Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Detroit Metro Airport Takes Bids for Terminal Naming Rights
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:


2) Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to Pay $4.98 Million to Add Capacity for 1,975 Cameras
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:


3) Garmin’s Free Lifetime Traffic Service Comes with a Catch: Ads
Link to story on Engadget:


4) Hispanic Group Sues Florida, Alleging Specialty License-Plate Rules Discriminate
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,1051215.story


5) Panelists Say Explanation Needed for Rhode Island Transportation Mess
Link to story in The Providence Journal:

6) Postcards Depict DUI Dangers
Link to story in the Star Tribune:
Link to news release from Stearns County, Minnesota:


7) Sensors Tell Washington State DOT How Fast You Drive
Link to story and audio report from Northwest Public Radio:
Link to WSDOT speed reports:

8) Southwestern West Virginia Considers Electronic Signs for Evacuations
Link to story in The Herald-Dispatch:

9) Roads Signs in Sweden Might be Changed: Too Few Women Appear
Link to story on Stockholm News:


10) Regional Safety Communications System Taking Shape in Western US
Link to story in Government Computer News:


11) Infineon Places Its Bets in Telematics, In-Car Connectivity
Link to story in EE Times Deutschland:


12) Flexible Real-Time Data to Enhance London's Public Transport
Link to story in Public Service Review:


13) Ford Group’s Aim: To Keep Its Tech Edge
New business unit will rapidly develop in-car technologies.
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:

News Releases
Researchers Showcase Automated Bus that Uses Magnets to Steer Through City Streets
2) GM Launches Facts and Fiction Web Site - New site aims to clarify misconceptions about the company

Job Postings
- Commuter Assistance Staff Analyst – Riverside County Transportation Commission – Riverside, California
- Principal Facilities Planner – NJ Transit – Newark, New Jersey

- Request for Information – Public Web Site Mapping Solution – Washington State Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
National Weather Association 33rd Annual Meeting (Conference & Exhibits) – October 11-16 – Louisville, Kentucky

Friday Bonus
This is probably not the best beach for relaxing in St. Maarten.

Today in Transportation History
1980 – The St. Gotthard Tunnel opened in Switzerland.

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