Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 22, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport IT Trends 2008
Link to story in Flight International:

2) Dublin Airport Radar Failure 'Could Happen Again'
Link to story in The Irish Independent:

3) Social Networking Makes Its Way to the Sky
Link to story from Aviation:


4) Cruise Port Information Site Delivers
Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to CruisePortInsider:


5) MIT Wheelchair Steers Clears with Wi-Fi
Link to CNET News story:


6) Years of Practical Use Prove that Rail Controls Work
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,3879363.story


7) US Department of Homeland Security Plans New Transportation Worker Identification Credential Rule
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

8) Virginia Railway Express Says Cell Phones Valuable in Emergencies, Keeping Trains on Time
Link to story in The Free Lance-Star:


9) Washington, DC Metro’s Got More to Say
Link to story in The Washington Post:

10) Transit Agencies Lose Bid to Expand Security Grants
Homeland Security Department rejects request to install systems that detect chemical threats in subway stations.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

11) Montreal Shares 'Lessons' Learned from Transit Smartcard
Link to story in the National Post:

12) New South Wales Transit Tcard Gets a Second Chance
Link to story on Webdiary:

13) Washington, DC Metro Pushes Upgrades of Electronic Fare Cards to 2010
Link to story in The Washington Post:


14) Michigan Sign Testing is More than Meets the Eye
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:


15) Once High-Tech, Head-Up Displays are Harder to Find in Cars and Trucks
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases
New Portable Navigation System To Feature Nissan's Carwings Service
2) TransCore Unveils RFID-based eZGo Anywhere Tag for National Interoperable Electronic Toll Collection
3) New Toll Transponder Fulfills Consumers' Desire for Driver Feedback

- Request for Proposals - Professional Consultant Services and ITS Technical Support to the RIDOT/TMC – Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
41st Annual Conference of the UTSG – January 5-7 – London

Today in Transportation History
2006 – The Grumman F-14 Tomcat jet was retired by the US Navy.

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