Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 19, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Aircell Gets FAA Approval for Wi-Fi System
Link to story in The Denver Post:
Link to news release from Aircell:


2) Oops! ‘Ferry Crash’ Unstitches Google Maps
Aerial photo appears to show boats crashing and another one sunk in Sydney.
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:


3) Ohio Turnpike Still a Hole in Regional Tolling
Link to AP story:


4) US Air Force Reviews Reliability of GPS Satellite Models
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


5) New Jersey Turnpike Wants to Roadblock ‘Exit’ Brew
Toll road asks brewery to halt marketing of beer.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Link to story in TOLLROADSnews:
Link to further information from Flying Fish Brewing Co.:


6) Public Rail Crashes Probe Ruled Out in UK
Link to Press Association story:


7) FOI: Fear of Information
Releasing information on airport staff names salaries is a security concern says city of Houston.
Link to commentary in the Houston Chronicle:
Link to story in Texas Watchdog:


8) First Amendment Implications for Transit Facilities: Speech, Advertising, and Loitering
Link to further information from the Transportation Research Board:


9) Second i-Travel Workshop Held
Link to further information from ERTICO-ITS Europe:


10) Feds Roll Out Consumer-Friendly Tire Label Rules
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

News Releases
New York State Announces Free Statewide 511 Travel Information Phone Service
2) Number of States Banning Texting While Driving Doubles in ‘09

Upcoming Events
TISP Summer Forum: Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency Through a Planned Investment Strategy – July 29 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus
If you won’t slow down in a work zone, perhaps this will encourage you to take your foot off the gas.

Today in Transportation History
1934 **75th anniversary** - The Communications Act of 1934 became law. The act created the Federal Communications Commission.

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