Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Atlanta Fliers Embrace Online Booking, Kiosk Check-in
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2008/10/13/arilines_online.html

2) Simulated Bomb Tests of Jets Launched
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-10-13-bombtests_N.htm

CAMERAS

3) Over 4,300 Refunds for Philadelphia Motorists Clocked Improperly by Red-Light Cameras
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20081011_Refunds_for_Phila__motorists_clocked_improperly_by_red-light_cameras_1.html

4) Red-Light Cameras May Have Aided Decrease in Accidents in Montgomery, Alabama
Link to story in the Montgomery Advertiser:
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810130303

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) Ban on Commercial Use of GPS in Egypt has Consumers Frustrated
Link to story in the Daily News Egypt:
http://dailystaregypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=16972

MARITIME

6) New Zealand Coroner Calls for Review to Help Break Language Barrier at Ports
Link to story in The Press:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4725975a6530.html

RAILROADS

7) Amtrak Launches iPhone Application
Link to story in the Examiner:
http://www.examiner.com/x-1005-DC-Tourism-Examiner~y2008m10d13-Amtrak-launches-iPhone-application
Link to Amtrak news release:
http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Copy/News_Release_Page&c=am2Copy&cid=1178294233876&ssid=180

ROADWAYS

8) New Michigan Law Tougher on Reckless Drivers in Construction Zones
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:
http://www.freep.com/article/20081013/COL12/810130338
Link to news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9620_11057-201624--,00.html

9) October Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Newsletters/2008/2008-010-Oct.pdf

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) New Service to Stop Loose Lips from Crashing Cars
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2008-10-13-cellphone-driving_N.htm

TRANSIT

11) San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Eyes High-Tech Transit Relief
Link to story in The Examiner:
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/MTA_eyes_high-tech_transit_relief.html

12) Mind the Classic Tube Logo, Please
Link to story in the Evening Standard:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/arts/artexhibition-20649848-details/100+Years%2C+100+Artists%2C+100+Works+Of+Art/artexhibitionReview.do?reviewId=23572430#readerComments

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) High-Tech Signs to Tell Motorway Drivers Exact Journey Times Between Edinburgh and Glasgow
Link to story in The Scotsman:
http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Hitech--signs-to-tell.4587579.jp


News Releases
1)
Washington State DOT Ferries Division Installs Traffic Cameras on North End of Vashon Island


Upcoming Events
Toll Roads 2009 – February 24-25 – Washington, DC
http://www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confcode=FW09014


Today in Transportation History
1928 **80th anniversary** The Graf Zeppelin completed its first transatlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey on a flight from Friedrichshafen, Germany.
http://www.earlyaviator.com/archive/DS/DS728.1928.09.18.LZ127.Friedrichshafen.jpg

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