Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA and US Airways Move Closer to ADS-B Trials in Philadelphia
Link to story in Air Transport Intelligence:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/01/13/321028/faa-and-us-airways-move-closer-to-ads-b-trials-in-philadelphia.html

2) Israel's 'Code Positive' Pilot Identification System Goes Operational in April
Link to story in Flight International:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/01/14/321012/israels-code-positive-pilot-identification-system-goes-operational-in.html

3) Jamaica Airport Lifts Employee Cell Phone Ban
Link to story in The Jamaica Observer:
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20090113T210000-0500_144803_OBS_MBJ_AIRPORTS_LIFTS_EMPLOYEE_CELLPHONE_BAN_.asp

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Ecco GPS Clips to Your Keys, Finds Your Car
Link to story in PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338868,00.asp

OTHER

5) Smart Card Functions to be Expanded in Taiwan
Link to story in The China Post:
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia/b-taiwan/2009/01/14/191881/Smart-card.htm

ROADWAYS

6) Sign of the Times: The Inescapable Presence of a Towering Message Board has Some Frontenac, Missouri Residents Seeing Red
Link to story in the Riverfront Times:
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2009-01-14/news/sign-of-the-times-the-inescapable-presence-of-a-towering-message-board-on-highway-40-has-some-frontenac-residents-seeing-red/

7) Documents Now Available from US DOT
- System Requirement Specification for the I-15 Integrated Corridor Management System (ICMS) in San Diego, California
http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov/JPODOCS//REPTS_TE/14424.htm
- Traffic Signal Timing Manual
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop08024/index.htm

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) The When, Where, Why of Road Accidents
The TRACE project is studying traffic accident causation in Europe.
Link to story on ScienceDaily:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090114141656.htm

9) The Next Generation Electronic Passport
Link to story in SecureIDNews:
http://www.secureidnews.com/2009/01/14/the-next-generation-electronic-passport

TELEMATICS

10) Consumer Telematics is Best of 2009 CES – An Overview
Link to story in Telematics Update:
http://social.telematicsupdate.com/content/consumer-telematics-best-2009-ces-overview

TRANSIT

11) Tube Emergency Radio Operational in London
Link to BBC News story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7826988.stm

12) Google Maps Launches Transit Layer for Over 50 Cities
Link to story on WebProNews:
http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/01/13/google-maps-launches-transit-layer-for-over-50-cities
Link to announcement from Google:
http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-ways-to-get-around-with-transit.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Real-Time System Management Information Program
Link to notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from the Federal Highway Administration:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-392.htm

14) Want Road Conditions? Click on New Mexico DOT’s Upgraded Web Site
Link to story in the New Mexico Business Weekly:
http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2009/01/12/story4.html?b=1231736400%5E1758712
Link to site: http://www.nmroads.com/

VEHICLES

15) Cars Now Doing a Lot of Talking – and Safer Driving
Link to story in Investor’s Business Daily:
http://www.investors.com/editorial/IBDArticles.asp?artsec=17&issue=20090113


News Releases
1)
The Washington Post Provides Inauguration Transit Alerts for DC Visitors, Residents Using Mobile Devices
2) United Airlines to Offer Gogo Inflight Internet Service on p.s. Transcontinental Flights Between New York and California


Upcoming Events
Transit Association of South Carolina Conference and Trade Show – February 8-11 – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
http://www.go-tasc.org/Annual%20Conference.htm


Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise killed over 20 crewmembers
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/uss-enterprise-1969-fire/2687653969 .

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