Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 6, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US DOT Sees Future with Vehicle Integration, Hydrogen Fuel
Link to story in Government Computer News:

2) JetBlue, Yahoo, RIM Plan to Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to Reuters story:,-Yahoo,-RIM-plan-free-in-flight-Wi-Fi/2110-7351_3-6221773.html

3) Gauteng, South Africa Beefs Up Road Security
Province is pursuing the implementation of an integrated safety and security system as one of a number of intelligent transport systems.
Link to story on ITWeb:

4) Task Force on New York Flight Delays Issues Report
Technology upgrades and better customer information among recommendations.
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to news release from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:

5) Airport Face-Lifts Smooth Out Wrinkles for Fliers
Link to story in USA Today:

6) Wayfinding at Disney
Techniques used at theme parks can be applied to transportation facilities.
Link to story on MousePlanet:

7) Sacramento Police Seek a New Eye in the Sky
But the city's plan to conduct surveillance with drones stirs some privacy concerns.
Link to story in The Sacramento Bee: (free registration required)

8) December Issue of ITS Virginia Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

9) Federal Transit Administration Office of Safety and Security Fiscal Year 2008 Action PlanLink to further details:

News Releases

Reagan National and Dulles Announce Wi-Fi Availability
2) IRD to Acquire 50% Interest in Leading Chinese Intelligent Transportation Systems Company
3) NFC and the Promise of Virtual Contactless Cards: ABI Research Explains
4) Portable Navigation Device Owners Have High Levels of Satisfaction, Despite Experiencing Problems

Job Posting
- Train Control & SCADA Program Manager – ARINC Incorporated – Marina del Rey, California

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Lessons Learned Implementing Multi-Jurisdictional Transit Signal Priority Systems – January 22

Today in Transportation History
1917 **90th anniversary** - A French cargo ship, fully-loaded with munitions, explodes after colliding with another ship in Halifax Harbor.


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