Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 7, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Lags World in In-Flight Phone Services
Link to story from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


2) Thunderstorms Can Disrupt GPS Devices, Researcher Warns
Link to story in the Taipei Times:


3) US Transportation Security Administration Reads Blog Comments, Changes Policy
Link to Wired News story:

4) US State Department and Department of Homeland Security Push ‘Passport-Lite’
Link to story in Government Computer News:

5) New Laser Spectrometer Provides Instant Analysis
Link to Reuters story:

6) The Cyclist, Broken Streetlights and 25 E-Mails
Varying jurisdictions make a request to repair a bridge’s lights a lengthy ordeal.
Link to story in the Evening Standard:,+broken+streetlights+and+25+emails/

7) Guide to Evacuate Washington, DC Region Reveals Limitations
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)


8) Bulgaria’s Capital to Change to Electronic Ticketing System for Public Transport
Link to story in the Sophia Echo:

News Releases
Finnish Transport Ministry to Take Charge of Congestion Charge Work
2) NASA Updates Aviation Safety Data Web Site
3) First Responders Say Advanced Technology Critical for Effectiveness
4) Washington State Airport Information System Now Available Online
5) Bermuda Demonstrates System Performance of World’s First Electronic Vehicle Registration System Using TransCore’s RFID Technology
6) FESTA’s Final Workshop – April 29
7) Telvent to Develop and Manage a Freeway System in Wichita, Kansas8) New Port Authority of NY & NJ Podcasts Provide Guides for Travelers to Download Before Boarding the AirTrains

Job Posting
- Director – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (US DOT) – Cambridge, Massachusetts (application deadline extended to 03-31-08)

Upcoming Events
ITS Georgia Monthly Chapter Meeting and Presentation – February 28 – Atlanta, Georgia

Today in Transportation History
1804 – John Deere, inventor of the steel plow and founder of a well-known tractor manufacturing company, was born in Rutland, Vermont.


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