Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 2, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Honolulu Airport Communications Glitch Delays Flights
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

2) Federal Aviation Administration Constructing New ‘Nerve Center’
Link to story in Aviation International News:
Link to additional information from the FAA:

3) LAX on the Web
Upgrading has been in progress for a year, incorporating many Web 2.0 techniques.
Link to video report from Government Technology TV:
Link to Los Angeles World Airports Web site:


4) Was Houston Red-Light Camera Study Flawed?
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:
Link to report:


5) GLONASS Grows Back
Link to story on Strategy Page:
Link to additional information on GLONASS from the Russian Space Agency:

6) Hopes for 1 Million Sat-Nav Users in Istanbul
Link to story in Hürriyet:
Link to additional information on CepTrafik: (in Turkish)

7) GPS Goes Green
Link to story in Consumer Reports:


8) Snap, Map, Chat and Hyperlink?
Europe’s MOBVIS project has developed a system that can attach hyperlinks to real-world urban features.
Link to story on ICT Results:
Link to additional information on MOBVIS:


9) Foreigners Lukewarm to New South Korea Road Signboards
Link to story in The Korea Times:


10) After Six Months, Washington State Drivers Ignoring Cell Phone Ban
Link to story in The Seattle Times:


11) Hughes Telematics to Create a la Carte Car Tech Features, Standardize Connections
Link to blog on Edmunds:

News Releases
China TransInfo Technology Signs Taxi Media Placement Agreement in Dalian

Upcoming Events
The Work Truck Show – March 4-6 – Chicago

Friday Bonus
Maybe hitchhiking would be a better choice.

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the Moon, was launched by the Soviet Union.

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