Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 6, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) A Scramble to Add Air Traffic Controllers
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) Orlando International Airport Tower's Air Controllers' Inexperience is a Cause for Concern
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,3446929.story


3) Challenging Times for Bus Rapid Transit System in Johannesburg
Link to story in Engineering News:


4) Cameras Sought for Louisiana Railroad Crossings
Link to AP story:


5) London Boats to Take Oyster Card as Mayor Promotes Thames
Link to Bloomberg News story:


6) North Korean Missile Launch Sends Officials Rushing Into Action
Air traffic, maritime vessels quickly advised.
Link to story in The Yomiuri Shimbun:

7) Information and Communications Technologies and Climate Change: Problem or Solution?
Link to story on EurActiv:


8) Airport Face Scanners ‘Cannot Tell the Difference Between Osama bin Laden and Winona Ryder’
Link to story in the Telegraph:

9) US DOT Aggregates Hazmat Reporting
Link to story in Government Computer News:


10) MTA Online - How the New York City Subway Transit System Uses the Internet and Social Media
Link to interview with Diane Chehab on Maketing.FM:

11) NBC in Transit Launches in New York, New Jersey
News and entertainment will air on PATH trains and stations.
Link to story in The Hollywood Reporter:

News Releases
Inrix Delivers Real-Time Access to 10,000 Traffic Cameras
2) Research and Markets: Navigation to Boost European Passenger Vehicle Telematics and Infotainment Market Growth in the Short to Medium-Term

Upcoming Events
2009 The Future of Tolling: ORT and the Path to Interoperability – June 14-16 – Tampa, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - Robert Perry and Matthew Henson claimed to have been the first to reach the North Pole.

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