Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 7, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Unspeakable Truths: Is Transforming Transportation A Key To Solving America's Economic Crisis?

In his fourth book in four years, Professor Joseph M. Giglio argues that our thinking about Transforming Transportation in America must evolve to reflect how the Financial Meltdown and Economic Crisis have changed our world.

To help understand why, his book begins by reviewing how the Current Economic Crisis came about and what impact it's likely to have on life in America. He provides clear, detailed explanations of the Great Financial Meltdown of 2008, the whys and wherefores of subjects like Oil Price Volatility, the Crazy World of Financial Derivatives, and the Housing and Mortgage Mess. Plus the down-and-dirty realities of Markets in the 21st Century. Finally, he explores some of the things we'll have to do to Make It Big in the much changed world of the 21stCentury, such as transforming our Transportation Systems into Serious Economic Growth Generators. The book is available from the publisher, the Hudson Institute and Amazon.


1) Unmarked Power Line Probed in California Copter Crash

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2) California High Court Hears Case Involving Hare Krishna Push to Solicit Donations at Airport

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,3340483.story

3) Applying Intelligent Transportation Systems to Improve Airport Traveler Access Information

Link to survey from the Transportation Research Board:


4) EU Awards Galileo Satellite Navigation Contracts

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Link to news release from the European Commission:


5) Social Media Provides New Ways for Agencies to Listen

Link to article in Government Computer News:


6) Obama Wants Quicker Handling of Threats

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7) Technical Woes Delay Video Release Showing Security Breach at Newark Airport

Link to AP article:

8) Israel’s Airport Security, Object of Envy, is Hard to Emulate in US

Link to article in The Jewish Daily Forward:

9) Montgomery County, Texas Posting Names of DWI Suspects on Twitter

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


10) Boston’s MBTA to Introduce Real-Time Commuter Rail Info, Expand Wi-Fi

Link to article in TheTransitWire:

11) Korean Provincial Government Feels Wrath of iPhone Users

Backs-off ban of bus-tracking program.

Link to article in The Korea Times:


12) Ford Unveils the Future at CES

Link to article on TheStreet:

13) Carmakers Seek More Connectivity

Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:

News Releases

1) Ford Motor Company Expands Collaboration with Inrix on Traffic and Routing

2) Green Telematics - A Simple Solution to Lowering Emissions and Enhancing Fuel Efficiency in Europe and North America, Says Frost & Sullivan

3) Mainstream Automakers Announce Accelerated Adoption of HD Radio Technology at 2010 CES

4) Ford Introduces Signature Interior Experience: MyFord Touch Driver Connect Technology

5) Vehicular Connectivity Merges with the Information Superhighway

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webinar: Objectives-Driven, Performance-Based Planning for Operations - A New Resource – January 25

Workshop on ‘Advancing Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) and Active Traffic Management – January 10 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** - The first successful test launch of a Polaris missile was conducted at Cape Canaveral, Florida.


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