Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 27, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Transportation Security Administration Passenger Screening Plan Needs New IT
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


2) Regional Officials in Connecticut Delaying Providing Video of I-95 to Emergency Workers
Link to story in The Advocate:


3) In Satellite Photo Resolution Race, Who's Winning?
Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth each tout key deals.
Link to story in Computerworld:

4) Tele Atlas Relies Upon End-User Communities to Create Mobile GPS Maps
Link to story on TMCnet:


5) US-European Meeting Reaffirms GPS/Galileo Cooperation
Link to story in Inside GNSS:

6) Siberian Bridge to be Tracked by 'Russian GPS'
Link to story on Russia Today:

7) Pennsylvania GPS Project Aims to Reduce Billboard Clutter
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


8) Google Earth Brings Virtual Tourism to iPhone
Link to CNET News story:

9) Secrecy Over $500 Million in Transport Money in Victoria
Link to story in The Age:

10) Notice to Next of Kin Faster in Ohio
Link to story in the Akron Beacon Journal:


11) New Signage Aids Bicyclists in California City
Link to story in The Examiner:

12) Wyoming Finds a Place for Crash-Site Memorials
Link to story in The New York Times:

13) Speed Trap Warning Site May Have Merit
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-ride27b.article
Link to the Speed Trap Exchange:


14) Twitter the New Tool of Terrorists?
Link to CNET News story:

15) US Plans $7.6 Billion Super Storm Tracker
Link to story in USA Today:

16) Cellphones Drive Jump in 911 Use
Link to story in The Washington Post:

17) Indonesia Transport Ministry Officials Need Access to Road Accident Data
Link to story in The Jakarta Post:


18) For iDrive 4.0, BMW Decides to Bring Back a Few Buttons
Link to story from The New York Times:


19) Police Deploy Spies on Buses in Uganda
Detectives will watch how buses are driven to check rising number of deadly road accidents.
Link to story in The New Vision:


20) Behind the Scenes, Auto Industry Works to Cut Accidents
Link to story on BNET:

News Releases
TransitTV Adds V-me to Programming Lineup Presents Original Music Content to 11 Million Weekly Viewers

Job Posting
- Construction Project Control Specialist-Scheduler – KMJ Consulting, Inc. – New York, New York

Upcoming Events
IBTTA Fall Technology Workshop – November 2-4 – Avignon, France

Today in Transportation History
1904 – The first rapid transit subway line in New York City opened.

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