Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) ID Plan Meant to Clear Fliers of Suspicion
Link to story in USA Today:

2) Air Traffic Controller Sounds Alarm
Link to story in Time:,8599,1735387,00.html?imw=Y

3) Hotline Set Up to Report Rogue Helicopters Over Long Island, New York
Link to story in Newsday:,0,7797797.story


4) Washington, DC to Launch Nation’s First European-Style Bike Share
Link to AP story:

5) A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycles
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


6) EU Puts Second Galileo Test Satellite Into Orbit
Link to Reuters story:


7) Video Surveillance System Monitors South Africa Ports
Link to story in Engineering News:

8) Singapore Strengthens Position as a Maritime Telecommunications Hub
Link to Bernama story:


9) Ohio Taking Next-of-Kin Information
Voluntary contact information will go in database in the event of a serious injury or death.
Link to story in The Enquirer:


10) Dubai All Set to Test Run Driverless Trains in May
Link to story in the Gulf News:

11) How We Manage Amtrak’s Challenging IT Infrastructure
Link to story in eWeek:


12) Red Light Tickets Hard to Collect on in Missouri
Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

13) ‘Wi-Fi’ Speed Cameras to be Tested in UK
Cameras can communicate with each other to track vehicles along highways.
Link to story in the Newham Recorder:


14) Providers Not Onboard with Wi-Fi in Los Angeles
Link to story in the Daily Breeze:


15) Road Ahead Looking Clearer for Beijing’s Motorists
Broadcasters move into new studios in city’s traffic command headquarters.
Link to story in the China Daily:

16) More Highway Messages Coming to Metro Detroit: Traffic Boards, Cameras Part of National Trend
Link to story in Crain’s Detroit Business:

News Releases
Finalists Revealed for 2008 Telematics Awards
2) GPS Devices and Systems Will Generate Revenues of $240 Billion by 2013
3) Greater Boston Subway Stations Getting Improved Electronic Signage and PA Systems from ARINC

Upcoming Events
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks [1.10s] MIT Course – July 28-August 1 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History
1988 **20th anniversary** - An Aloha Airlines flight attendant is killed when an explosive decompression of the jetliner takes place above the Pacific Ocean.


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