Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Iridium Sets Sights on Broadband
Link to story in Inflight:
2) Audit Initiated of US DOT’s Transportation Technology Innovation and Demonstration Program (TTID)
Link to memorandum from US Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General:
3) MSNBC Creates Bridge Tracker Web Site as Part of Series on Inspection of Spans
Site provides inspection dates and conditions of bridges between user-defined start and end points.
Link to site:
4) Portion of US 183A in Texas Could be Video-Tolled
Link to story in the Austin Business Journal:
SAFETY / SECURITY
5) Logan Airport Looks for New Ways to Catch Terrorists
Massachusetts Port Authority uses Center of Excellence to evaluate various technologies.
Link to story in the Boston Herald:
6) Federal Communications Commission has Only One Bid on Spectrum Block Reserved for First Responders
Link to story in Washington Technology:
7) Tcard Woes Worsen for New South Wales Government
Link to story in The Age:
Link to news release from ERG:
8) Could Washington State ‘Smart Card’ Plan be in Jeopardy?
Link to story and video report on KIRO-TV:
Link to further information from King County: http://transit.metrokc.gov/prog/smartcard/smartcard.html
9) South Africa Electronic Fare Collection System to be Formalized Before End-March
Link to story in Engineering News:
10) Film Encourages Better Behavior on Transport for London Network
Link to BBC News story:
Link to film:
11) Marin Transit Weighs Transit Swipe System Not Linked to Region’s Plan
Link to story in the Marin Independent Journal:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) Suna Traffic Channel Spreading to Sydney, Brisbane
Link to story on iTWire:
Link to more information from Intelematics: http://www.intelematics.com.au/traffic.jsp
13) Traffic Channel Coming Soon to the Tube in Manila?
Link to story from BusinessWorld:
14) At Massachusetts Transportation Summit, Leaders Urge Innovation
Link to State House News Service story:
15) Traffic Cameras in City of Danbury, Connecticut Now Available Online
Link to story in The News-Times:
16) Can Technology Decongest Nigerian Traffic?
Link to commentary in The Tide:
17) Radio has a Special Place in the Car
Link to story in Radio World:
1) Veteran Research Pilot to Head NOAA’s Aviation Weather Center
2) Laser Atlanta Rolls Out the Latest Weapon in the War on Speeders
3) Getting the Green Light: Global Traffic Technologies is Moving Forward New Corporate Headquarters, Web Site and Identity Announced
4) Global Traffic Technologies Awarded Default Judgment in US Patent Suit
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