Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Shared GIS Helps Texas Cities Create Rich Online Maps
Link to story in Government Technology:


2) Japan Defense Ministry Held Back Info on Ship Collision
Link to story in The Yomiuri Shimbun:


3) Electronic Citations Help Law Enforcement Reduce Traffic-Ticket Errors
Link to story in Government Technology:


4) Transit Core Suite of Technologies Fact Sheets Now Available from the FTA
Link to fact sheets from the Federal Transit Administration:

5) New York MTA Text Message Service Will Alert Riders to Disruptions
Will send messages for up to one million riders.
Link to story in amNew York:,0,7042273.story


6) HD Radio: Going Digital on the Cheap
Link to story in the Car Connection: (scroll down)

7) Office on Wheels
More fleets are likely to adopt mobile communications tools as hardware, software and airtime costs decrease, experts say.
Link to story in Light & Medium Truck:

News Releases
New Cameras Available for All Four Washington State Border Crossings

- Request for Proposal – Smart Transportation and Land Use Planning – Montana Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
2008 Iowa Aviation Conference – April 23-24 – West Des Moines, Iowa

Today in Transportation History
2002 – A fire onboard a train kills 59 Hindu pilgrims in India.


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