Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 26, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Feds Probing Alleged Coverup of Air-Traffic Control Errors
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2721803.story

2) The Flight Watchmen
To the counterterrorism experts who scour the nation's airspace, safety is hard-earned every minute of every day.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

3) Air Traffic Gets Out of Control
Single European Sky scheme faces IT integration problems.
Link to story in Computing:

4) FAA on TARGETS to Speed Aircraft Departures
Agency is using a new software program to improve airport departure procedures and reduce aviation fuel consumption.
Link to story in Government Computer News:


5) Traffic-Camera Bid Revived in Arizona
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

6) More Delays for Cameras in New York City Subways
Link to story in The New York Times:


7) First ‘Cashless’ Toll Road for Central Texas
Link to story in the Austin American-Statesman:


8) Vessel Traffic Service Fully Operational Along Portuguese Coast
Link to story in The Euro Weekly News:


9) Sale of Company that Makes Florida Driver Licenses Raises Privacy Concerns
Link to story in the Tallahassee Democrat:

10) Summer Issue of The Bridge Online
- Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Real-Time, Customer-Oriented Society
- Building the Next Generation of Airport Systems
Link to publication:


11) Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Public Hearings Before Construction of Major Railroad Projects
Link to story in the Arizona Daily Star:


12) Do Traffic Laws Cause Accidents?
Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:


13) Electronic Citations Speed Up Ticketing Process for Police
Link to story in USA Today:

14) Laptop Searches in Airports Draws Fire at US Senate Hearing
Link to story in The New York Times:

15) New Digital Radios Could put Firefighters at Risk, Chiefs Say
Link to story in The Indianapolis Star:


16) Bus-Spotter Labeled a Pedophile
Link to Sky News story:


17) Plan to Avoid Traffic Jams Using Cell Phones
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

18) Dutch Study Seeks to Solve Sofia’s Traffic Woes
Link to story in The Sofia Echo:

19) Texas DOT Aims to Keep I-35 Traffic Moving with ITS Equipment
Link to story and video report on News 8 Austin:

20) Alabama Department of Transportation Posts More Traffic Cams Online for Motorists
Link to story in The Birmingham News:
Link to Alabama DOT traffic cameras:

21) Sydney and Brisbane Get Traffic Messaging Suna Rather than Later
Link to CNET News story:,2000438599,339290149,00.htm

22) TranStar Brings Emergency Management Together
Link to story in The Citizen Bay Area:

News Releases
ITIS Launches Next Generation Traffic Services in the UK
2) VeriFone Adds, Other Video Content to NYC Taxi System
3) Knoxville’s WTNZ Fox 43 Launches Mobile Traffic Camera Service to Help Lighten Traffic Load
4) Future of Transit Taking Place at the Big Blue Bus - Big Blue Bus and Art Center College of Design Partner to Create High Concept ''Bus of the Future''
5) Transportation Technology Conference Brings Developers And Managers Together To Share Ideas
6) USTelematics Announces Intention to Acquire Key Digital Media Rights Management Technology in Exchange for UTLM Stock at $1.50 per Share

Upcoming Events
World Low Cost Airlines 2008 – September 23-24 – London

Today in Transportation History
1898 **110th anniversary** - Willy Messerschmitt, a German aircraft designer and manufacturer, was born in Frankfurt am Main.


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