Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 27, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Control System on the Verge of Collapse?
Help Wanted: FAA posts jobs, with big bonuses, to lure veteran controllers.
Link to ABC News story:

2) Assigning the Blame for Airport Woes
Link to column in the International Herald Tribune:

3) US Explores Anti-Missile Scheme for Flight Zones
Link to Reuters story:


4) Traffic Cameras – Life-Savers or Tax-Raisers?
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


5) Norway Transport Minister Shifts Gears on ‘Vanity’ Plates
Link to story in Aftenposten:


6) Alabama Alerts Residents, Businesses Along Evacuation Route
State sent out fliers informing them of the potential for heavy traffic if the state finds it necessary to reverse lanes on Interstate 65 for a hurricane evacuation.
Link to story in the Montgomery Advertiser:


7) Dallas Officials Hope GPS Markers Will Make Katy Trail Safer
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

8) Strategies for Improving Safety at Toll Collection Facilities
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:


9) Dogs, X-Rays to Help Screen Some UK Train Users
Link to BBC News story:

10) Traditional Approaches for Fare Media Sales to Support the Unbanked Consumer
Link to story in Smart Card Talk:


11) Computer Stops Sydney, and that’s the Fifth Time
Tunnel closed when server and backup crash.
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:

12) I-5 to Get Traffic Detectors in Southern California
Link to story in the North County Times:

News Releases
Laser-Based Speed Enforcement to Create Safer Roads in Lithuania
2) Volkswagen AG Reduces Safety Hazards - Intelligent cars set to revolutionize safety as AKTIV partners research for a safer future

Upcoming Events
Transpo 2008 – September 22-25 – Orlando, Florida

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Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - Kuala Lumpur International Airport officially opened.


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