Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 8, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Navigation System Fails to Ease Air Traffic Congestion at Mumbai Airport
Link to story in The Indian Express:

2) Arizona Predator Drone Being Used to Map Hurricane Damage
Link to AP story:

3) Miwok Airways Flight Booking System
Small airline will allow you to check who else is flying and will tie into Facebook.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1498034.story


4) Photo Enforcement Vans More Effective than Signs, Police Cars, University of Illinois Study Says
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,867270.column


5) 7,000 in Taiwan Misuse Electronic Toll System
Link to story in The China Post:


6) Russia Says GLONASS to Fly 30 Satellites by 2011
Link to story in GPS World:


7) Two Reports Available from the Federal Transit Administration
- Evaluation of Transit Applications of Advanced Parking Management Systems - Independent Verification and Validation of Washington State Ferries' Wireless High-Speed Data Project


8) Indian Railway Stations Will Have New GPS-Based Digital Clocks
Link to story on Zee News:

9) Simpler Rail Ticketing Introduced in UK
Link to BBC News story:


10) Queensland Police Check Mobile Phone Records of Those in Crashes
Link to story in the Sunday Mail:,23739,24303621-3102,00.html

11) Federal Communications Commission Plans New Auction for First Responder Airwaves
Link to story in The Washington Post:

12) Orchestrating Safety in Disasters
State and local officials on the front lines of emergency management look for assistance from new technology and the feds.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

13) The Time is Now for Emergency Management
Demand and funding grow for better communications, information sharing and tighter command structures, but challenges remain.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

14) Literature Search: Assessment of State of the Practice and State of the Art in Evacuation Transportation Management
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:


15) Driving the Future of In-Vehicle ICT
Link to story on ICT Results:


16) Bus of Future Rolled Out for First Test Drive
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:


17) AirSage CEO Seeks Traffic Answers in Technology
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

18) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Gets Support for Traffic Radio Station Franchise
Link to story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

19) More Cameras Popping Up in Palm Beach County, Florida to Monitor, Control Traffic
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,3571597.story


20) Honda Launches Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering
Link to story on just-auto:

News Releases
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority Employs Innovation in Traffic Forecasting
2) Abertis Airports Launches a New Web Site with Information on Its International Network of Airports
3) Navigon, Clear Channel Extend Highly Successful Total Traffic Network Relationship
4) IndigoVision IP Video Enhances Hong Kong Traffic Surveillance
5) iPhone Hits the Road with Avego's Shared Transport Application
Travelers Marketing Coordinates a Multi-City Free Toll Promotion to Spread the Word about TNT’s New Drama Raising the Bar
7) Arinc’s SKYLink Broadband Service for Business Jets Launches New Caribbean Coverage
8) Traffic-Enabled Navigation Systems on the Rise
9) Volvo Cars and the Swedish National Road Administration in Joint Offensive Against Traffic Accidents

Upcoming Events
Smart Ticketing and Transport Conference – October 6-7 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
1923 **85th anniversary** - Nine US Navy destroyers ran aground at Honda Point, California. Seven ships were lost and twenty-three people died.

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