Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Controllers Keep Busy at Charlotte, Nation's 10th-Largest Airport
Link to story from The Charlotte Observer:


2) Seeing Double in Quest to Map Boston’s Roads
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


3) New Hampshire House OK’s Bill Limiting Use of Radio Tracking Devices
bars the state from using the devices in drivers licenses, license plates and E-ZPass transponders.
Link to story in the Union Leader:'s+bill+limiting+use+of+radio+tracking+devices&articleId=382680c5-4cc2-4800-9dac-e33e38e0e98c


4) Bryan Mistele, Inrix: “Lifetime Traffic Subscription is Going to be a Standard Way”
Link to interview in GPS Business News: (free registration required)


5) Port of Pittsburgh Get Patent for SmartLock Navigation Aid
Link to story on MarineLog:
Link to patent:

6) Computer Sciences Corp. to Build Out Maritime Surveillance System
Link to story in Washington Technology:


7) I-78 Portable Electronic Sign Hacked
Link to story in the Reading Eagle:


8) Control Centers to Monitor Parking Areas in Abu Dhabi
Link to story in the Khaleej Times:


9) Rail Safety Improves, but Still Could be Better
Changes suggested to grade crossing signaling.
Link to commentary on Wired News:


10) Auburn, Maine Officials Tout Traffic Cameras
Link to story in the Sun Journal:

11) Federal Communications Commission Closes Spectrum Auction
Fresh strategy needed for public safety network.
Link to story in Washington Technology:


12) Pay-per-Use Telematics Services Coming
Link to story on Edmunds Inside Line:

13) Linux Well-Positioned in Booming Telematics Market
Link to story on LinuxDevices:


14) Transit Gates, Smart Cards Won’t Come Fast to British Columbia
Link to BC Local News story:


15) New Services Offer Traffic and Weather Data
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
Link to news release from Inrix:

16) Coming to a Gas Station Near You
PumpTop TV provides news and information as you fuel your vehicle.
Link to story in the Daily Press:

News Releases
A Billion GPS Chips Expected to Ship in 2013
2) Adoption of Contactless Payment for Retail and Transit Confirmed at Smart Card Alliance Industry Leaders Summit
3) Cisco Renews ARINC's Certification as Technology Partner for Interoperability
4) Johannesburg has Programs in Place to Get Immediate Information on Potholes and Inform Public

Job Postings
- Project Consultant – Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago, Illinois
- Senior Planner – C-TRAN – Vancouver, Washington

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Assessing the Potential for BRT in Your Region: Lessons Learned from a Los Angeles/New York ITS Peer-to-Peer Exchange – April 14

Today in Transportation History
1918 **90th anniversary** - The US Congress passed the Standard Time Act, establishing standard time zones in the United States.


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