Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 18, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Traffic Camera Ban Fails in Louisiana
Link to story on WAFB-TV:

2) Seventeen Cameras to Monitor Shanghai Taxi Drivers
Link to story in the Shanghai Daily:


3) GPS Upgrade Behind Schedule and Over Budget
Link to CNET News story:


4) Rest Stop Hellos Get a Goodbye from South Dakota
Nonprofit groups no longer can host events at interstate rest stops after officials with the state DOT decided they are too much hassle.
Link to story in the Argus Leader:

5) Experimental Safety Sign Going Up on Wisconsin Highway
Link to story from KUWS Radio:

6) Technology Could Stop Speeding and Crashes
Link to story in The Sunday Times:


7) TSA Improves Program to Check Airline Passengers Against Terrorist List
Link to story on Nextgov:

8) Tennessee Enacts Texting-Behind-the-Wheel Law
Link to story in The Tennessean:

9) Indiana Teens Ready to Mute the Ban on Driving with Cell Phones
Link to story in The Indianapolis Star:


10) Former Dash Executive Raised $3 Million for Driver-Centric iPhone App
Link to story in GPS Business News:$3M-for-driver-centric-iPhone-App_a1523.html

News Releases
Automakers Strive to Add Content Without Clutter

Upcoming Events
Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium 2009 – August 20-21 – Ames, Iowa

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - Apollo 10 was launched.

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