Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) New Technology Being Developed for Federal Aviation Administration
"Smart wire" helps detect defects before they could cause catastrophic problems aboard airliners.
Link to story and video on News 10 Now:
2) Six Indian Airports Get Advance Passenger Info System
Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) allows real-time passenger screening by security agencies.
Link to story in The Times of India:
Link to additional information from the India Ministry of Home Affairs:
3) Google Maps Set to Include YouTube Videos
Link to story in Computerworld:
4) New Hampshire Port Bill Victim of Bad Info?
Pease Development Authority boss says rumors reason for opposition.
Link to story in the Portsmouth Herald:
Link to House Bill 65:
5) Rail Safety Man Barred from Phoning Transport Police
Man installed CCTV at rural rail station to spot dangers.
Link to story from the Kentish Gazette:
6) Cameras to Catch Speeders in I-5 Work Zones in Oregon
Link to story in The Olympian:
7) Infrared Camera Catches Illegal I-5 Truckers Near Ashland, Oregon
Link to story in The Oregonian:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Lawmakers: Airwaves Sale Should Aid Public Safety
Link to AP story:
9) New Measures Aim to Deter Repeat DUI Offenders in Alaska
Link to story and video report on KTUU-TV:
10) More Trouble for Public Transport Card in Netherlands
Link to story on DutchNews.nl:
Link to OV-chipkaart Web site: http://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/ (in Dutch)
11) Cell Phone Service Available Underground on the Philadelphia El
Link to story in the Philadelphia Daily News:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) High-Tech Plans to End Bahrain Traffic Woes
Link to story in Gulf Daily News:
13) New Jersey to Steer Drivers Away from Trouble with New Traffic Center
Link to story in the Asbury Park Press:
1) 34% of All Portable Navigation Devices Will Feature Real-Time Two-Way Connectivity by 2013
2) Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Institute Announces Top 50 Innovations in Government – Several transportation-related projects included
2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium – June 4-6 – Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Today in Transportation History
1924 – The first Rand McNally road atlas was published.
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