Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
Registration Still Open for ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition, June 1-3, National Harbor, Maryland
Join U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, members of Congress, and other transportation, technology, business and policy leaders at ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition – located just 15 minutes away from the nation’s capitol. If you are in the transportation industry, you cannot afford to miss this event. ITS America has put together an exciting program of nearly 100 educational and Congressional fact-finding sessions, opportunities to interact with members of Congress and senior government officials, 150,000 square feet of exhibits, tours of local ITS facilities and projects, a “City Streets” technology demonstration staged right outside of the convention center, and a closing reception and technology showcase in the new Capitol Hill Visitors Center. For more information on the program and to register, visit http://www.itsa.org/amregistration.html.
1) Boeing’s Ambitions Crushed Its Wi-Fi Project, Paving Way for Small Competitor
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:
2) Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Launches Mobile Phone Web Site
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:
3) Google Street View Trike Captures the Roads Less Driven
Link to story in Wired:
4) Miserable Commute? It’s Time to Vent
Web site created by Transportation for America wants an improved transportation system.
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to My Commute Sucks: http://www.mycommutesucks.org/
5) Web-Only Rail Discounts Condemned in UK
It is ‘unacceptable’ that low-cost rail fares are easily available only to those with Internet access, MPs say.
Link to BBC News story:
Link to report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee:
SAFETY / SECURITY
6) Airport Security Questioned
Privacy advocates: suspend ‘virtual strip search.’
Link to story and video on KMGH-TV:
Link to further information from the Electronic Privacy Information Center:
7) DC Metro ‘Flight Attendant’ Provides Safety Tips in Video
Link to story in Metro Magazine:
Link to video:
8) Feasibility Study on the Use of Personal GPS Devices in Paratransit
Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:
1) The European Payments Council and GlobalPlatform Sign MOU to Align Mobile Contactless Technology
- Transportation Specialist – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC
The Great American Trucking Show – August 20-22 – Dallas
Today in Transportation History
1934 **75th anniversary** - Police and striking Teamsters battled in Minneapolis during a general strike as a truck was attempting to unload.
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