Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 23, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Officials to Audit Staffing Levels of Air Traffic Controllers at 3 California Facilities
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,903878.story

2) EU Seeks to Overhaul Air Traffic Control
Link to story in the International Herald Tribune:

3) Mobile Phones Promise Paperless Air Travel
Link to story on ZDNet:,1000000085,39437711,00.htm

4) US Air Force Test New Broadband IT
Link to story in Government Computer News:


5) New GPS-Savvy, Solar Signs Help Bus Riders Connect in Real-Time
Link to story in USA Today:


6) For Whom the Toll Bills? For Thee
Illinois malfunction fines only drivers from Wisconsin.
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:


7) Bermuda Taxis Must Switch On Their GPS
Link to story in The Royal Gazette:

8) Car Navigation Systems Get Smarter
Link to story in Australian IT:,24897,23909782-5013037,00.html


9) Ship-Tracking Satellite Launched
Link to UPI story:
Link to news release from the US Coast Guard:

10) New Observation System Comes to the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi
Link to story on WLOX-TV:


11) US DOT Tries Out Wikis, Blogs and More
Link to commentary in the Federal Times:


12) Plan to Fingerprint Foreigners Leaving US is Opposed
Link to story in The Washington Post:

13) Distracting Miss Daisy
Why stop signs and speed limits endanger Americans.
Link to story in The Atlantic:

14) Top Brands Leverage Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws
Link to story on Online Media Daily:


15) Gone, but Not Forgotten
Norwich Union has pulled the plug on its telematics-based car insurance scheme, which charged drivers according to when and where they used their vehicle.
Link to commentary in Traffic Technology International:

16) Chrysler Brings ‘Infobahn’ to Autobahn
Link to story in Wired:


17) Maryland Transit Authority Trip Planner Doesn’t Click, Yet
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:,0,3883958.column

18) SEPTA: New Fare Tech by Spring 2009
Link to story in Metro Philadelphia:


19) Delhi Plans Intelligent Traffic System
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

20) New Signs Tell Travelers of Wait Times at Four Canada Border Crossings
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

21) Optical Illusions Used as Virtual Speed Bumps
Link to story in the Telegraph:

Job Posting
- NY5 BRT Project Manager/Implementation Coordinator – Capital District Transportation Authority – Rensselaer, New York

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History
1938 **70th anniversary** - The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law in the US.


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