Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 23, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Tests Ways to Detect Runway Junk
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) Northwest Airlines Puts E-Tickets on Travelers’ Palms
Link to story in The Detroit News:
Link to news release from Northwest Airlines:

3) FAA’s System for Preflight Pilot Notices Down
Link to CP story:


4) Trying to Catch Security Threats with Cameras
Companies evaluate how to use Atlantic City Airport’s system to find bombs, drugs.
Link to story in NJBIZ:


5) US Ports of Entry Expanding Technology to Quicken Crossings
Link to AP story:


6) Rhode Island State Police Say Contractor Tapped DOT Computers
Link to story in The Providence Journal:


7) All Subways Should be Like Taipei’s Marvel of Mass Transit
System gets high marks for real-time information displays and fare system.
Link to story in Wired:


8) European Commission Plans Mandatory Car-Safety Technologies
Link to story on EurActiv:

News Releases
MobiTV and UIEvolution Collaborate to Deliver Streaming Video to Automobiles

- Request for Proposals – 511 Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
International Municipal Signal Association Annual International Conference – July 17-23 – Chandler, Arizona

Friday Bonus
The world’s most effective speed bump.

Today in Transportation History
1923 **85th anniversary** - SABENA (Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne) began service as Belgian’s national airline.

Saturday: 1883 **125th anniversary** - The Brooklyn Bridge opened.


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