Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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


1) FAA and US Airways Move Closer to ADS-B Trials in Philadelphia
Link to story in Air Transport Intelligence:

2) Israel's 'Code Positive' Pilot Identification System Goes Operational in April
Link to story in Flight International:

3) Jamaica Airport Lifts Employee Cell Phone Ban
Link to story in The Jamaica Observer:


4) Ecco GPS Clips to Your Keys, Finds Your Car
Link to story in PC Magazine:,2817,2338868,00.asp


5) Smart Card Functions to be Expanded in Taiwan
Link to story in The China Post:


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:

7) Documents Now Available from US DOT
- System Requirement Specification for the I-15 Integrated Corridor Management System (ICMS) in San Diego, California
- Traffic Signal Timing Manual


8) The When, Where, Why of Road Accidents
The TRACE project is studying traffic accident causation in Europe.
Link to story on ScienceDaily:

9) The Next Generation Electronic Passport
Link to story in SecureIDNews:


10) Consumer Telematics is Best of 2009 CES – An Overview
Link to story in Telematics Update:


11) Tube Emergency Radio Operational in London
Link to BBC News story:

12) Google Maps Launches Transit Layer for Over 50 Cities
Link to story on WebProNews:
Link to announcement from Google:


13) Real-Time System Management Information Program
Link to notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from the Federal Highway Administration:

14) Want Road Conditions? Click on New Mexico DOT’s Upgraded Web Site
Link to story in the New Mexico Business Weekly:
Link to site:


15) Cars Now Doing a Lot of Talking – and Safer Driving
Link to story in Investor’s Business Daily:

News Releases
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

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise killed over 20 crewmembers .

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