Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
FREIGHT ACADEMY - An Immersion Program for Public Sector Transportation Professionals July 25 Application Deadline Approaching - Scholarships Available!
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. Non-scholarship program fees due September 26, 2008. For more information and the application form please see: www.freightacademy.org.
1) Airlines Get Ready to Test Fledgling Wi-Fi in Flight
Link to story in Computerworld:
2) Washington State Patrol Testing License Plate Cameras at Ferry Terminals
Link to story and video on KING-TV:http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_071608WAB_ferry_camera_system_LJ.5ebc2185.html
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) GPS-Based Telematics Drive Fleet-Management Plans
Link to column in the Journal of Commerce:
4) Tamil Nadu’s Fishing Boats to Get GPS for Protection
System said to guard against attacks of Indian vessels by Sri Lankan navy.
Link to IANS story:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION / RELATIONS
5) Sulpicio Lines Handling Crisis Poorly – PR Experts
Owner of capsized ferry criticized for reaction to disaster.
Link to ABS-CBN story:
6) Indian Trains to Have Internet Soon
Link to story in The Economic Times:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) Congress Pushes for National Emergency Communications Plan
Link to story on NextGov:
8) Atlantic City Airport, Expressway to Become Security Labs
Link to story in The Press of Atlantic City:
Link to news release from the South Jersey Transportation Authority:
9) Utah’s New Bus Rapid Transit Line a Hit with Some, a Bust with Others
Link to story in the Salt Lake Tribune:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
10) UMass Transit at Hub of Traveler Data Project
Project will collect, analyze, and disseminate traffic, transit and tourism information for use by state and local agencies, private entities and the general public.
Link to story in Metro:
11) Zook.in Now Offers Traffic Updates for Four Indian Cities
Link to story in The Industry Standard:
1) Jupiter Systems Mourns Death of Wayne Wahlenmeier, VP, Sales & Marketing
2) New Public-Private Partnership Aims to Increase Air Traffic Capacity, While Boosting Environmental and Economic Benefits
3) Emirates Computers Deploys Airport Pass Management System (APMS) for Dubai Department of Civil Aviation
4) Intrinsyc and Navteq Sign Map Distribution Deal
5) New Amtrak Ad Campaign Promotes Re-launch of Northeast Regional Service
6) Personal Navigation to Remain Most Popular LBS Application Over Next Five Years, but Enterprise Applications Will Generate Most Revenue
7) Yahoo Selects TrafficCast to Enhance Yahoo Map Interactivity with Real-Time Traffic Data
ITS Midwest Annual Meeting – October 30-31 – Columbus, Ohio
Today in Transportation History
1957 – US Marine Major John Glenn flew an F-8 Crusader from California to New York in a record-setting 3 hours and 23 minutes.
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