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:
GPS / NAVIGATION
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.: http://www.exitseries.com/
6) Public Rail Crashes Probe Ruled Out in UK
Link to Press Association story:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
1) New York State Announces Free Statewide 511 Travel Information Phone Service
2) Number of States Banning Texting While Driving Doubles in ‘09
TISP Summer Forum: Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency Through a Planned Investment Strategy – July 29 – Washington, DC
If you won’t slow down in a work zone, perhaps this will encourage you to take your foot off the gas.http://www.howwedrive.com/2009/06/09/the-next-great-idea-in-work-zone-safety-engineering/
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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