Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 25, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) E-Tickets Only Starting June 1
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)
Link to news release from the International Air Transport Association:

2) Runway System Being Tested Could Save Lives
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,1,793351.story
Link to additional information on Runway Status Lights System from MIT:

3) Airline Innovations Make Boarding Quicker, Provide Web Access
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,1468464.story

4) WAAS Approaches Coming to Heliports
Link to story in Aviation International News:
Link to additional information on Wide Area Augmentation System from the Federal Aviation Administration:


5) GPS Takes to the Street
Business grows as new applications emerge.
Link to story in Washington Technology:


6) Can Technology Prevent Another Interstate Crisis?
Tools such as cameras, radio networks and digital signs may be useful in Wisconsin in the event of future severe weather highway closures.
Link to story in The Janesville Gazette:

7) Tennessee Makes Road Stripes More Visible
Link to column in The Tennessean:


8) Cities Try to Improve Crosswalk Safety
Link to story in USA Today:

9) Windsor, Canada Truck Marshalling Hub Closer to Reality
Plan would use ITS technology to manage traffic through the trade corridor.
Link to story in Today’s Trucking:


10) Transit Brainstorming Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area
Participants look at how the Internet could improve usage of transit systems.
Link to story and audio report on KCBS Radio:

11) ACLU Contests Oregon Transit Agency’s Rejection of Ad
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon:
Link to ad:

12) London Tube Bans Poster for Christ Play
Link to BBC News story:
Link to play poster:


13) New Traffic Camera to Spot Car Users Set for Scotland
Link to story in The Sunday Mail:
How Do Car-Share Cameras Count Humans?
Link to BBC News story:

News Releases
New Mexico State University to Open One-of-a-Kind Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft
2) User-Generated Content Will Be a Key Component of Maps, Navigation, and Location-Based Services

Upcoming Events
Webinar: How to Implement the TimeTable Publisher: An Open Source Application for Transit Agencies – May 14

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - The first official train of the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad ran from 19th Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, New Jersey.


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