Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 14, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Web Surfers Makin’ Waves
Some fliers irked as Denver airport drops Wi-Fi fee but limits content.
Link to story in the Rocky Mountain News:

2) NAV Canada Fined $95,000 for Pilot Misinformation
Safety was not jeopardized, inspectors say, but continued errors included incorrect frequencies for airport towers.
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:


3) Google Mapping Spec Now an Industry Standard
Link to CNET News story:


4) Isle of Wight Ferries to Offer Broadband
Link to story in Computeractive:


5) Survey: Less Than 20% of Japanese Use Cell Phone as Contactless IC Card, GPS
Link to Nikkei story:

6) Second ITS Middle East Conference and Exhibition Starts in Manama
Link to Bahrain News Agency story:

7) Administration Center for Private Cars, Drivers Opens in Beijing
Center will provide automobile owners with education about traffic-related government policies and concerns.
Link to story from China Daily:

8) April Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator
Link to newsletter:

9) Young Professionals in Transportation Group Formed
Link to further information:


10) Boston T to Educate Riders on Harassment
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


11) Dead Zones Frustrate Big Dig Drivers
Cell phone service lags in tunnels.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


12) Illinois Rest Stops to Get Security Cameras, PhonesLink to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-phone14.article


13) Screens Will Show When Chicago Transit Authority Train is Coming
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-cta12.article

14) Slogans Won’t Lure the Transit-Leery in Toronto, but Shining Customer Service Could
Link to story in The Toronto Star:

15) Now, Track Your Bus Online
An interview with Srikanth Krishnamoorthy, Executive Vice-President (Technical) of Dhanus Technologies.
Link to interview in Sify:


16) Integrated Corridor Management
US DOT and eight pioneer sites are addressing congestion, empowering travelers, and improving travel time reliability.
Link to story in Public Roads:

17) Alabama DOT Sets a Deadline for Those Expensive Message Boards to Give Motorists Reliable Traffic Information They Can Use
Link to editorial in The Birmingham News:


18) Chrysler Hopes to Rebuild with Technology
Link to story on The Car Connection:

19) Nissan Concept Vehicle ‘Sniffer’ Checks Cabin Air for Alcohol
Link to story from Automotive News:

News Releases
A First in Quebec Public Transit: An Intelligent System2) Inrix and WSI Partner to Make Commutes Easier with Traffic Forecasts for Broadcast and Cable Television Stations
3) Seventy Percent of New Telematics Customers Request Driver ID
4) Navteq Unveils CommuteVantage and Sets New Standard for Television Traffic News

Job Postings
- Chief Operating Officer – Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Transportation Engineer – AC Transit – Oakland, California

Upcoming Events
Africa Ports & Harbours Conference – June 2-6 – Johannesburg, South Africa

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - Sputnik 2 reenters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea.


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