Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 16, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Highways in the Sky
NextGen technologies will usher in a new era in aviation.
Link to story in the Boca Raton News:


2) Traffic Enforcement Cameras on the ‘Way Out’ in Kuwait
Interior Ministry plans to implement a radar system after flaws are found in camera system.
Link to story in the Arab Times:


3) E-ZPass Tempting to Cheats
Link to story in the Gloucester County Times:


4) Navteq Charting a Future in Phones
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,278598.story

5) Microsoft: Ask Us for Driving Directions
Link to column on CNET News:
Link to news release from Microsoft:


6) FEMA to Inspect Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Underwater Surveillance System
Link to story in the Portsmouth Herald:


7) GPS Tracking System to Boost Rail Safety in Australia
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:


8) Power-Based Chips to Boost Safety Controls in Cars
Link to story in PC World:


9) Chicago Transit Authority’s Outdated Rail System Puts Burden on Operators
Antiquated technology makes operations more difficult.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,1326025.column


10) Massachusetts Hopes to Unsnarl Traffic to Help Residents Save on Gas
State wants to improve interagency coordination for crash-related road closures, improve 511 traveler information line and creates gas tips Web page.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release from the Massachusetts Governor’s Office:
Link to Gas Tips page:

11) Good Traffic System Will Improve Turkey’s Road Safety, Say Experts
Improper signboards and improved education termed crucial.
Link to story in the Turkish Daily News:

12) High-Tech Traffic Management
Intelligent transportation system being expanded to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Link to story in the Gettysburg Times:

13) New Web Site May Help You Avoid Tulsa and Oklahoma City Traffic
Link to story and video report in The Oklahoman:

14) 511 in San Diego Launches TV Broadcast
Link to story in rEgion:

15) Relief Ahead for Motorists
Newspaper welcomes New Jersey Statewide Traffic Management Center.
Link to editorial in the Asbury Park Press:

News Releases
Abu Dhabi Airports Company Launches Distinctive New Identity for Its Airports
2) Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network Expands Relationship with Mio Technology
3) Ford Earns Support of National Emergency Number Association (NENA) for New Sync 911 Service **This is a revised release of what appeared in the 6/12 issue**
Hughes Telematics to Combine with Polaris Acquisition Corp. in an All-Stock Deal Valued at Approximately $700 Million
5) Tune In and Take Off on United Airlines – First US carrier to offer iPhone and iPod connectivity

- Request for Proposals – CCTV Video Distribution Services – Maricopa County Department of Transportation (scroll down)

Upcoming Events
Automotive Testing Expo China 2008 – September 17-19 – Shanghai

Today in Transportation History
1903 **105th anniversary** - The Ford Motor Company was founded.


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