newspaper looks at what’s improved and what still needs work.
Link to story in The Morning Call:
16) Get Going on Road Hotline
Newspaper calls for New Mexico to establish 511 service.
Link to editorial in the Mountain View Telegraph:
17) US DOT Seeks Input on Future Operations and Use of Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Testing Facility Near Detroit, Michigan
Link to story in the NTOC Newsletter:
Link to solicitation:
1) FAA’s Chief Operating Officer Describes Runway Safety Strategies
Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2008 – May 6-8 – Meese Stuttgart, Germany
Today in Transportation History
1895 – Trolley workers in Brooklyn go on strike.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9A07E2DC123DE433A25756C1A9679C94649ED7CF&oref=slogin (may require free registration)
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