Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 7, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport Ad-Hoc Hot Spots Could be Dangerous
Link to CNET News story:,39044215,62038620,00.htm
Link to story on TechRepublic:
Link to further information from AirTight Networks:

2) UK Aviation Trade Union Questions Biometric Identity Cards for Airport Staff
Link to story on
Link to news release from Unite:


3) US Department of Defense Bans Google Teams from Bases
Pentagon has banned Google Earth teams from making detailed street-level video maps of US military bases.
Link to AP story:


4) Hackers Claim RFID Smart-Card Hack, but Vendor Disagrees
Chip is used in electronic toll collection systems.
Link to story in SC Magazine:


5) Sharing of Information Critical to Port Security
Link to story in the Lumina News:


6) Entertainment Drives Transportation-Fi
Link to audio post on Wi-Fi Networking News:


7) New Traffic Signals Will Control Freeway-to-Freeway Connections in Los Angeles
Meters will tell motorists merging on and off other connecting freeways whether to go with the flow of traffic or come to a dead stop.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Daily News:

8) Smart ‘Auto’crats: Smooth Road Talks
Intelligent transportation systems playing a growing role in India.
Link to story in The Economic Times:


9) US Department of Homeland Security Launches Northern Border Pilot Programs
Cameras and sensors being deployed to detect land, air and water crossings of US-Canadian border.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

10) Distracted Drivers Turning a New Page
AAA New Jersey poll finds the number one culprit is not talking but reading.
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:


11) Single Transport Ticket to Arrive in Moscow
Link to story in The Moscow News:

12) Two-Way Radios Don’t Work in Washington Metro’s New Cars
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

13) New York MTA Text Message Alerts on the Way
Link to story in amNew York:,0,337215.story

14) PATCO Introduces ‘Smart Cards’ at New Jersey and Philadelphia Stations
Link to story in the Courier-Post:
Link to news release from Port Authority Transit Corporation:


15) Center to Manage 2010 World Cup Traffic
Link to story in the Cape Argus:

News Releases
New Trailers, Handheld, PTS Controller Join 2008 ADDCO Line-Up
2) Eurocontrol Releases Guidance Material to Design Contingency Strategies

Upcoming Events
OmniAir VII Tactical Deployment Workshop – May 22 – McLean, Virginia

Friday Bonus
Maybe next time he should try telecommuting.

Today in Transportation History
1900 – Gottlieb Daimler, a pioneer developer of the internal combustion engine and the automobile, died.


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