Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 18, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) House Passes Rail Safety Bill by Wide Margin
Measure would foster the implementation of positive train control by 2014
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:

2) Airlines Seek Unified Air Traffic System for Europe
Link to Bloomberg story:

3) US Air Force Launches Improved GPS II Satellite
Link to story in the Air Force Times:
Link to news release from the United States Air Force:

4) US Department of Homeland Security to Issue Plan for US-VISIT Exit Program by January
Piece of the exit program will require airlines to collect biometric data of visitors leaving the country when they check-in at the airport.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

5) How Ballparks are Easing Traffic Tie-Ups
Link to story on TheStreet:

6) TransLink Lets You Plan Vancouver, British Columbia Travel Online
Link to story in The Tri-City News:
Link to iMove:

7) Ohio Experiment Will Take Snowplows High-Tech
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:

8) Safety Improves on Montana’s Beartooth Pass as Emergency Phone Installed
Link to story in the Billings Gazette:

9) Oregon DOT Turns to Oregon State University for Traffic Management System
Link to story in the Portland Business Journal:

10) Navigating with Feedback from Fellow Drivers
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Microsoft Joins Free 411 Scene
Weather and traffic reports among options.
Link to story on BetaNews:

News Releases

1) Clarkson University Researchers Develop Wireless Bridge Sensors Without Batteries

Upcoming Events
ITS Belgium Congress 2007 – October 24 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History
1967 **40th anniversary** - Soviet spaceship Venera 4, penetrates Venus’ atmosphere and sends data on gases making up the cloud cover for the first time.


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