Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 10, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Are Airlines and Travelers Ready to Surf the Skies?
Issues such as censorship of certain sites and blocking phone calls surface.
Link to AP story:,0,2697635.story

2) US Airways Plans Connectivity Move
Link to story in Inflight:


3) Mapping Prototypes Make Debut at Techfest
Link to CNET News video report:


4) Rise and Rise of the GPS Mobile
Link to story and video report on BBC’s Click:

5) MirrorPilot: Navigation in Your Rear View Mirror
Link to story on


6) Rhode Island DOT Skirts Law on Access, ACLU Says
Link to story in The Providence Journal:


7) Weigh to Go Against Trucks
New York City DOT planning to test weight-activated camera to detect overweight trucks.
Link to story in the New York Post:

8) Virginia Reports a Sharp Decline in Over-Height Trucks on I-64
Bilingual brochures and custom-tailored computer programs are getting some credit.
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

9) New-Fangled Traffic Light Gets Trial Run in North Carolina
Link to story in The Charlotte Observer:

10) Technology to Predict Travel Times on Thai Highways
Link to story in The Nation:


11) Britain Makes Camera that ‘Sees’ Under Clothes
Link to Reuters story:

12) Driving Study Deals Blow to Hands-Free Phones
Link to story in USA Today:

13) New Device Helps Contractor Deter Copper Thieves
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


14) Delhi to Have ‘Intelligent’ Traffic System by 2010
Link to story in The Economic Times:

15) Chasing Away Urban Congestion
Congestion fees may provide relief, but Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase believes she has the perfect wireless solution.
Link to story in Baseline:

News Releases
FAA Adopts Upgrades for Aircraft ‘Black Boxes’
2) Virginia-US Partnership to Speed Information Retrieval
3) US Transportation Secretary Peters Announces Agreement to Limit Flights at Newark, Efforts to Accelerate NextGen

Job Postings
- Deputy Director Operations – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority – San Jose, California
- Transportation Planning and Operations Manager – AC Transit – Oakland, California

Upcoming Events
ITS Virginia Annual Meeting – April 29-30 – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1496 – Christopher Columbus left Hispaniola to return to Spain.


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