Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Jenamani: The Man Who Demystified Delhi Fog
Link to story in The Indian Express:
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/jenamani-the-man-who-demystified-delhi-fog/404413/

CAMERAS

2) Arizona Department of Public Safety Touts Safety Facets of Cameras
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2008/12/30/20081230speedcameras1230.html
Link to news release from Arizona DPS:
http://www.azdps.gov/news/pdf/2008/photo_enforcement_12.29.08.pdf

3) Study: Wrecks Increase at Houston Red-Light Camera Sites
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6185795.html
Link to news release from the City of Houston:
http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/20081229.html
Link to report:
http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/documents/redlightcameras20081229.pdf

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Better GPS Mapping to Prevent Truck Smashes
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/12/30/2456619.htm?site=science&topic=latest

MARITIME

5) Indian Government Plans Low-Cost Satellite to Watch Country’s Coastline
Link to story in the Business Standard:
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/govt-plans-low-cost-satellite-to-watch-indias-coastline/13/41/51979/on

6) US Navy, Environmentalists Settle Sonar Lawsuit
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/environment/2008-12-27-sonar-lawsuit_N.htm
Link to news release from the US Navy:
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=41605
Link to news release from the National Resources Defense Council:
http://www.nrdc.org/media/2008/081228.asp

OTHER

7) Man Charged After Motorcycle Speeding Video Posted on YouTube
Link to story in The Courier-Mail:
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24857666-953,00.html

ROADWAYS

8) LED Traffic Signal Monitoring, Maintenance, and Replacement Issues
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9859

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) New Focus on Behavior as Airport Security Evolves
Link to commentary in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/business/30road.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

VEHICLES

10) Calls for ‘Speed-Limiting’ Cars in UK
Link to BBC News story and video:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7803997.stm
Link to news release from IAM:
http://www.iam.org.uk/pressroom/newsarchive/Lethal+rural+roads+need+Intelligent+Speed+Adaption+treatment+first+says+IAM.htm

11) Ford Hopes Self-Parking Vehicles Boost Curb Appeal
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123059446215040911.html
Link to news release from Ford:
http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=29625


News Releases
1)
Transportation Security Administration Completes Background Checks on Over 1 Million Truckers
2) Sat-Nav is Favorite for In-Car Device for More than Half of AA Members
3) MARAD Creates Web Site with Information on Piracy Near Horn of Africa


Upcoming Events
Transportation Research Board Annual Ports, Waterways, Freight, and International Trade Conference – May 4-6 – Irvine, California
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9749


Today in Transportation History
1953 **55th anniversary** - The Milford-Montague Toll Bridge over the Delaware River opened. The bridge connects New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
http://www.drjtbc.org/default.aspx?pageid=72

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