Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 24, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Controllers’ Numbers Fall
Union, FAA at odds on count, its effect on flight safety.
Link to story in The Courier-Journal:


2) Illinois Tollway Might Bring Back Beeping I-PASS
Link to story in the Southtown Star:,042408tollway.article


3) Speech Input, GPS Make Mobile Search Smarter
Link to story in PC World:,145010/article.html


4) Transport Research Knowledge Centre Web Site Relaunched
Link to story on ScienceBusiness:
Link to site:

5) Florida Lawmakers Debate Offering a Christian License Plate
Link to AP story:


6) Chairman of House Transportation Committee to National Transportation Safety Board Chief: Reconsider 35W Bridge Hearing
Link to story in the Star Tribune:


7) Chicago Wants Legislature to OK Radar Cameras
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,speed042308.article

8) Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel Seeks Volunteers to Develop National Car Accident Reporting Network
Link to story in Government Health IT:
Link to news release from HITSP and the National Association of State EMS Officials:


9) Microsoft Sync Brings Focus Success
Link to MarketWatch video:


10) Next Stop on the Yonge Line…’Home Depot’?
Toronto Transit Commission studies feasibility of naming subway stations after major corporations to raise operating funds.
Link to story in the Toronto Star:

11) Queensland’s Go-Cards to be Fixed by Week’s End
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. News story:


12) Some Car-Stereo Makers See Drivers Ditching CDs for iPods
Link to story in USA Today:

News Releases
Weather Top Reason for Flight Disruption in the United States: Delays Now Predictable Per Inch of Rain and Degree of Temperature Deviation
2) Honeywell Licenses Navigation System for General Aviation
3) OnStar Tops New Consumer Telematics Vendor Matrix Ranking
4) YouTube Video from Missouri DOT Shows How Dedicated Truck Lanes Could Work
5) FAA Takes Steps to Ensure Proper Reporting of Operational Errors
6) ARINC Brings Fuel Savings to Airlines with AirPlan enRoute Service

- Request for Proposals - ITS Technologies Implementation Evaluation Study RFP – Regional Transportation Commission

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Active Traffic Management Coming to the Urban Partners' Cities: Minneapolis and Seattle – April 30

Today in Transportation History
1967 – Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov becomes the person to die during a spaceflight when Soyuz 1 crashed during re-entry.


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