Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Contract Changes May Ground University of Oklahoma Air Traffic Controller Training Program
Link to story in The Oklahoman: (may require free registration)


2) GPS Gadget Spot Can Save Your Hide, for a Price
Link to column in USA Today:
Link to further information on Spot Satellite Messenger:


3) European Showcase Train Project ‘Too Complex’
Link to story in the Financial Times:
Link to European Rail Traffic Management System site:


4) US Registered Traveler Program to Go International
International travelers will soon have the option of registering in advance to speed their passage through security checkpoints at US airports.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

5) US State Department Rule Will Make Passport Cards Scannable from Several Feet Away
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to notice in the Federal Register:

6) Video Cameras Keep Watch in London
Link to photo essay on CNET News:


7) Radar on the Radar of Analysts
Radar technology favored over other automotive obstacle detection technologies according to report.
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from ABI Research:

8) Automakers Give Drivers a Lot of New Gadgets
Link to story on WZZM-TV:


9) Edmonton Transit Sounds Out Automated Bus-Stop Notice
Link to story in the Edmonton Sun:


10) States Relying More on Webcams to Keep Motorists Informed
Link to AP story:

11) Travel Book Publishers Try to Reclaim the Web
Link to story in The New York Times:

News Releases
AirTran Airways to Build Operations Center in Orlando
2) Mondial Develops Bluetooth Solution for Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program
3) Traffic Control Device Rules Strengthened In New Publication - Updates to MUTCD Reflect Lessons Learned in Atlanta Bus Crash
4) Portable Navigation: The Future is Bright for Connectivity
Ford SYNC Sales Reach 30,000 in 2007; One Million SYNC Vehicles to be on the Road in Early 2009

Upcoming Events
Institute of Transportation Engineers Technical Conference & Exhibit – March 30-April 2 – Miami

Today in Transportation History
1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests his flying machine.


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