Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 14, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Stronger Warnings on Batteries' Fire Danger Urged for Passengers
Link to Bloomberg story:

2) Avoiding Plane Crashes by Crunching Numbers
Link to story in The Washington Post: (free registration required)

3) European Defence Agency Predicts Certificated UAV Sense-and-Avoid System by 2015
Link to story in Flight International:

4) FAA Wants Alaska to Kick In for ADS-B
Link to story on the Aero-News Network:


5) State Officials Not Sold on New License Rules
Link to story on Stateline:

6) Warning! Speed Checked by Radar
Automated speed enforcement in France.
Link to story on the Transport Information Group:

7) Highway Safety, School Transportation, and Emergency Evacuation
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Crash Warning for Connected Cars
Link to story on ICT Results:

9) Three Electronic Toll Plazas to be Installed in Islamabad
Toll plazas will include automatic weighing bridges, control rooms. System will also maintain data of drivers’ photographs and vehicle registration system.
Link to story in The International News:


10) Closely Watched Trains
Train arrival signs on New York City subway line don’t provide accurate information.
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Schoolboy Hacks Into Lodz, Poland Tram System
Builds infrared device that changed switches and signals.
Link to story in The Telegraph:

12) Wi-Fi ‘Milestone’ for Glasgow Subway
Work will begin later this month to install a mobile and Wi-Fi network on city's subway system.
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport:

13) BART to Test Using Cell Phones as Tickets
Link to story in the San Francisco Business Times:


14) Heat is On for High-Polluting Cars
Colorado sending notices to owners of vehicles automatically identified as high-emitters.
Link to story in The Rocky Mountain News:

News Releases
QinetiQ's SPO Security System to Protect Travelers in the United States
2) TomTom and Vodafone Germany Sign Agreement to Bring Traffic Information
3) New Genesis is First Hyundai to Offer XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Service

Upcoming Events
National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities - Lifesavers 2008 Conference – April 13-15 – Portland, Oregon

Today in Transportation History
1983 **25th anniversary** - US President Ronald Reagan signed legislation transferring ownership of the Alaska Railroad to the State of Alaska.


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