Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport Consortium Works on Developing Industry Standard for Biometric Access Control

Link to article in Security Technology Executive:

2) Airline Industry Gets Smarter with Bags

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

3) Web Site Helps Travelers Avoid Ground Transportation Scams at Airports

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:

Link to site:


4) Maryland Drivers Catch on Fast When a Speed Camera Goes Up

Link to article in The Washington Post:


5) US Senators, Associated Press Want More Government Info Made Public

FAA’s reluctance to release bird strike database cited as example.

Link to AP story:

6) School Bus Radio Program Plays Its Last Tune

Link to article in U.S. News & World Report:


7) Distracted Driving ‘a Menace to Society’

Link to AP article:

8) Emergency Preparedness: Improved Planning and Coordination Necessary for Modernization and Integration of Public Alert and Warning System

Link to GAO report: (testimony) (results of survey)


9) Massachusetts to Hold Transportation Conference, Developers Challenge

Link to article in Mass High Tech:

10) Edmonton Transit Control Center Monitors Delays, Crime

Link to article in Metro Edmonton:

11) Iowa System Offers Paratransit Riders Cell Phones

Link to article in Metro Magazine:


12) Aha Mobile Launches New Version of Traffic and Road Entertainment iPhone App

Link to article on TechCrunch:


13) An iPhone Gets Zipcar Drivers on Their Way

Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

1) Washington State DOT Installs Infrared Traffic Cameras at Snoqualmie Pass for Nighttime Viewing

2) New iPhone Application Promotes Traffic Safety

3) Norfolk Southern's Focuses on the Benefits of Partnerships and Rail Corridors

4) Halmstad University wins the CVIS Application Innovation Contest

5) Chicago Transit Authority Launches Searchable Vendor Database Via Web Site

6) Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Alliance Presents Recommendations at DOT Distracted Driving Summit

7) EC Takes Action to Make Urban Travel Greener, Better Organized and More User-Friendly

8) Technology Demonstration Participants Sought for 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

Upcoming Events

People Tracking and Location 2009 – December 2-3 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History

1949 **60th anniversary** - The Berlin Airlift officially came to an end.


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