Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) European Air Traffic System ‘Wastes Cash’
The boss of German airline Lufthansa has said billions of dollars are being wasted because Europe does not have a unified air traffic control system.
Link to BBC News story:
2) Wind Turbines Pose a Threat to Air Traffic Control
Air traffic control expert tells an inquiry that a vital radar would be subject to high levels of interference from proposed wind farm.
Link to story in The Journal:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) GPS Gadgets Can Reveal More than Your Location
Researchers at Microsoft are developing ways for them to know what you are doing too – even down to which mode of transport you use to get to work.
Link to story in New Scientist:
4) Latest Navigation Technology Promises to Keep You on the Move
Link to story in Automobile Magazine:
5) Guidelines for Accessible Pedestrian Signals: Final Report
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practice
6) New Traffic Signal Timing Manual Now Available
First manual to present a comprehensive guide and synthesis of current practices related to traffic signal timing for signalized intersections.
Link to additional information:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) US Department of Homeland Security Unveils Foreign-Passenger Screening System
Link to story in Government Computer News:
8) Oklahoma City Rolls Out Largest Municipal Wi-Fi Network for Public Safety
Link to story in Government Technology:
9) Emergency Advertising
Privately-owned digital billboard companies in Florida agree to display information during hurricanes and other natural emergency situations.
Link to story and video report on WTSP-TV:
10) Outdoor Advertisers to Help with Amber Alerts
Link to story and video report on KSL-TV:
11) TriMet Loses Case Over Its Ad Rejection
Link to story in The Oregonian:
1) ACS Completes Acquisition of Transportation Management Systems
2) SpeedInfo Sensors Helps North Carolina Add New Traffic Intelligence to I-95 and I-40 Corridor SmartLink Systems
3) Logica and AirSage Collaborate to Provide New Solution for Real-Time Traffic Information
4) JetBlue Airways Expands Free In-flight Connectivity Services Onboard 'BetaBlue'
- Development and Deployment of Clarus-Enabled Services – Federal Highway Administration
Governors Highway Safety Association 2008 Annual Meeting – September 7-10 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Today in Transportation History
1783 **225th anniversary** - The first public demonstration of a hot air balloon by Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier in Annonay, France.
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