Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 27, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

AVIATION

1) GM Asks FAA to Bar Public Tracking of Leased Corporate Jet
Link to Bloomberg News story:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=afrKemH3i.2Y&refer=us

2) Detroit Metro Airport Warns of Speed Traps
Signs posted at the airport tell drivers Romulus police have dramatically increased patrols.
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:
http://www.freep.com/article/20081126/NEWS02/311260002/1004/NEWS
Link to comments from the City of Romulus:
http://www.romulusgov.com/default.asp?_resolutionfile=templatespathdefault.asp&area_2=pages/news

3) Canadian Government Not Meeting Air-Safety Recommendations: Analysis
Link to Canwest News Service story:
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=e870e7fb-c168-4871-8ebb-d3f805810c00

CAMERAS

4) Audit Finds Flaws in Washington, DC Camera Contract Process
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/27/traffic-camera-contract-audit-reveals-errors/

OTHER

5) Sweeping Communication Crackdown Decreed at Transport Canada
Link to Canwest News Service story:
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=f793e22a-6cc7-4580-af67-f1f1a659124d

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

6) New Technology to Cut Freeway Congestion in Melbourne
Link to story in Transport & Logistics News:
http://tandlnews.com.au/2008/11/27/article/New-technology-to-cut-freeway-congestion/KSPKITSWWJ.html

7) Drowning in Panic
Commentary on the need for evacuation transportation planning and traffic management in Trinidad and Tobago following recent flooding disaster.
Link to commentary in Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday:
http://www.newsday.co.tt/businessday/0,90700.html


News Releases
1)
ALK Technologies Partners with Transplant GPS for RightWay GPS Navigator Solutions
2) Trend is Increasing for Truck Manufacturers to Address Eco-friendly Solutions


Upcoming Events
10th ITS Asia Pacific Forum & Exhibition – July 8-10 – Bangkok
http://its-ap2009.its-thailand.org/


Today in Transportation History
1983 **25th anniversary** - An Avianca Boeing 747 crashed while approaching Barajas Airport in Madrid, killing 181 people.
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19831127-0

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