Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Regional Managers – Imago North America

Imago North America (formerly ADDCO) is hiring Regional Managers to help grow its Fixed Dynamic Message Sign Business in the USA. Experienced transportation sales & business development individuals should submit resumes to Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, professional global company. For more information on Imago, please visit


1) FAA Not Ready to Approve Wind Farm Off Cape Cod
Concern structures could provide radar interference.
Link to story in The Barnstable Patriot:

2) FAA to Airline Pilots: Turn Cell Phones Off
Link to story in Air Transport Intelligence:

3) Innovative Web Site Captured Air Crash’s Radio Traffic
Link to AP story:
Link to LiveATC:

4) Delta Sued for In-flight Wi-Fi Service
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

5) Opponents of O’Hare Expansion Unveil New Ad Campaign
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,56548.story
Link to news release from the Stop O’Hare Modernization Program:


6) Google Wins Street View Privacy Suit
Link to CNET News story:


7) ‘Kosher’ GPS Device Gets Official Launch
Link to story in The Jerusalem Post:


8) Hackers Break Into US Government Travel Web Site, Feed Users Attack Code
Link to story in Computerworld:


9) Body Scanners Replace Metal Detectors in Tryout at Tulsa Airport
Link to story in USA Today:

10) No Photo Ban in New York City Subways, Yet an Arrest
Link to column in The New York Times:

11) Orange County, California May be Successful Model for Interoperable Communications
Link to story in Emergency Management:


12) Los Angeles Public Transit Replaces Passes with New TAP Cards
Link to story on KCBS-TV:

13) New Signs Will Keep London, Ontario Transit Users Informed
Link to story in The Londoner:


14) Denver’s Latest Traffic Plan Depends on Getting You Out of Your Car
Link to story in Westword:

15) New Cell Phone Traffic Program in Louisville, Kentucky
Link to story in the Lexington Herald-Leader:
Link to news release from WHAS-TV:

News Releases
Calgary Transit Collaborates with Google to Give Users More Options in Trip Planning
2) New Cameras to Monitor Melbourne on the Move
3) Traffax Inc. Introduces a Unique Line of Data Collection Equipment

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Identifying Traveler Information Research Needs to Achieve All Roads-All Modes-All the Time – April 15-17 – Irvine, California

Today in Transportation History
1899 **110th anniversary** - The White Pass & Yukon Railway reached the summit of White Pass on the border of British Columbia and Alaska.

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