Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport ‘Go-Arounds’ are Possible Safety Hazard
Link to AP story:

2) Civil Aviation Administration of China Sets Up Three-Tier System for Olympic Air Traffic Control
Link to Xinhua story:

3) TAP Portugal Launches OnAir Cell Phone Service Trial
Link to story on Inflight Online:

4) US, Britain Ink Traveler Agreement
Will allow prescreened passengers to receive expedited processing when arriving at airports in the other country.
Link to story in Washington Technology:


5) System Estimates Geographic Location of Photos
Compares pictures with millions of GPS-tagged photographs on Flickr.
Link to story in Government Technology:


6) Tele Atlas Gets Directions from Locals in Asia Pacific
Future navigation devices may not only give directions but also traffic information, bus and train schedules as well as pedestrian crossings.
Link to story in The Star:

7) A Voice from the ‘80s to Deliver Driving Directions
Link to story in The New York Times:


8) China to Host 21st International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress in Beijing
Link to story in the People’s Daily:


9) Citizens' Transportation Opinions Shift with Information
Link to story in the Center for Transportation Studies Report:


10) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Wades In on Arizona Laptop, TV Enforcement
Link to story in Land Line Magazine:


11) Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority Upgrades Emergency Communications
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:


12) Washington, DC to Test City’s Evacuation Plans Friday Night
Will use traffic cameras to determine the number of pedestrians and vehicles leaving fireworks display.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

13) West Virginia Highways Getting Weather, Road Data Network
Link to AP story:

14) Seattle Synchronizes Downtown Traffic Signals
Plans further ITS improvements, including more traffic cameras, message signs and online traveler information map.
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

News Releases
EUMETSAT Agrees to Provide Date for GMES
2) TomTom and BASE Sign Agreement to Bring the World’s Most Advanced Traffic Information Service to Belgium

Upcoming Events
AAAE NextGen Airport Conference and Expo – August 5-7 – Louisville, Kentucky

Today in Transportation History
1988 **20th anniversary** - The USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air flight 655 over the Straits of Hormuz during the Iran-Iraq War.


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