Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Logan Airport Chosen to Pilot FAA Runway Safety Lights
Link to story in the Boston Business Journal:
Link to news release from the Federal Aviation Administration:


2) Life in the FastLane
MIT economist finds E-ZPass program hides tax hikes.
Link to story from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:


3) New GPS Satellites Have Anti-Jamming Gear
Link to UPI story:


4) Miscommunication Contributed to Spill in San Francisco Bay
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:


5) Bar Code Sales Tool is Failing Campus Test
Pilot at Case Western Reserve University lets students get information such as bus arrival times via bar codes on cell phones.
Link to story on ZD Net:


6) Harsh Winter Hard on Wisconsin Road Signs
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:


7) Nationwide Cell Phone Alert System in the Works
Link to story in USA Today:

8) Although Airport Security Tells Passengers They Must Show ID to Board Planes, They Really Don’t
Link to story in The Kansas City Star:

9) New Road-Sign System to be Unveiled in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach area businesses donate electronic signs, marquees, and billboards in order to post public safety notices in the event of approaching storms or flooding.
Link to story in The Sun News:


10) Vehicle Communications System in Your Pocket
Link to story on ICT Results:


11) Wi-Fi Firm Says It’s Near a Deal with BART
Link to story in The Sacramento Bee:

12) Washington, DC Metro Pulls Ad with Pope Bobblehead
Link to story in The Washington Post:

13) Is In-Vehicle Wi-Fi a Boon for Commuters?
Link to story on Wi-FiPlanet:


14) Officials Keep Eye on Traffic Cameras at Masters Golf Tournament
Link to story in The Augusta Chronicle:

15) Kuala Lumpur Traffic Now a Click Away
Link to story in the New Strait Times:
Link to Integrate Transport Information System:

16) Traffic Market Hot Topic at CTIA
Link to story in GPS World:

17) Kansas DOT Adds Highway Camera Views to Web Site
Link to story in The Capital-Journal:


18) Ford to Offer Blind-Spot Tracking Mirror
Link to AP story:

19) Bill Aims to Protect Blind People from Dangers Posed by Hybrids
Link to AP story:,1,5178808.story
News Releases
CITE and FHWA Introduce New Blended Course: Improving Highway Safety with ITS
2) Groundbreaking Broadcaster Traffic Consortium to Redefine Radio
3) Integrated Automotive Entertainment and Telematics System - Unicoi Systems Provides Media Center Solution
4) Cargo Container Security: It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’
5) Taking Satellite Control of Welsh Gritters with Masternaut - South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA) and Traffic Wales implementing web-based satellite telematics
6) Global Traffic Network (UK) Limited Awarded Traffic Radio Contract by United Kingdom Highways Agency

Upcoming Events
7th European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services – June 4-6 – Geneva

Today in Transportation History
1937 - The Kamikaze-go, a Japanese airplane, landed in London establishing a world flying record from Tokyo to London.


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