Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 29, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Electronic Toll Collection System to be Introduced in Indonesia in January 2009
Link to Antara story:


2) Royal Navy Goes with ‘Windows for Subs’
Link to CNET News story:


3) BP Offers Free Wi-Fi to Fuel Interest in Gas Stations
Link to blog in USA Today:

4) Internet Access Turns School Buses Into Rolling Classrooms
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


5) Michigan Law on Rearview-Mirror Baubles Struck Down by Federal Court
Link to AP story:

6) Can You Find Me Now?
Cell phones hard for 911 to trace.
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:

7) Australian Police Target YouTube Speed Hoon
Motorcyclist posts videos of high-speed travels.
Link to story in The Canberra Times:


8) Utah Transit Authority ‘Tapping’ Into High-Tech Fare Collection
Link to story in the Deseret News:,5143,705273709,00.html

9) Signs to be Installed at 86 DC Metro Stations
Link to story in Metro:


10) Stage Set for New-Age Traffic System in Delhi
Link to story in The Indian Express:

11) Nerve Center Keeps Hernando County, Florida Traffic Flowing
Link to story in the St. Petersburg Times:

12) GPS + Web = Drive – Traffic
A combination of overhead signs and mobile Internet traffic information help columnist avoid holiday delays.
Link to column in The Washington Post:

13) Experimenting with Twitter: How Newsrooms Are Using It to Reach More Users
Several newspapers are using the service to provide traffic updates.
Link to story on Poynter Online:

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Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - A huge wave hit yachts during the Sydney to Hobart race. Six people died.

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