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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 12, 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 21st Century, such as transforming our Transportation Systems into Serious Economic Growth Generators. The book is available on Amazon and from the publisher, the Hudson Institute.


1) Newark Airport Radio System Down During Crash Land

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2) ADS-B Goes Live in the Gulf of Mexico

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3) EZ Tag Airport Parking May End in Houston

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4) January Edition of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter

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5) Federal Railroad Administration Issues Rule on Train Control Systems

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6) Amtrak Adding Free Wi-Fi on Acela Express Trains

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7) Body Scanners Can Store, Send Images, Group Says

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8) Newark Airport’s Security Cameras Draw Fire

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9) New Group Will Fight Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

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10) Public Safety Officials Seek Additional Spectrum for First Responders

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11) Springfield, Missouri’s New Transportation Management Center Breaks Ground

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12) Philippine Supreme Court Stops RFID Project

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Today in Transportation History

2005 **5th anniversary** - Deep Impact was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Its mission was to impact Comet Tempel 1 in July 2005.


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