Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Control: Safety Concerns on the Nation’s Radar
As controllers keep their eyes on the skies, mistakes and cover-ups are surfacing.
Link to story in the Austin American-Statesman:

2) US Fighter Pilots Navigate Crowded Mideast Airspace
Link to AP story:


3) Where GIS Gets Lost
Agencies’ use of powerful geospatial apps often hits a dead end when it comes to working together.
Link to story in Government Computer News:


4) Florida DOT Challenges Ruling on Toll Violations
Link to story and video report on WESH-TV:


5) China Satellite Navigation System Planned for 2010
Link to story on Space News:


6) US Homeland Security to Test High-Tech Buoys
Link to story in USA Today:


7) Lessons Every Transportation Engineer and Planner Need to Learn
Link to story from the ITE Journal:


8) US House Bill Would Prohibit Government Workers from Tipping off Airport Screeners About Covert Tests of Transportation Security
Link to story from Congressional Quarterly Weekly:

9) Saving Lives with Sensitive Automobile Technology
Link to story in The Sunday Business Post:


10) London Blogger Reveals the Colorful Life on Underground
Link to Reuters story:


11) I-295 in Florida Bristling with Cameras, Signs that Can Help Motorists
Link to story in the Mandarin Sun:

12) Baltimore Traffic Signal Center Officially Opens
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,2866300.story
Link to news release from the Baltimore Mayor’s Office:,0,2866300.story

13) ‘Smart’ Traffic System Coming to Plant City, Florida
Link to story from The Tampa Tribune:


14) Cashing In on Crashes
There’s still no database to list wrecked vehicles.
Link to McClatchy Newspapers story:,0,3319564.story

News Releases
AirSage Announces Launch of the AirSage Developer Zone, Free and Open Access to AirSage Data for Entrepreneurial Developers
2) Florida Governor Directs State Agencies to Create ‘Officer Down’ Alert - Will use AMBER Alert technology to enlist public’s help in locating alleged offenders

Upcoming Events
American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference – June 11-15 – Hershey, Pennsylvania

Today in Transportation History
1864 – Journalist Nellie Bly was born in Cochrane's Mills, Pennsylvania. She was known for her around the world trip in 72 days in 1889.


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