Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 11, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

An Immersion Program for Public Sector Transportation Professionals

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is excited to announce the first offering of the Freight Academy - a unique, week-long immersion program designed to efficiently train public sector agency staff involved in planning, operational, and/or management work that impact goods movement decisions, investments and interactions. Participants will have opportunities to see and learn about the inner workings of the goods movements system, including marine terminals, the distribution centers of major corporations, air cargo operations, trucking operations, and rail operations. The inaugural Academy program will be conducted at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Training at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ from October 26 – 31, 2008. The program is open to applicants from throughout North America. Scholarships are available for applicants from I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies. The application deadline is July 25, 2008. For more information and the application form please see:


1) Airport Scans for Illegal Downloads on iPods, Mobile Phones and Laptops
Link to story in the Telegraph:

2) No Windows Vista for Would-Be Air Traffic Controllers
The FAA plans to bar contractors who administer the air traffic controllers exam from using Windows Vista-based PCs, as well as those using Apple OS, Linux, and Unix.
Link to story in InformationWeek:

3) UK Airports Slam Plan for Staff ID Cards
Link to story in Travel Trade Gazette:


4) District of Columbia to Fund Cameras at High-Crime Metro Stations
Link to story in The Washington Post:

5) Permanent Marker Fools Traffic Photo Radar
Link to story and video report on WAGA-TV:


6) FasTrak Toll Hacked, Exposing Privacy Dangers
Link to story in Dark Reading:


7) Galileo Key to European Defense, Says Parliament
Link to story in GPS World:


8) Ford Demonstrates ‘Smart Intersection’
Link to story in The Detroit News:


9) Maryland Plans RFP for Statewide Communications System
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to news release from the Maryland Governor’s Office:


10) Profiles of Traveler Information Services Update 2008
Link to report from Federal Transit Administration:


11) Your Car – the Ultimate ‘Mobile Computer’
Hate Vista, laugh at Zune, dismiss Windows Mobile? You just might love Microsoft's Windows for cars.
Link to story in Computerworld:

12) Test of Anti-Collision Systems for Trucks Kicks Off
Link to story from ITS-ERTICO:

News Releases
The Future of Consumer Telematics Remains Bright for Providers Offering Flexible Solutions
2) SEPTA to Launch ‘Customer Connection’ Communication Program

Job Postings
- Planner/Analyst – Metropolitan Transportation Commission – Oakland, California
- Senior Systems Engineer – Stantec – San Francisco, California

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Identifying Traveler Information Research Needs to Achieve All Roads-All Modes-All the Time – September 16-18 – Irvine, California

Friday Bonus
Report: 98 Percent of US Commuters Favor Public Transportation for Others

Today in Transportation History
1848 **160th anniversary** - London’s Waterloo Station opened.


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