Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 23, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bird-Detecting Radar to be Installed at Three New York City Area Airports
Link to Bloomberg News story:

2) FAA Off High-Risk List, but Most Others Remain
Link to story on NextGov:
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


3) Transport Bureau Plans to Adopt Korean Bus System in Macau
GPS and illegal parking monitoring system first to be tested.
Link to story in the Macau Daily Times:


4) Visually Impaired on Right Path with GPS
Link to story and video in the Houston Chronicle:


5) Call for Action Plan for Intelligent Transport Systems and Services in Ireland
Link to story in the Mayo Advertiser:

6) Rhode Island DOT Twitters, Blogs and More
Link to story in Government Technology:


7) Hacking Programmable Road Signs
Link to CNET News story:
Link to information on I-Hacked:


8) US Department of Homeland Security to ‘Rethink’ License Mandate
Link to story in USA Today:

9) Text Messages Could be Used to Stop Stolen Cars
Link to story in the Telegraph:


10) Telematics Takes Hold in Agriculture
Link to story in Farmers Weekly:

News Releases
Toyota Motor Europe Launches aim: zero emissions Blog to Share Its Environmental Initiatives

Job Posting
- Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-13 / 14 – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
Communication Applications for the Transport Environment Workshop – February 11 – Durban, South Africa

Friday Bonus
No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else

Today in Transportation History
1949 **60th anniversary** - Fire destroyed the car barns of the Regina Municipal Railway, crippling transit service in the city.

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