Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 10, 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 on Amazon and from the publisher, the Hudson Institute.


1) Free Airport Wi-Fi Takes Off

Link to column in USA Today:


2) Kansas House Member Frustrated by Lack of Tourism, Business Promotion on Highways

Link to article from the Topeka Capital-Journal:


3) US Request for Foreign Fliers’ Data Meets Resistance

Link to article in USA Today:

4) Where’s that Snow Plow? Creepy Google Buzz Geo-tags Could Become a Public Safety Tool

Link to ZDNet blog:


5) Airtrain Offering Free Countdown Monitors to Brisbane Businesses

Link to article on AirRail News:

6) Atlanta’s Yellow Line has Some Asians Seeing Red

Link to Fox News story:,2933,585412,00.html

7) Digital Chirps in Subway Tunnels

New York MTA moves aggressively into social media.

Link to article in The New York Times:


8) State Center Monitors Roads Across Kentucky

Link to story and video on WLKY-TV:

9) Five Questions About New Hampshire Traffic Tweets

Link to interview in the Concord Monitor:

News Releases

1) Human Factors and Safety Culture Should be Put at the Heart of the Air Traffic Management System

2) What Does the Electronic Future Look Like for Automakers?

3) Cell Phone Bans While Driving Have More Impact in Dense, Urban Areas

4) TMC’s New Social Media Site has Supply Chain Executives Talking – to Each Other

Job Postings

- Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist – Maricopa County DOT – Phoenix, Arizona

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webinar: Objectives-Driven, Performance-Based Planning for Operations - A New Resource – February 23

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** - The Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electric locomotives began revenue service.


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