Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 1, 1909 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) O’Hare: Computer Kiosks Replace Laid-Off Greeters
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2064096.story
Link to news release from the Chicago Office of Tourism:

2) Aviation English Training Set to Boom in China
Link to story in the China Daily:
Link to additional information from Edgewater College:

3) Panasonic Bringing Live TV to Intercontinental Flights
Link to IDG News Service story:
Link to news release from Panasonic Avionics:

4) For the Birds: Federal Aviation Administration Stonewalling Safety Data
Link to editorial in the Daily News:


5) Red-Light Camera Ban Backed by Montana Senate
Link to story in the Billings Gazette:


6) Indian Defense Minister for Plugging Gaps in Coastal Security
Link to story in The Times of India:


7) Work Zone Safety ‘Road Rally’ in Kentucky Highlights Need for Safety on Roads
Link to story on WOWK-TV:


8) Dual Metric-Mile Signs Will be in Place on Arizona Interstate for Two Years
Link to story in the Green Valley News and Sun:

9) New Wireless System Reduces Paperwork, Maintains High Levels of Service for Bay Area Freeway Patrol
Link to story in On Patrol:


10) Surveillance Towers Planned for Detroit, Buffalo
Will be used to monitor water traffic between US and Canada.
Link to AP story:

11) New York City Police Move to Cloak Midtown with Camera License Plate Readers, and Radiation and Bio Scanners
Link to story in the Daily News:

12) Cyprus Pondering UK-Style Surveillance
Link to story in the Cyprus Mail:


13) All Clear – A Traffic Solution for Gauteng
Link to story on Shine 2010:


14) The Black Box that Tracks Every Mile You Drive and Will Make Speed Cameras Obsolete
Link to story in the Daily Mail:

News Releases
ITS Georgia Publishes Annual Report
2) New Web-Based Interactive Course from CITE and FHWA – Improving Highway Safety with ITS
3) Better Traffic Management for the Confederation Bridge
4) Navteq Broadens Dynamic Real-Time Data Resources for Developers at Navteq Network for Developers
5) Operation Lifesaver Offers Six Tips for Safe Biking Near Train Tracks

Job Postings
- Operations Research Analysts – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts (GS-1515-12) (GS-1515-13)

Upcoming Events
ACI-NA Marketing & Communications Conference – May 31-June 3 – Montréal

Today in Transportation History
1924 **85th anniversary** - The Royal Canadian Air Force was created.

The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.
To subscribe send an e-mail to:
To unsubscribe send an e-mail to:
TCN archives:

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at
© 2009 Bernie Wagenblast

No comments: