Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 22, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Mobile Boarding Passes Herald Cell Phone Self-Service for Travel
Link to story in Self Service World:


2) Taliban Demands End to Music, Video on Pakistan Buses
Link to AP story:

3) Atheists Bus Ads ‘Not Breaking Code’
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release from the Advertising Standards Authority:


4) Arizona House Panel OKs Ban on Highway Speed Cameras
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


5) E-Tolls on Track in South Africa
Link to story on ITWeb:

6) Drivers Get Fast Lane Devices for Free in Massachusetts, but Monthly Fee Applies
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


7) Oscar Nominations: How Did Airline and Travel Flicks Fare?
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:


8) Kansas DOT Begins Online Forum
Link to story in the Wichita Business Journal:
Link to KTOC:


9) Dallas Replacing 300,000 Street Signs
Link to story and video on WFAA-TV:

10) Road Signs to Ease City Navigation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Link to story in Capital:


11) Better Strategy Could have Defused BART Furor, PR Experts Say
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:

12) There’s No Sidetracking Persuasive Transit Chief
New director of California’s North County Transit District sees technology as improving transit’s value.
Link to column in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

News Releases
EU Transport Committee Discusses Pros and Cons of ‘Intelligent Transport Systems’
2) Air Traffic Control Modernization No Longer on GAO High Risk List
3) AT&T Business Solutions and WebTech Wireless Help Largest US Ports Curb Air Pollution with Wireless Vehicle Tracking
4) Delphi to Provide Communications Link for Caterpillar
5) Roadway Safety Award Applicants Sought

Job Postings
- Safe Routes to School Project Coordinator and Instructor - Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District – Port Chester, New York

Upcoming Events
ACI-NA Public Safety & Security Spring Conference – March 15-18 – San Diego

Today in Transportation History
1979 **30th anniversary** - Public sector workers in the UK, including airport staff, took part in a work stoppage.

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