Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Los Angeles International Airport Wants Paparazzi Out of Focus
Link to story in the Daily Breeze:


2) Coverage of the ITS World Congress in New York City
Link to story and video report on Fox News:,2933,454190,00.html
Link to story from CNET News:
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:


3) Cost to Park in San Francisco Could be Set by Demand
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:


4) Transportation Planners in Kansas Use Online Questionnaire to Identify How to Better Involve Public
Link to story in the Lawrence Journal-World & News:


5) Report Says Lack to Road Markings, Signs Cause Accidents, Traffic Jams in Lahore, Pakistan
Link to story in The Nation:

6) Atlantic City Expressway Going Cashless by End of 2010
Link to story in The Press of Atlantic City:


7) New IDs to Speed Border Crossings
Link to story in The Seattle Times:


8) NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet
Link to story in Government Technology:


9) Just Charge It: Chicago Transit Authority to Offer More Ways to Pay with Plastic
All-in-one 'smart' credit/debit cards could be used for more than commuting.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,667032.story


10) Nebraska Traffic Control Center to Detect Trouble Spots
Link to story in the Omaha World-Herald:

11) New Publications from US DOT
- Traffic Control Systems Handbook
- Work Zone Process Review Toolbox


12) Ford Builds in Telematics to Vans, Pickups
Link to story on silicon:,3800011842,39345607,00.htm?r=1

13) The Future of Truck Technology
Link to story in FleetOwner:

News Releases
SafeTrip-21 Brings Innovative Technologies to Improve Safety and Mobility to the East Coast - US DOT Announces Partnership with I-95 Corridor Coalition
2) HD Radio is Standard for 2009 Volvo Cars
3) New Patents Issued to Protect Wavetronix SmartSensor HD
4) NTSB Acting Chairman Emphasizes Need for Safety Focus in Intelligent Transportation Systems Research and Product Development
5) Community Transit Creates Facebook Profile
6) Kapsch Launches Next Generation MNCU R1551 for Transportation Infrastructure
7) Kapsch Launches 5.9 GHz DSRC Module for On-Board Communications Systems
8) Tele Atlas Transforms the Navigation User Experience with New Speed Profiles Product

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Today in Transportation History
1493 **515th anniversary** - Christopher Columbus steps ashore on Puerto Rico for the first time.

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