Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 11, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilots: Cockpit Recordings from Crashes Should Not be Public Entertainment
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations:


2) Google Doubles Street View Coverage in US
Link to CNET News story:
Link to blog notice from Google:


3) New Signs to Protect Port of Charleston
Link to story and video report on WCSC-TV:


4) Montgomery County, Maryland Schools Discontinue BusRadio Service
Link to story in The Washington Post:

5) Columbus Electronic Freight Management Evaluation Final Report
Link to report from US DOT:


6) Get a Queue: Beijing Riders Reminded to Wait Their Turn on Transport
Link to Xinhua story:


7) Technology May Help Police Halt Hot Pursuits
Link to story in USA Today:

8) Laptop Searches at US Border Might Get Restricted
Link to AP story:


9) Crash Thrusts Metrolink Chief Into the Unwelcome Limelight
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,5351118.story

10) More English Services for South Korea Transportation System
Link to story in The Korea Times:

11) San Francisco Muni Steps Up Tests of Regional Fare Card
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:


12) Managing Haj Traffic is a Challenge, Say Top Saudi Officials
Link to story in the Saudi Gazette:

News Releases
Washington State DOT Offers New Tools for Road and Pass Condition Reports
2) Car Key Jams Teen Drivers’ Cell Phones
3) Iteris Selected to Provide Transportation Design and Operations Training for the National Highway Institute
4) Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Splitview Command Display for the S-Class
5) Constance Sorrell and Michael Huerta to Serve as Co-Chairs of ITS America's 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition
6) GM is Recognized for Leading Technology Innovation
7) US Transportation Secretary Announces Los Angeles Can Start Spending $210 Million to Cut Traffic, Improve Transit and Protect the Environment

Job Postings
- Light Rail Signal Construction Program Manager – Booz Allen Hamilton – Los Angeles, California
- Vanpool Coordinator – Intercity Transit – Olympia, Washington

Upcoming Events
Webinar: The Canadian Walkability Roadshow – February 3

Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - A Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashed approaching an airport in Surat Thani, Thailand.

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