Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) British Airways Unveils Its New High-Tech Heathrow Terminal
Link to AP story:
Link to additional information from Heathrow Airport:

2) Electronic Swipe Cards a Success at Bahrain Airport
System allows travelers to pass through Bahrain International Airport without going through immigration checks.
Link to story in the Gulf Daily News:

3) Honeywell Crash-Alert May Reach $1 Billion in Sales
Link to Bloomberg News story:


4) Russia Decommissions Five Unhealthy GLONASS Satellites
Link to story in GPS World:


5) Harbor Security Melds Sensors, Databases
Link to story in Signal:

6) Bush Exempts Navy from Environmental Law
Decision will allow continued use of sonar which is claimed to be harmful to marine mammals.
Link to AP story:


7) State Rail Safety Role Questioned in California
Metrolink tells judges that California doesn't have the authority to determine if the transit service was partly to blame for crash deaths.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,1,4073719.story?coll=la-headlines-california


8) Speed Cameras are on Wish Lists in Maryland
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,185080.story

9) A Goal of US Airwaves Auction in Doubt
Public safety groups may not get network.
Link to AP story: (may require free registration)

10) Student Points Out 2nd Security Flaw on TSA Web Site
Link to CNN story:


11) York Bus Information System Backed Despite Concerns
Link to story in The Press:

12) Denver Light Rail ‘Welcome’ Wearing
RTD is withholding $5 million of the $20 million GE contract until the public address/electronic sign system is fixed and certified.
Link to story in The Denver Post:


13) New York State to Give Long Island Expressway Photos on Cell Phone or BlackBerry
Link to story in Newsday:,0,7316796.story
Link to INFORM mobile site:


14) We Have the Technology to Make Driverless Cars a Reality
Robot vehicles should not be an afterthought - they could revolutionize the way we drive.
Link to commentary in The Guardian:,,2241219,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=technology

News Releases
GPS Devices and Systems Will Surpass 900 Million Unit Shipments by 2013
2) Nominations Open for 5th Annual International Telematics Awards
3) Sponsors and Exhibitors Sure to Wow 2008 TRB/IBTTA Joint Conference Attendees
4) EFKON Extends Its Market Leadership in Asia with Another Success in Malaysia
5) Introduces Audio Interviews

Job Posting
- ITS Project Manager – GeoDecisions – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware

Upcoming Events
Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference – April 13-16 – Kahuku, Hawaii

Today in Transportation History
2001 – A fuel supply tanker runs aground off San Cristobal in the Pacific Ocean.


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