Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 3, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Autism Guide for Airport Travel Produced by Manchester Airport
Link to BBC News story:


2) Speed Camera Bill Brought Back to Life in Maryland, OKd
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,1538423.story

3) Police Given Access to CCTV Cameras Across Western Australia
Link to story on Australia.TO:


4) Sun has Fewest Sunspots Since 1913, Better GPS
Link to AP story:

5) Village Mob in UK Thwarts Google Street View Car
Link to story in The Times:


6) US Coast Guard Softens TWIC Rules at Five Ports
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

7) US Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Begins Blog
Link to blog:


8) US Senators Disappointed with Stimulus Tracking Site
Link to story in Government Executive:
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9) Train Crossing Cameras OKd Statewide in Illinois
Link to story in the Daily Herald:


10) Traffic Sensors to Catch Carbon Emissions
Link to Greentech Media story:
Link to news release from IBM:


11) Unused 700 MHz Spectrum Should Go to Public Safety
Verizon Communications CEO suggests state and local public safety agencies could work with local network providers to create the robust interoperable system.
Link to story in InformationWeek:


12) Illinois’ RTA Aims for One Fare Card for All Transit
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,5141785.story

News Releases
Bus Cameras Enhance Service Planning for Everett Transit
2) Maryland Transit Administration to Improve Customer Information Systems at Rail Stations

Upcoming Events
Community Transportation Association of America Expo 2009 – May 31-June 5 – Providence, Rhode Island

Friday Bonus
Here’s one way to keep the passengers’ attention during the safety announcement.

Today in Transportation History
1929 **80th anniversary** - The RMS Queen Mary was ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering in Scotland.

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