Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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


1) EU Begins Developing New Air Traffic System
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the European Commission:
Link to memo from the European Commission:

2) Media: Probe of 2006 Brazil Plane Crash Points to Transponder
Link to AP story:

3) The Power of Enterprise GIS
Link to story in Airport Business:$24016

4) In-Flight Psychology: Entertainment and the ‘Illusion of Control’
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:


5) GPS May Support Speeding Ticket
Link to story in The Press Democrat:


6) A Small Device Could Have Averted Mumbai Attack
Low-cost alarm system on fishing boats could have alerted authorities.
Link to story in The Economic Times:


7) Presentations from Polis (European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions) Conference Online
Link to presentations:
Link to first edition of NICHES+ newsletter:


8) New Publications from US DOT
- Value Pricing Pilot Program: Lessons Learned
- Lessons Learned from International Experience in Congestion Pricing


9) Group Sues US Government to Release Info on Phone Use in Traffic Deaths
Link to story in The Examiner:

10) International Trusted Traveler Program Ramps Up in US
Link to story on SecureIDNews:

11) Adoption of Multiband Radio Technology Advocated to Improve and Enhance First Responder Communications
Link to story in Government Technology:


12) Scotland Transport Bosses in High-Tech Transit Ticket Study
Link to story in the Evening Express:


13) Spokane Commute Information Available Online
Link to story in The Spokesman-Review:
Link to Spokane’s Regional Transportation Management Center:

14) Makeover for Dutch Weather Channel
Channel being rebranded Weer & Verkeer (weather and traffic) with addition of traffic information.
Link to story in Broadband TV News:
Link to Weer & Verkeer site: (in Dutch)


15) US Justice Department Issues RFI for National Vehicle Title System
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to Request for Information:

16) A High-Tech Alert System for Motorcycles
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to additional information from Honda:
Link to additional information on the Car 2 Car Communication Consortium:

News Releases
In-Car Green Technologies: Chassis and Telematics Systems Compete with Advanced Engine Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Upcoming Events
ANDINATRAFFIC 2008 – February 23-24 – Bogotá, Columbia (in Spanish)

Today in Transportation History
1908 **100th anniversary** - John A. Volpe, the first administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and second US Secretary of Transportation, was born.

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