Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Dallas/Fort Worth, Shanghai Airports Sign Marketing Agreement
Airports will share information on subjects such as tourism, cargo, environmental issues, airport security, runway safety and operations.
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:

2) Airports Propose Biometric Framework
Link to story on


3) Harris Seeks Piece of $1 Billion GPS Job
Link to story in Florida Today:

4) Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for Turn-by-Turn Directions on the iPhone
Link to blog in InformationWeek:


5) Utah Officials Roll Out Public Education Plan to Encourage Alternative Transportation
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:
Link to TravelWise Utah:


6) India’s Central Railway has Its Own Way to Monitor Trains Without GPS
Link to story in The Times of India:


7) Ontario Cell Phone Ban Hits iPods
Link to story in the Toronto Star:

8) Emergency Response Official Credentials: Attaining Trust in Credentials Across Multiple Jurisdictions for Disaster Response and Recovery
Link to story in Smart Card Talk:


9) Transit Smart Cards Targeted for 2010 in Ottawa
Link to story in The Ottawa Citizen:

10) Ontario’s London Transit Leading High-Tech Transit Revolution
Link to story in The London Free Press:

11) South Korea Uses Web Technology to Boost Public Transit Use
Link to story in Government Technology:


12) Mobile TrafficTV Service Upgraded
Link to story in Mobile Entertainment:


13) Ford Hybrids’ Gauges Sprout Leaves, Highlight Fuel-Efficient Driving
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to news release from Ford:

News Releases
Raytheon Conducts High-Security Maritime Experiment with US Coast Guard Research and Development Center
2) NTSB Adds Restricted Cell Phone Use, EMS Safety to 2009 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements

Job Postings
- Economists – The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Third US–Asia Airport Issues Conference and Exposition – December 9-11 – Tamuning, Guam

Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - STS-95, carrying astronaut John Glenn, launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

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