Monday, January 21, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 21, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Airports to Inspect ID Cards with Black Lights
Link to story in USA Today:

2) Standards Babel Clouds Mobile TV Picture
Link to story in Inflight:

3) An Airport Hopes to Tap Into the Disney Magic
Miami International and other firms with tough customer relations take lessons from the 'happiest place on Earth.'
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,7995337.story?coll=la-home-center


4) Technology May Wipe Business Company Off the Map
Michigan company which sells printed maps is closing its doors.
Link to Gannett News Service story:
Link to Metro Graphic Arts:

5) 21st-Century Cartographers in High Demand
Link to story from The Wall Street Journal:


6) Scientists Learn How We Find Our Way
Link to story in The Telegraph:
Link to news release from University College London:


7) January Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

8) January Issue of Oregon DOT’s ITS News:
Link to newsletter:

9) Latest Issue of Nordic Roads Online
- Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Virtual Impact of Safety Barrier
Link to magazine:


10) Emergency Call Boxes Effective, Say Tennessee Officials
Link to story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

11) Dubai Transportation Authority to Launch 30 Safety Campaigns
Link to story in Gulf News:

12) TSA: Lessons Ignored
US Transportation Security Administration needs a new path to its passenger-screening system.
Link to commentary in Government Computer News:


13) Dubai Buses to Add Automated Announcements, Passenger Counting and Tracking System to New Buses
Link to story in the Khaleej Times:
Link to news release from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority:!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLN4g3NjEGSUGYRvqRaGKOCJEgfW99X4_83FT9AP2C3NCIckdHRQA1RSz5/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvd0ZNQUFzQUMvNElVRS82XzBfMzY0?contenttype=latest&contname=RTA%20invites%20companies%20to%20participate%20in%20a%20tender%20to%20purchase%201616%20new%20and%20sophisticated%20buses


14) How to Manage 225,000 Vehicles a Day?
In 2008 Virginia DOT undertakes the most complex improvements in Beltway history. Communication will play an important role.
Link to story in The Connection:

15) Kansas City Scout Traffic Messages in a Tech Jam
E-mail and text alerts delayed by technical glitch.
Link to column in The Kansas City Star:

16) $12.4 Million Traffic Center Going Up in New Orleans
Link to story in New Orleans CityBusiness:

17) Road Pricing in Wales ‘Only on New Roads’
Link to BBC News story:

18) ‘Smart-Traffic’ Help on Tap in Huntsville, Alabama
Link to story in The Huntsville Times:

News Releases
Texas Department of Transportation Begins Podcast Program Featuring Transportation Issues
2) DalTrans – Online and Ready to Serve – Texas DOT to Open Transportation Management Center

Upcoming Events
I-95 Corridor Coalition Travel Information Services Program Track Meeting – March 12 – Philadelphia

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - The last Fokker C.X airplane used in military service crashed during a flight for the Finnish Air Force.


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