Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Baltimore Contract Could Provide Live Traffic Feeds for Motorists
Link to story in The Examiner:


2) EU Might Tax Phones with GPS, TV
Link to Reuters story:


3) New Web Site Alerts Motorists to Wildlife on Idaho Roads
Link to story on KTVB-TV:
Link to site:

4) Proposing a National Pricing System: Delivering Transportation Sustainability Through ITS
Link to story in the NTOC Newsletter:

5) Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2008
Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:


6) New Web Site Will Monitor Private Aircraft Operators
Site will collect advance information on passengers on private planes who intend to enter the United States.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

7) NOAA Models Tsunami Warning System
Link to story in Government Computer News:
Link to news release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:


8) Telematics and Beyond: Maximizing the Value of an All-in-One In-Cab Solution
Link to white paper from Motorola:


9) Washington Metro Involvement with Google Transit Held Up by the Details
Agency says it’s willing to work with Google, but wants money for information.
Link to story in The Examiner:


10) Vermont Plan to Close Rest Areas Met with Angst
Link to AP story:

11) New Traffic Initiatives, Message Systems to Come Up in Bangalore
Link to story in The Times of India:

12) How to Tell DOT What Information You Want on Lighted Signs
Link to story and video report on WQAD-TV:


13) The Touch Screen is Dead (in Acuras), Long Live the Touch Screen (in Other Makes)
Link to story on Edmunds:

News Releases
Newark Liberty Airport to Test Cutting-Edge Satellite Navigation Technology to Help Reduce Delays
2) WBBM-TV Chicago Partners with Transit TV to Bring News, Sports and Weather to Suburban Chicago Pace Riders

Job Postings
- Budget and Policy Analyst – California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT) – Berkeley, California (job code 9327)

Upcoming Events
Growing Galileo 2009 Conference & Info Day – January 27-28 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History
**80th anniversary** - Van Nuys Airport opened as Metropolitan Airport.

**5th anniversary** - AirTrain JFK began service at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
(in a bit of blatant self-promotion, I’m the voice you’ll hear on AirTrain JFK)

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