Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 20, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Tickets Going Fast for the Night in Times Square Event at the ESPN Zone

This may be your last chance to get tickets for the Night in Times Square event at the ESPN Zone. Tickets are selling quickly and there may be limited availability once you get to the World Congress in November. On Wednesday, November 19 at the Night in Times Square event, you will join fellow 15th World Congress participants for a truly special evening that is sure to be a hit! Located in the heart of Times Square, the ESPN zone is a world where sport is king. You’ll enjoy a tasty menu featuring generous portions of expertly prepared American grill food, an arena of interactive games and attractions, and an unparalleled sports viewing experience. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the World Congress. Don’t miss this exciting networking opportunity. Tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased at


1) Airlines Expect Trouble with Passenger Screening Program
Link to story on NextGov:

2) French Polynesia’s Five Major Airports to be Renamed After Tahitian Politicians
Link to Tahitipresse story:


3) Lawsuit Claims Mapmaking Firm Owns Your Neighborhood
Link to story in Wired:


4) New Jersey Electronic Toll Discount for Seniors Discriminates, Some Say
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


5) Putin Tries Satellite Navigation Device on His Dog
Link to AP story:

6) No Sense of Direction? On the Road to Recognizing What’s Behind It
Link column in USA Today:

7) Acura RDX GPS Navigation Linked to Climate Control System
Link to story in Mobile Magazine:


8) Baltimore to Test-Drive Gasoline Tax Alternative
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,5923667.story

9) Overhaul of Disabled Parking System in UK
Link to Press Association story:

10) Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Launches New Electronic Services
Link to story in Emirates Business:


11) California Brings Back Music-Making Asphalt
Link to AP story:


12) British Government Faces Fight from Within for Spy Database
System that would create a central database on every phone call, could tie mobile phone calls to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system of cameras.
Link to story in The Sunday Times:


13) Tampa to Create Transit-Themed Web Site
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:

14) More New York City Subway Ads on the Way, from Tunnels to Turnstiles
Link to AP story:


15) Hawaii Making Plans for Larger, Modernized Emergency Center
Building will also house traffic management center.
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

16) Veteran Radio Newsman Keeps Traffic Reports Flowing from Home Studio Despite Cancer Fight
Link to story in the Bristol Herald Courier:


17) Congestion Fee Referendum Question Drafted for Greater Manchester Area
Link to BBC News story:

18) Pushing Fleet Emissions Towards Vanishing Point
Technology, such as telematics, can reduce pollution.
Link to story in the Financial Times: (free registration required)

News Releases
Real Pilots and 'Virtual Flyers' Go Head-to-Head
2) FHWA Names Excellence in Highway Design 2008 Award Winners
3) San Francisco Will Receive $87 Million for Easier Parking, Bay Area Ferry Service, and Rehabilitation of Doyle Drive

Upcoming Events
Government Video Technology Expo – December 2-4 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History
1910 – The RMS Olympic, sister ship of the RMS Titanic, was launched at a Belfast shipyard.

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