Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Broadband Hopefuls Inch Towards the Runway
Link to story on Inflight Online:

2) Airports Address Fear of Flying
Link to column in USA Today:

3) No Movies for Domestic US Airways Flights
Link to AP story:

4) Milwaukee Airport Draws Smiles with ‘Recombobulation Area'
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:


5) Dutch Drivers Lobby Furious About Kilometer Tax
Link to story on


6) Utah, Salt Lake Plan PR Blitz to Get Drivers Out of Cars
Link to story in the Salt Lake Tribune:


7) South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Allowing Bikes and Motorcycles to Run Red Lights
Signal control sensors don’t always detect smaller vehicles.
Link to AP story:

8) Tennessee to Inspect Highway Signs in Wake of Fall
Link to AP story:

9) Price Hike Hurts Blue Highway Signs in Kansas
Link to story and video report on KWCH-TV:


10) Five US Cities Test High-Tech 911 System
Call centers using US Department of Transportation's Next Generation 9-1-1 system.
Link to story in USA Today:

11) DMV Puts Coloradoans at Risk of ID Theft
Lawmakers told of flaws in the way driver license information is handled.
Link to story in The Denver Post:


12) Hughes Finds Partner for Rival to GM’s OnStar
Link to Reuters story:


13) Chicago Transit Authority to Use High-Tech Approach to Age-Old Problem of Bus Bunching
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6244588.story


14) Public Company Launched to Fix Traffic at Rotterdam Harbor
Link to Deutsche Presse-Agentur story:

News Releases
The Real-Time Traffic Information Ecosystem is Becoming Increasingly Competitive
2) Iteris Awarded $2.7 Million Bus Rapid Transit Project for the Orange County Transportation Authority
3) 3rd Dimension Launches Mobileyes Traffic Advisory Network With WNBC-TV in New York City
4) Two of US's Busiest Interstates Will Get $11 Million for Truck Parking Innovations
5) Automatic Sign to Warn of Slow-Moving Vehicles in Tasmania
6) New AASHTO Video Advances Life-Saving Study

Upcoming Events
ITS Georgia Annual Meeting – October 19-21 – Savannah, Georgia

Today in Transportation History
1918 **90th anniversary** - Two trains collided head-on near Nashville, Tennessee in one of the worst rail accidents in US history.


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