Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Central Air Traffic System to Ease Congestion at Indian Airports
Link to story on domain-b:

2) Southwest Airlines Will Save Fuel with New Navigational System
Link to column in the Austin American-Statesman:


3) Galileo Satellite Knocked Offline
Link to BBC News story:


4) How IT is Helping the Railroad Industry Improve Efficiency and Service
Link to story from CIO:


5) US Transportation Security Administration Extends Bin Advertising Program
Link to story on

6) New York MTA May Change Hotline After Second Crash
Link to story in The Journal News:

7) Fairfax County, Virginia Emergency Center Ready for Action
Virginia DOT’s Traffic Operations Center will be among those housed in center.
Link to story in The Fairfax County Times:

8) Software Lets Users Manipulate Passport Data
Link to column in The Washington Post:

9) Video Exercises Aid Driving Skills
Allstate targeting those over 50 with 'brain fitness' tool.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,4364860.story


10) China’s 2008 NaviForum Postponed; “Telematics@China” Takes Its Place
Link to story in Inside GNSS:


11) Ads on Transit Buses Spark Questions About Taking Sides in Washington State Vote
Link to story in the Peninsula Daily News:

News Releases
Online I-5 Flow Map Stretches South to Olympia, Washington
2) Focus on the World Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market
3) China TransInfo Technology Corp. Signs Agreement to Acquire Shanghai Yootu Information Technology Co., Ltd.
4) GPS Taxis as Information Source for Traffic Information System from Siemens - New concept for traffic management in the Chinese city of Guangzhou

- Systems Tender for National Traffic Management System – Israel National Roads Company

Upcoming Events
Sensor Technology Workshop – October 23 – Pretoria, South Africa

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - Ford puts the Model T on the market.

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