Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 6, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) English to Become Compulsory for Pilots Internationally
Link to story in the Telegraph:


2) SunPass Finally Easing Traffic Flow at Florida Toll Plazas
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,7844011.story

3) High-Tech May Put End to New York MTA Tollbooths
Link to story in the Daily News:


4) Ports in Korea, Singapore, Oman and Hong Kong in Line for US Box Screening Trial
Link to story on Lloyd’s List:

5) US Navy Develops Two-Way Communication for Submerged Submarines
Link to story in Government Executive:

6) Singapore Port Becomes Wireless Wise
Link to story in Computerworld Singapore;
Link to news release from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore:


7) Trains Given ‘Insufficient Warning’ to Dangers
Emergency responders look for faster ways to notify train crews.
Link to story and video report on WLS-TV:


8) UK Identity Card Program to Begin in November
Link to Bloomberg story:
Link to news release from the UK Home Office:

9) New Mexico Authorities Use Crash Map Against DWI
Link to AP story:
Link to DWI Crash Maps from the DWI Resource Center:

10) Failures Uncovered with Washington State Tsunami Warning System
Link to story and video report on KIRO-TV:


11) Softbank, Pioneer to Jointly Develop Telematics System
Link to Jiji Press story:


12) Taiwan Ministry of Transport and Communications to Revise Rules on Transport E-Cards
Link to story in The China Post:

13) Job Board Launched for Public Transportation
Link to story in Metro:
Link to TransitTalent:

News Releases
Magellan Expands Popular RoadMate Series with New Widescreen Units; First in Category to Offer Integrated Live Traffic Service
2) Stationary Speed Enforcement Without the Need for In-Road Equipment
3) New Manchester, UK Transport Boss Promises Technological Revolution
4) Houston TranStar Unveils New Travel Tool - Virtual Earth map offers features, flexibility for area residents
5) Missouri DOT Travel Map Viewed 1.5 Million Times this Winter

Upcoming Events
AASHTO Spring Meeting – May 4-8 – Branson, Missouri

Today in Transportation History
1896 – Charles B. King drove the first automobile on the streets of Detroit.


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