Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 7, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Eurocontrol Reveals Results of Air Traffic Control Mistake Analysis
Link to story in Flight International:

2) Raleigh Durham Airport Puts Customer Care in Writing
Link to story from The News & Observer:


3) Yahoo Maps India Go Vernacular
Now available in nine Indian languages.
Link to story in ChannelTimes:

4) Miami Firm Maps Cities with 360-Degree Photos
Link to story in the Herald-Tribune:


5) EU Ministers Give Final Go-Ahead to GPS Rival
Link to Reuters story:

6) GPS Switch Silences Long Island Rail Road Station Announcements
Link to story in Newsday:,0,442478.story


7) US National Reconnaissance Office Cancels Contracts for Proposed Space Radar Project
Link to story from CongressDaily:


8) Emergency Text Messaging System Rolled Out for Philadelphia Area
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


9) Florida’s Tri-Rail Enlists Riders to Lobby for Money
Link to story in the Palm Beach Post:

10) Washington Metro Considering High-Tech Ads
Link to story and video in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

11) Transit: Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit
Journal articles explore topics such as video transit training for older travelers and predicting bus arrival time on the basis of GPS data.
Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:


12) UK Highways Bosses Criticized
New weather alert system for trucks did not close motorways to high-profile vehicles during high winds.
Link to story on This is Cheshire:

13) India Mega Cities Set to Have Intelligent Transport Cells
Link to story in the Business Standard:

14) Traffic Tie-Ups
Can smarter transportation systems ease gridlock?
Link to CBC News story:

News Releases
US DOT Seeks Business Models for Vehicle-Infrastructure Communications Network
2) Garmin Receives FAA Certification for G1000 Synthetic Vision System
3) TrafficLand Announces National Expansion to Traffic Camera Network Coverage
4) Transport for London’s iBus Wins Innovation Award

Job Postings
- Assistant/Associate Development Engineer – California Center for Innovation Transportation – Berkeley, California

Upcoming Events
Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition – June 2-6 – Athens, Greece

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - British race driver, Jim Clark, was killed during a race at Hockenheim, Germany.


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