Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) As Technology Emerges, so Does the Dashboard Snitch
Link to story from the Los Angeles Times:


2) News from ERTICO – ITS Europe
- SISTER Holds Special Session at ITS World Congress
- SatNEx General Assembly

3) Articles from Intellimotion
- Tools for Operations Planning: The TOPL Project (page 3)
- Automated Bus for Bus Rapid Transit Debuts on City Street (page 6)


4) Indiana’s Upcoming Anti-DUI Ad Campaign Will Include MySpace Blitz
Link to story in the Pantagraph:


5) Massive Revamp for York Station
Historic rail station will get automatic ticket barriers, new electronic information boards and additional CCTV cameras.
Link to story in The Press:


6) Report: Officials Mishandled Security Breach at Florida Airport
Homeland Security Administration Inspector General says Transportation Security Administration wasn’t properly notified of a possible security threat.
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to report:

7) US Department of Homeland Security Seeks Radical Ways to Detect Dangerous Cargo
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

8) Cell Phones in Yellowstone?
Link to story from the Los Angeles Times:,0,2807940.story
Link to Yellowstone Wireless Communications Services Plan:


9) Radio Station for Tourists Hits the Airwaves in New Zealand
Station uses GPS to provide location-specific information.
Link to story on FourCorners:
Link to additional information from Tourism Radio:


10) Center City Portals
Graphic system designed to help visitors and first-time riders use Philadelphia’s transit systems.
Link to story in Center City Digest: (page 4)

News Releases
Inaugural Class for ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame Announced at ITS America’s Annual Meeting
2) European Space Ministers Give Green Light to New Programs, Including those Involving Air Traffic Management and Navigation

Upcoming Events
The International Emergency Management Society 2009 Conference and Workshop – June 9-11 – Istanbul

Friday Bonus
If you think the charge for a pillow and blanket on an airliner is outrageous, wait until Mr. Smith sees how much this costs!

Today in Transportation History
1703 **305th anniversary** - The first Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed during the Great Storm of 1703.

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1 comment:

Ed Kohler said...

I could see GPS data coming into play in divorce cases.