Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Third Transportation Book by Joseph M. Giglio in Three Years: Judges of the Secret Court

Using the techniques of popular fiction, Giglio dramatizes how America's transportation system can be transformed into a vigorous engine for economic growth-and to make clear that our ability to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy depend on this transformation.
The book gives today's savvy readers a refreshing dose of real-world insights into creating a "New Covenant" on transportation-between the federal government, state and local governments, and private enterprise-that will not simply repair a broken transportation system, but will turn it into a crucial generator of economic growth. Copies of the book are available for purchase at and at


1) After Flight Delays, FAA May Add Backup System
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2) Navigon to Offer Free Traffic Across Its Product Range
Link to story in GPS World:

3) Nokia to Make Lonely Planet Guides Available on Phones
Link to story in InformationWeek:

4) Frommer’s Travel Guides Now Available for iPod and iPhone
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5) California to Tie Auto Insurance to Miles Driven
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Link to news release from the California Department of Insurance:


6) Feds Fund Arizona I-10 Weather Warning System
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7) Number Plate Cameras at UK Airports
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8) Privacy Group: US Border-Crossing Database Raises Concerns
Link to IDG News Service story:;1673547729;fp;2;fpid;1

9) US Department of Homeland Security Unveils Wireless Radio for Emergency Response
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10) Ten Reasons Why the Insurance Industry Should Care About Telematics
Link to story in Telematics Update:


11) Ontario Gives Ottawa $7 Million for Transit Smart Cards
Link to story in The Ottawa Citizen:

News Releases
Tampa Bay Maritime Homeland Security Experiment Focuses on Enhancing Nation's Port Security

Upcoming Events
ROSATTE (ROad Safety ATTributes exchange infrastructure in Europe) Project Requirements Workshop – September 17 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
1937 – Toyota Motor Corporation was founded as an independent company.

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