Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 19, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Storm Brewing Between FAA and Weather Service
Bush Administration wants to consolidate forecasters to two regional centers.
Link to column in The Washington Post:

2) Awareness in the Air
Rapid position updates for controllers and pilots.
Link to story in GPS World:


3) Japanese Group Asks Google to Stop Map Service
Say street-level images violate privacy rights.
Link to Reuters story:


4) ITS Croatia Holds Forum on ITS Security and Safety Applications
Link to story from ERTICO-ITS Europe:

5) US Department of Homeland Security to Expand US-VISIT Biometric Collection
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


6) Nova Scotia Told to Improve Snow Removal, Snow Response on Notorious Highway
Report recommendations include improved traveler information.
Link to Canadian Press story:

7) Floating Car Data Launched in Beijing
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


8) Hyundai-Kai, Microsoft Join for In-Vehicle Electronics
Link to story from Automotive News:

News Releases
Top Transportation Officials, Technology Leaders Call for ‘Intelligent’ Infrastructure Investment in Economic Stimulus

Upcoming Events
2009 National Conference on Transportation Operations for Planned and Unplanned Events – March 25-26 – Phoenix, Arizona

Friday Bonus
Imagine living on some of these streets.

Today in Transportation History
1903 **105th anniversary** - The Williamsburg Bridge opened.

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