Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Leap Day Problems Delay United
Link to AP story:

2) Delhi Airport Perimeter Security to Go High-Tech
Link to IANS story:

3) FAA to Consider Comments on ADS-B Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Link to story in Aviation International News:


4) The New Cartographers
What does it mean to map everything all the time?
Link to story in In These Times:


5) E-ZPass was Just the Beginning
Link to story in The New York Times:

6) A Comeback for Electronic Tolls in Quebec?
Link to story on CJAD Radio:
Link to news release from the Montreal Economic Institute:


7) New Directive Reasserts Joint Military-Civilian Control of GPS
Link to story in GPS World:

8) GPS a Driver Hazard as Well as Help
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:


9) Unique Safety Barricades Tested at Michigan Railroad Crossing
Link to AP story:

10) Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center Launches Web Site Combining Information from Multiple Agencies
Link to story in The Spokesman-Review:
Link to site:


11) More Red-Light Cameras Coming to Chicago
Drivers will be able to view alleged violations in online videos.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,1,2444730.story (may require free registration)


12) Speed Me Up, Scotty
A chat with Benjamin Chan, the engineer who keeps Los Angeles moving.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times Magazine:,1,5786999.story

News Releases
US Department of Transportation Seeks Technology Solutions to Improve Safety and Reduce Traffic Congestion
2) Transit Directions Provider Launches in Wisconsin
3) US Homeland Security Department Names Academic Institutions to Lead New Centers of Excellence
4) TomTom Reveals Revolutionary IQ Routes Technology on New TomTom GO Series
5) Traffic Control & Safety Corporation Completes the Acquisition of Flash Safety Co., Inc.

Upcoming Events
Expo Ferroviaria International Railway Industry Exhibition – May 20-22 – Turin, Italy

Today in Transportation History
2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane solo non-stop around the world.


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