Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 27, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Budget Airlines Seek New Pan-EU Air Traffic Agency
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from the European Low Fares Airline Association:


2) Mom Called and Said, ‘Slow Down!’
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


3) Yes, You Can Get Internet Access in the Middle of the Gulf of Alaska
Wireless Web service is available on Alaska Marine Highways’ ferry.
Link to story on ZD Net:


4) Officials Preach Cooperation at Colorado Transportation Summit
Link to story in The Coloradoan:


5) Evaluation of the Flashing Yellow Arrow Permissive-Only Left-Turn Indication Field Implementation
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

6) Latest Issue of the Integrated Corridor Management Quarterly Newsletter
Link to newsletter from the Federal Highway Administration:


7) Smile for the Speed-Enforcement Camera
Van’s technology will catch speeders in Illinois work zones.
Link to story and video in The State Journal-Register:

8) Court Stays FCC’s New E-911 Standards
Link to Reuters story:

9) Lahore Traffic Police and Parks Agency Bicker Over LED Screens on City’s Main Roads
Link to story in the Daily Times:


10) British Conservative Party Says Re-Phase London Traffic Lights to Prevent Jams
Link to story on New Car Net:


11) Turn Your Car Into a Traveling Wi-Fi Hotspot
Link to story in InformationWeek:

News Releases
Consumer Telematics Hardware and Services Revenue Will Reach $41 Billion by 2013
2) Traffic Video Web Site Upgrades Service in Portland, Oregon Area
3) SpeedInfo Sensors Give Up-to-the-Minute Traffic Information to Commuters North of Seattle
4) Dash Navigation Now Shipping First Two-Way Connected GPS Device Exclusively in's Electronics Store
5) ATX to Introduce Executive Business Theater to SAE World Congress
6) Delphi Data Connectivity Systems Bring New Technologies Into Truck Cabs, Sleeper Boxes
7) UK Highways Agency Business Plan 2008-09: Creating a more sustainable, reliable and safer road network

Upcoming Events
Effective Public Involvement Web Seminar – April 30

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first person in space, died in an aircraft training accident.


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