Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 10, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Flying the Wi-Fi Skies
Airlines are testing the service, but what will travelers pay?
Link to column on MSNBC:


2) Ghana Tourist Board Warns Publishers of Unauthorized Maps
Link to story from JoyFM:


3) Does Railroad Crossing Enforcement Work?
Link to story and video on KMTV-TV:


4) Giving Lessons in Traffic Safety at Middle Schools
Link to story in The New York Times:


5) Ford Sync 3.0, Now with Internet
Link to column in The New York Times:

6) Telematics Security Can Protect High-Value Loads
Link to story on RoadTransport:


7) Gates and Smart Cards to Hike Security on Metro Vancouver Transit System
Link to CP story:

8) NYC Transit Sued Over ‘Secret Court’
Link to AP story:


9) Traffy for the Better Move
Soon commuters in Bangkok will be able to report traffic conditions real-time via Web site.
Link to story in The Nation:

News Releases
NJ Transit Provides Safety Lessons for High School Driver Education Classes
2) People Drive the Speed They’re Comfortable with on Gravel Roads Regardless of Speed Limit, Kansas State Researchers Say
3) KHTS Radio Launches Text Message Traffic Alerts

Job Postings
- Director of Customer Service – Pierce Transit – Tacoma, Washington
- Ridership Data Analyst – Metro – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Supervisory, General Engineer – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Mobile Location Services ’09 – May 12-13 – London

Friday Bonus
Here’s something that would brighten your rail commute.

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - Automobile designer Harley Earl died.

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