Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Ads May be Your Companion on Next Spirit Flight
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080917/BLOG20/80917076/1032/FEATURES

CAMERAS

2) Trucking Without a Seat Belt? Smile for the Camera
Link to story in The Oregonian:
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/122153012375920.xml&coll=7

3) Washington State has Hidden Eye on Those Who Zip Through Work Zones
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/transportation/379533_dotcamera18.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Galileo Opens First Transport Sat-Nav Data Center
Link to story on Transport Briefing:
http://www.transportbriefing.co.uk/story.php?id=5201

MARITIME

5) The Box Takes Off on Global Journey
BBC News special will follow a shipping container around the world.
Link to BBC News story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7600180.stm

RAILROADS

6) California Regulators Ban Cell Use by Train Operators
Link to AP story:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080918-1325-ca-traincollision.html

ROADWAYS

7) Abu Dhabi Transport Launches Web Site
Link to story in Gulf News:
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traffic_and_Transport/10245882.html
Link to site: http://www.dot.abudhabi.ae/

TRANSIT

8) Authorities: Engineer Texting on Day of California Train Wreck
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-09-18-california-traincollision_N.htm

9) Metrolink: Cost Not a Factor
Link to story in The Sun:
http://www.sbsun.com/sanbernardino/ci_10493700

VEHICLES

10) Dick Landis, CEO of HELP, Inc. Interviewed About Prepass
Link to interview on WOR Radio:
http://wor710.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=2913028


News Releases
1)
Avis Renters Enjoying the Ride More with eToll


Upcoming Events
Navigation & Location USA 2008 - December 2-3 – San Jose, California
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/navusa2008/


Today in Transportation History
1961 РUN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed in a plane crash in Rhodesia.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/18/newsid_3790000/3790079.stm

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