Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 9, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Transport Industry Set for e-Ticketing Deadline
Link to story in Computing:


2) Judge Turns Down Florida’s Request to Reconsider Toll Ticket Order
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,3220681.story


3) Iowa DOT to Continue Using Spanish, Other Languages
Link to story in The Des Moines Register:

4) Two US Senators Reject Suggested Automated Mileage Reporting
Link to story in Land Line:

5) New York MTA Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Link to story in Metro:
Link to news release from the MTA:


6) Pennsylvania DOT Changes Logo
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to new logo:
Link to old logo:


7) Activist Turns Los Angeles’ Traffic Islands Into National Parks
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,840613.story
Link to Islands of LA:


8) Your Car – The Ultimate ‘Mobile Computer’
Link to story in Computerworld:


9) Group to New York MTA: Post Status of Broken Escalators
Link to story in amNew York:,0,1025305.story


10) Olympic Traffic Alert
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

News Releases
Parsons and Washington State Ferries Launch Wi-Fi Service Dockside at Anacortes
2) More Than 550 Million GPS-Enabled Handsets Will Ship by 2012

Job Postings
- Transportation Planner – SYSTRA Consulting – Little Falls, New Jersey
- Engineering – Cubic Transportation Systems – San Diego, California

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Strategies for Improving Safety at Toll Plazas for Workers and Motorists – May 22

Friday Bonus
Fly me to the moon.

Today in Transportation History
1972 – Israeli commandos stormed a Sabena jet at Lod Airport, releasing 100 people on board.


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