Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, March 16, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) FAA’s New En Route System Almost Ready for Debut
Link to story in Aviation Week and Space Technology:
Link to FAA fact sheet on En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM):
2) In Arizona, Let the Driver Beware
Writer says he won’t be visiting Arizona soon after seeing temporary speed-zones set up with traffic cameras.
Link to commentary in The New York Times:
3) Expressway Tolls Likely to Confuse in Japan
Drivers concerned over complicated pricing structure of new system.
Link to story in The Yomiuri Shimbun:
4) Transparency for Stimulus Spending Remains a Work in Progress
Link to story in Government Executive:
5) San Francisco Bay Transportation Panel Supports Forcing Motorists to Report Mileage, Privacy Fears Aroused
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:
Link to California Assembly Bill 1135:
6) Convicted Massachusetts Drivers Kept Their Licenses
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
7) Amtrak Crash a Decade Ago Sparked Safety Progress
Link to story in The Daily Journal:
8) London Mayor Mulls ‘Intelligent’ Congestion Charge System for City
Link to story in the Guardian:
9) Spending Stimulus on Highway Signs Questioned
Link to story in the Connecticut Post:
10) Ohio DOT to Update Tractor Warning Signs
Link to story in The Plain Dealer:
Link to photo of old-style sign: https://www.gemplers.com/larger/131344
11) Who Got Dan Ryan Deals?
Illinois DOT provides some information following requests for list of contractors and sub-contractors.
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:
12) Risque Shop ‘Adopts’ Connecticut Highway
Link to AP story:
SAFETY / SECURITY
13) International Conference Steers Toward Traffic Safety
Link to story in the Edmonton Sun:
Link to additional information on Urban Traffic Safety Conference:
14) Anti-Terrorism Posters at UK Airport
Link to BBC News story:
15) Washington State Bus Agency Says ‘Enough’ on Bus Ads
Agency calls for a moratorium on public service advertisements following controversy on border patrol posters.
Link to story in the Peninsula Daily News:
Link to notice from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation:
Link to further information from the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee:
16) Toronto Subway Plans Could Signal the End of Line for Train Drivers
Link to story in the Toronto Star:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
17) US Transportation Security Administration Watching Fliers Far Beyond Metal Detectors
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:
Link to additional information on Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program:
18) Helping Cars ‘ Talk’ with One Another Goal of Connected Vehicle Proving Center in Ann Arbor
Link to story in The Ann Arbor News:
1) International Maritime Organization's Navigational Warning System Used to Advise of DPRK Satellite Launch
2) Citilog Announces Automatic Incident Detection (AID) Traffic Management Software Version 6 that Enhances Incident Detection, Trajectory Tracking and Video Quality
- Traffic Safety Center Director – University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
- Request for Proposals – Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Disseminating Traveler Information on Travel Time Reliability – Transportation Research Board
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Today in Transportation History
1926 – In Auburn, Massachusetts Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
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