Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA, Military at Odds Over Alerts Made About Unresponsive Jet
Link to AP story:

2) San Francisco Airport’s New Layer of Bio-terrorism Defense
Link to story on KGO-TV:


3) British Government Funds Sat-Nav Integration Project
Link to story on ZDNet UK:,1000000085,39379154,00.htm?r=1

4) NAVITIME: Made in Japan and Global Ambitions for Pedestrian Navigation
Link to story in GPS Business News:


5) Satellite-Based Information System to Bolster Maritime Security Along India’s Coast
Link to story in livemint:


6) Intelligent Systems in All Walks of Life
Mechatronic advances will benefit medicine, sensing, robotics, manufacturing, space technology, and transportation.
Link to story in InTech:


7) CSX to Open Dispatching Center in Huntington, West Virginia
Link to story in The State Journal:
Link to news release from CSX Transportation:


8) Illinois Lawmakers Propose Crosswalk Cell Phone Ban
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-cross03.article

9) US Senator Calls for Tighter Northern Border Surveillance
Says country should install more air and ground radar stations along Canadian border.
Link to story in Washington Technology:


10) High-Tech Signage to Reduce Queensland Crashes and Improve Freight Movement
Link to story in Supply Chain Review:

11) Chesapeake, Virginia Traffic Cameras Going Live on City's Web Site
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:
Link to Chesapeake Expressway cameras:

News Releases
Airports Form Consortium to Work with TSA on Biometrics
2) Launches Search Engine for European Budget Airlines
3) Mobile Location Based Services Revenue to Reach $13.3 Billion Worldwide by 2013
4) Air Canada Launches Travel Assistance Service for Customers Affected by Unexpected Travel Disruptions
5) Global Traffic Network, Inc. Announces Introduction of the Mobile Traffic Network Broadcast Platform

Job Postings
- Operations Research Analyst – Volpe National Transportation Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Location Intelligence Conference – April 28-30 – Santa Clara, California

Today in Transportation History
1948 **60th anniversary** - The first run of the Texas Chief, a Santa Fe passenger train which ran between Chicago and Galveston.


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