Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 8, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Aviation Administration Studying Technology to Make Runways Safer
Link to AP story:

2) Ads Keep Free Airline Magazines in Seat Pockets
Link to story in USA Today:

3) Seat 37C – Brought to You by…
Troubled carriers are using advertising to offset soaring fuel costs, but some say it's not making a dent on their bottom lines.
Link to CNNMoney story:


4) Traffic Cameras on Interstates Likely Tough Sell for Illinois Governor
Link to story in the Quad-City Times:


5) Contractors Urge EC to Accelerate Galileo Procurement
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


6) Mom: Fisher-Price Walkie-Talkie Picks Up Trashy Trucker Talk
Link to AP story:


7) Countdown Walk Signals in New York City? Fughetaboutit
Link to story in amNew York:,0,1324838.story

8) Flags to Help Pedestrians Cross Streets Keep Disappearing from Seattle Streets
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:


9) Mystery Sponsor May Rescue Florida Road Rangers
Link to story in The Palm Beach Post:


10) Cloning E-Passports: An Old Trick that Can Still Work
Link to story in Government Computer News:


11) Under-Dash Computers Check Fleets and Drivers
Link to story in the Star Tribune:


12) Music on Public Transport Banned in Guyana
Link to story in the Stabroek News:

13) Taxis the Snag in 2010 Single-Ticket Transport System in South Africa
Link to story in BusinessDay:


14) Nissan Prototype Hints to the Future of Advanced Safety
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

News Releases
Aviation Security Rules: European Commission to Increase Transparency
2) Northeast Maritime Institute Announces Golden Shellback Coatings to Protect Electrical Devices from Water
3) New York MTA Web Site Adds Translation Services for Nine Languages

Upcoming Events
Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services (CEANS) – September 14-20 - Montreal

Friday Bonus
What if an ad agency created the stop sign? I think I’ve been involved with a few consulting projects like this.

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - The Wright Brothers made their first public and European flight at Le Mans, France.


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