Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 11, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) For Air Controller, Terror Still Vivid Seven Years Later
Link to story in USA Today:

2) US Airlines Notify Passengers About TSA Advisory for Venezuelan Airports
Link to story in El Universal:
Link to news release from the Transportation Security Administration:

3) Martha’s Vineyard Airport May Allow Upscale Advertising
Link to story in The Martha’s Vineyard Times:
Link to proposal from Luxury Media Partners:

4) Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status of Systems Acquisition and the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

5) Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status of Key Issues Associated with the Transition to NextGen
Link to testimony from the US Government Accountability Office:


6) More Studies Sought Into License Plate Scanning Traffic Cameras in Queensland
Link to story in the Sunshine Coast Daily:


7) French Railway Trials USB Tickets
Link to story in Wired:


8) Tuskegee, Alabama to be First City in US to Deploy Changeable Street Signs
Link to story in The Tuskegee News:
Link to news release from Intellimesh Systems:

9) New Computer System Slowing Traffic at San Ysidro, California Border Crossing
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

10) Are Towns Really Safer Without Traffic Lights?
Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:


11) US Scans Incoming Air Cargo
Link to story in USA Today:

12) Speeding Curb: Pune, India Police Write to Colleges and Firms of Violators
Link to Express News Service story:

13) Canadian Maritime Provinces Looking at Regional Mobile Radio for Emergencies
Link to CP story:


14) Transit Signal Priority Research Tools
Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:

News Releases
Europe Seeks Global Partnerships for Air Traffic Management Modernization
2) Mentor Ranger Raises the Bar with Upgraded Features for Enhanced Mobile Computing3) Taxi Fleets Easily Accept and Deliver Paratransit Trips with IntelliRouter
4) TicketBiscuit Launches Ticketing System Built for Tourist Railroads
5) Air Canada and Spafax Canada Launch Entertainment and Shopping Portal
6) AT&T Bolsters Location-Based Services Portfolio with 'A-GPS' Network Deployment, New Navigation Offers

Upcoming Events
American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting & Expo – October 5-8 – San Diego

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - Air France flight 1611, en route from Corsica to Nice, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. All 95 people aboard were killed.

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