Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Lessons from Flight 1549
Preflight safety briefing takes on new importance.
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) US Airways Crash Offers a Different Kind of Public Relations Challenge
Link to blog in The Dallas Morning News:


3) All Aboard Ireland’s First Wi-Fi Buses
Link to story on SiliconRepublic:


4) 50 Cameras to Ease Jams in Oxford, England
Cameras will use plate-recognition technology to determine traffic speeds and provide information to motorists.
Link to story in the Oxford Mail:


5) New Zealand’s First Electronic Toll Road to Open this Weekend
Link to story on 3News:


6) GPS is a No-No for Drivers in North Korea
Link to story on WorldTribune:


7) UK Transport Center to Set Up Lab at Qatar Science and Technology Park
Link to story in The Peninsula:

8) Investment Opportunities for Managing Transportation Performance through Technology
Link to white paper from US DOT:

9) Transportation Engineering Professionals Facebook Page Created
Link to page:

- Request for Proposals – Technology Assessment Test of Advanced Vehicle Occupancy Enforcement Applications – San Diego Association of Governments

Upcoming Events
APTA Marketing and Communications Workshop – February 22-25 – San Francisco

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - Runaway freighters on the Buffalo River destroyed a bridge and caused a flood in Buffalo, New York.

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