Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Study Finds Airport Wi-Fi is Unprotected
Link to story and video on KING-TV:

2) IATA Reiterates Cost Warning on 'Inefficient' Middle East Airspace
Link to story in Air Transport Intelligence:


3) RFID System to Monitor Bangkok Buses, Taxis
Link to story in The Nation:


4) Upgrade to Digital Beacons Urged for Boaters, Fliers
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:


5) Weather Channel Addicts, Meet Snowplow Sites
Officials in Washington, DC and Maryland have Web pages where citizens can track snowplows in real-time.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to DDOT Snow Response Reporting System:
Link to Howard County Snowplow Tracker:


6) Illinois Tollways Will be Free of Rod Blagojevich's Name, Lt. Governor Promises
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2666469.story


7) Kentucky Court Will Hear Appeal by Amish Over Safety Triangles on Buggies
Link to story in The Courier-Journal:

8) Georgia Public Safety Radio Network Years in the Making
Link to story in Government Technology:

9) Graphic, Bloody Billboards Push Safe Driving
Link to story on WXII-TV:

10) Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect US Airspace
Link to US Government Accountability Office report:


11) $8.2 Million Transit Plan Aims to Attract Riders with New Colors
Link to story in Inside Tucson Business:

12) Atheist Transit Ads Spark Calgary Debate
Link to UPI story:
Link to Canadian Atheist Bus Campaign site:

13) Trial Success for Mobile Tickets in UK
Link to story in Computing:


14) Virginia DOT Traffic Operations Center in Staunton Monitors Roadways
Link to story and video on WHSV-TV:

15) Traffic Down to Mile, Minute
New online maps show congestion levels throughout the day in Chicago.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,4154249.story
Link from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning:

16) Honk if You Zone Out During Traffic Reports
Link to story in Inside Jersey:

News Releases
Port Authority Introduces Interactive Map for Stewart International Airport, Providing Extensive Airport Information, Regional Attractions and Activities
2) Delta Reinstates Pilot Aviation Safety Action Program
3) FAA Welcomes Return of Delta’s Aviation Safety Action Program
4) NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 283 People in 2008
5) North Carolina 511 Exceeds One Million Calls in 2008

Upcoming Events
ACI-NA Operations and Technical Affairs Conference – March 15-18 – San Diego

Today in Transportation History
1964 **45th anniversary** - The 100th flight of the X-15 was made at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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