Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 18, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport Thermal Scanners to Protect Against Pandemics
Australian health department says special scanners used to detect fevers will be sent to all Australian international airports if a pandemic threat arises.
Link to story from Australian Broadcasting Corporation News:

2) Long Island’s MacArthur Airport to Lose Flight Departure System
Link to story in Newsday:,0,1950054.story


3) China-Made Satellite Navigation System Monitors Dangerous Chemical Transport
Link to Xinhua story:


4) Non-Stop Growth Helps Traffic Company Accelerate
American Traffic Solutions benefits from increased popularity of photo-enforcement.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

5) Driving Entertainment Systems
How suppression filters can block ambient noise at high frequencies.
Link to story in CIE:


6) Monitors Can Predict Black Ice
Link to story and video report on News 14 Carolina:

7) Arizona Governments Partner on Intelligent Transportation System
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


8) Police Testing Siren that Drivers Can’t Ignore
Link to video report on KTUL-TV:

9) US Department of Homeland Security to Replace 'Duplicative' Anti-Terrorism Data Network
Link to story in The Washington Post: (free registration required)

10) Signs Warn New York State Drivers of Sparse Cell Service
Link to story and video report on Capital News 9:


11) Newly Revised Operations Performance Measurement Program Web Site from Federal Highway Administration
Link to further information:

News Releases
SITA Announces Creation of SITA Lab - A World Class R&D Facility for Aviation Technology Research
2) New and Improved: ITS/Operations Resource Guide from US DOT
3) Is iPhone Wi-Fi Location Better than GPS? Yes or No

Upcoming Events
The Commercial Vehicle Show ’08 – April 15-17 – Birmingham, UK

- Call for Papers – ITS Canada 2008 Annual Conference and General Meeting

Friday Bonus
Air traffic controllers say the latest FAA training is insufficient. Budget cuts lead to scaled-back program as revealed in this smuggled video.

Today in Transportation History
1778 **230th anniversary** - An expedition led by Captain James Cook, brings the first Europeans to the Hawaiian Islands.


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