Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 6, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Red Light Camera Roulette: Los Angeles is Money Loser, Culver City Rakes It InA Los Angeles Times review of photo fine-collection systems in Los Angeles County shows sharply mixed results.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1041866.story

2) Groups Want Traffic Red-Light Camera Ban in Cincinnati
Coalition includes the NAACP, environmentalists and the Libertarian Party.
Link to AP story:


3) New York State Court Upholds Police Use of GPS
Tracking devices can be placed on outside of cars without getting warrant.
Link to story in the Times Union:


4) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Says Laptops Shouldn’t Fall Under Arizona’s ‘TV’ Interpretation
Link to story in Land Line Magazine:

5) Vermont Planning Safety Enhancement on Route 9
Improvements will include automated warnings to truck drivers via citizen band radio.
Link to story in the Bennington Banner:


6) TRW Unveils Integrated Electronic Control Panel
Link to story in Automotive Business Review:


7) Google Adds Bus/Train Directions to Maps for Mobile
Link to story in InformationWeek:

8) WMATA Launches SmarTrip Ad Campaign
Link to story in Metro Magazine:

News Releases
Kapsch TrafficCom AG Acquires All of the Assets of the Mobility Solutions Business Unit of TechnoCom Corporation in the US
2) Partners with

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Understanding the New FHWA Final Rule on Temporary Traffic Control Devices (Subpart K) – June 26

Friday Bonus
This may be a first in the annals of DWI history.

Today in Transportation History
1933 **75th anniversary** - The first drive-in theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey.


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