Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 13, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) What Makes a Good Airport?
Signage one important element.
Link to story on BBC News Magazine:

2) Airports Adopt Their Own Original Theme Songs
Link to column in USA Today:

3) ‘Appleton Airport’ Ad Riles County Board
Officials upset with unofficial name change for Outagamie County Regional Airport.
Link to story in the Appleton Post-Crescent:


4) Hong Kong to Streamline Ship Registration with Online Service
Link to story in the Macau Daily Times:


5) Red-Light Cameras Under Fire in Georgia Senate
Link to AP story:
Link to additional information on bill:

6) What Exactly is Distracted Driving?
Illinois lawmakers attempt to nail down activities for proposed ban.
Link to story in The State Journal-Register:

7) English Signs Baffle Foreign Drivers in Australia
Link to story in The Daily Telegraph:,22049,23369619-5001021,00.html

8) University of South Florida Professor in Red-Light Study Filed Suit in Rear-End Wreck
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune


9) Does Space Need Air Traffic Control?
Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:


10) Washington, DC Metro Rail Wireless System Would Allow Use of All Cell Phones
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)
Link to news release from WMATA:

11) Fare Collection Upgrades Good for Operators, Riders
Link to story in Metro:


12) More Live Traffic Cameras for Philadelphia
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

13) Turn Left. No Right. I Mean Left
Getting from A to B on time is about to become as easy as ABC.
Link to story in The Economist:


14) How Green Do You Drive?
Motorists volunteer to have habits monitored, be steered to environmentally friendly commute.
Link to story in The Denver Post:

News Releases
North American Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market Ripe with Growth Potential
2) Iteris Announces Introduction of Industry-First Lane Departure Warning Data Collection Product “Safety Direct” for the Heavy Truck Market
3) EDS and Continental Airlines Launch Next Generation Flight Operations Program

Job Postings
- Director of Planning and Special Services – Kansas City Area Transportation Authority – Kansas City, Missouri
- Project Manager - Urban Design – VIA Metropolitan Transit – San Antonio, Texas

Upcoming Events
4th International Congress on Transport Research in Greece – May 27-31 – Athens

Today in Transportation History
1928 **80th anniversary** Eileen Vollick became the first female licensed pilot in Canada.


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