Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 24, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport Fast-Pass Moves SlowlyClear, which lets screened travelers skip long security lines, epitomizes the pitfalls of developing technology for Homeland Security agencies.
Link to story in BusinessWeek:

2) Rivals Learn from Boeing’s ‘Connexion’
Link to AP story:
Link to Aircell:
Link to further information on BetaBlue:,/?St=78,E=0000000000021549853,K=7947,Sxi=4,Case=obj(385421)

3) US Airways, Other Carriers Race to Upgrade In-Flight Entertainment
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

4) Newark Airport Screeners Create System to Track Lost Items
Link to AP story:,0,4503764.story

5) Philadelphia Area Commuters Can Tap Into Traffic Cameras
Link to story in the Bucks County Courier Times:
Link to PennDOT cameras:
Link to Pennsylvania Turnpike cameras:

6) Indian Air Force Buys Advanced Radars to Improve Coastal Surveillance
Link to NDTV story:

7) Chicago Transit Authority to Replace Old Rail Station Signs with Uniform System, Boost Updates
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,1,1861794.column

8) Cameras Show Interstate Road Conditions in South Dakota
Link to story in the Argus Leader:
Link to South Dakota DOT traffic cameras:

9) Fare Game
It's a war of words, as Los Angeles’ DASH buses stop accepting Metro passes on January 1.
Link to story in Los Angeles Downtown News:
Link to notice from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation:

10) New Vehicle Technologies May Help Older Drivers
Link to story in Public Roads:

11) A Tiny Brain for Your Tire
Link to story in The New York Times:

12) Calgary Area Speed Trap Map Offered Online
Link to story in the Calgary Herald:
Link to map: (free registration required)

13) BMW Launches Site that Welcomes Consumer Input
Site will also be linked to BMW Assist, an in-vehicle telematics and assistance program.
Link to story in Marketing Daily:
Link to news release from BMW of North America:

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