Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 19, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Transportation Experts Ponder Future
Illinois DOT believes one part of the solution to congestion is state-of-the-art ability to communicate vital information on travel conditions to motorists.
Link to Medill News Service story:

2) Airlines Set to Trial In-Flight Mobile
Air France's trial for passengers to send e-mails and text messages during flights will start in July, with calling to come later. BMI and Ryanair may follow.
Link to story in BusinessWeek:

3) New York: Education, Engineering Required to Close the Train ‘Gap’
Safety board tells MTA an awareness campaign is needed to reduce danger of gap between trains and platforms.
Link to AP story:,0,4429105.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

News Releases

1) Chinese Market for Commercial Telematics to Exceed $300 Million by the End of 2007

2) FCC to Host Summit on Spectrum Policy and Management: Building Interoperable Public Safety Communications

- Request for Proposals – Guide to Effective Communication Technology for Paratransit Service

Upcoming Events
The 3RD Institution of Engineering and Technology Conference on Automotive Electronics Conference 2007 – June 28-29 – Coventry, UK

Today in Transportation History
1955 – Volkswagen of America was established in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.


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