Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Battle Looming Over Biometric Airport Credentials?
Link to story in SecureIDNews:


2) Maps for Driving Change
Using maps for the public good.
Link to commentary in the Stanford Social Innovation Review:


3) Study Says GPS Makes for Safer Drivers
Link to story in U.S. News & World Report:


4) Michelin Guide Goes Web 2.0
Guide’s Web site gets interactive maps with traffic and weather information.
Link to story in Der Spiegel:,1518,560365,00.html
Link to ViaMichelin:


5) Spring Issue of Texas DOT’s Horizon Online
Issue focuses on public interaction in the transportation planning process.
Link to Horizon:


6) Average UK Motorway Speeds Fall as the Price of Fuel Rises
Vehicle sensors shows average speeds drop.
Link to story in The Times:


7) Report: US Government Needs Better Privacy Protection for Data
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

8) Cell Phone Auto Ban Shot Down in Louisiana
Link to story in The Advocate:

9) US Senate Passes Legislation to Bring 911 Systems into the Internet Age
Act extends 911 service requirements for wireless providers to mobile IP voice service providers.
Link to story in Government Computer News:


10) Hawaii Rail Boosters Launch Media Ads
Link to story in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:


11) The All-Seeing Vauxhall: Insignia First with Front Camera System
System can read traffic signs and warn drivers when they stray from lane.
Link to story in Easier Motoring:
Link to news release from Opel:

News Releases
Rapid Response to Coastal Ports a Key Hurricane Season Goal of NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams
2) Citilog Deploys Automatic Real-Time Traffic Incident Detection System with Illinois Department of Transportation for Homeland Security Application

Upcoming Events
Naturalistic Driving Methods and Analyses 2008 – August 26-27 – Blacksburg, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - Japanese immigration to Brazil began with the arrival of 791 people onboard the Kasato-Maru.


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