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:
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 PublicTechnology.net:
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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/06/AR2008030603898.html?hpid=artslot (may require free registration)
13) New York MTA Text Message Alerts on the Way
Link to story in amNew York:
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Center to Manage 2010 World Cup Traffic
Link to story in the Cape Argus:
1) New Trailers, Handheld, PTS Controller Join 2008 ADDCO Line-Up
2) Eurocontrol Releases Guidance Material to Design Contingency Strategies
OmniAir VII Tactical Deployment Workshop – May 22 – McLean, Virginia
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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