Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 12, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Filters Urged for In-flight Web Use
Link to Bloomberg News story:

2) Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen Air Trans System Planning Criticized
Link to story in eWeek:

3) Connecticut’s Bradley Airport Checkpoint Security Tests Radios
One of two airports in US using two-way radios to ‘calm’ security checkpoints.
Link to story in the Hartford Courant:,0,7802412.story


4) Dispute Delays New Batch of Speed Cameras in Arizona
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


5) Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Could Get Smart-Parking Technology
Link to story in The Plain Dealer:


6) Los Angeles MTA Recasts Tax Message on Web Site
Makes change after lawyers determine previous wording risked violating state law.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Daily News:


7) Indian Minister Goes Tech Savvy, Saves Delhi from Traffic Snarls
Attends roadway event via video conference in start of new service to decrease VIP movements.
Link to story in the Hindustan Times:


8) ‘Move Over’ Safety Campaign Wraps Up
Link to story in The Mountaineer:*10-Safety%20campaign%20wraps%20up.php
Link to Families for Roadside Safety:


9) Panel: Mobile Payments Misunderstood in US
Link to CNET News story:

10) Integrated Ticketing System Could Assist South Africa Transport Network
Link to story in Engineering News:

11) TriMet Innovations in Transit Data Publishing
Link to interview in More Riders:


12) Pan-European Road Traffic Information
Link to story in Traffic Technology Today:

13) Focus on Technology, Improved Road Safety Before 2010 Commonwealth Games
Link to story in Express India:

14) Traffic Message Channel Introduced Nationwide in Hungary
Link to story on

15) Inside Brisbane’s Traffic War Room
Link to story in the Brisbane Times:

News Releases
Westwood One Reengineers Metro Networks and Other Operations
2) ITS Georgia Extends Early Discounted Registration for Annual Meeting Until September 15

Upcoming Events
Rocket City Geospatial Conference – November 18-20 – Huntsville, Alabama

Friday Bonus
I’ve heard of the Flying Tigers, but the Flying Teddy Bears?

Today in Transportation History
1942 – The RMS Laconia was torpedoed and sank off the coast of West Africa.

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