Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 21, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Hawaiian-Language Greetings Begin at Honolulu Airport

Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

2) Clumsy Software Holds Up Chennai Airport Cargo

Link to article in The Times of India:

3) New US Air Force Deployable Air Traffic Control System Program Taking Shape

Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:


4) GPS Device Sorts Out Metro Manila Highway Mess

Link to article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:


5) Automated Life Jacket Detection Enhances Search and Rescue Operations

Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:


6) Wrong-Way Drivers Have Researchers Scrambling for Prevention Measures

Link to story and video on WOAI-TV:


7) Manhattan Subway Station First in City to Get Wi-Fi Cell Service

Link to article on

8) China in London Tube Phone Network Bid

Link to Press Association article:

9) Whatcom Transportation Authority Plans to Launch Online Trip-Planning Software this Spring

Link to article in The Bellingham Herald:


10) Wisconsin Road Conditions Web Site Hampered by Heavy Traffic

Link to article in The Capital Times:

Wisconsin 511 site:

11) TrafficTalk Service Drives into Local DC-Area Commutes

Link to column in The Frederick News-Post:


12) BMW Names New Sub-Brand to Market Its Battery-Powered Cars

Cars will have computers on board that can be loaded with applications.

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to video from BMW announcing BMW i:

News Releases

1) West Penn Allegheny Health System Creates First-of-Its-Kind Smart Phone App for Emergency Medical Services Professionals

2) Metro-North Railroad is Going CooCoo – Train Schedules Available Via Text Message

3) Search Airport Parking Launches Mobile Web Site

Upcoming Events

6th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – March 5-7 – Algarve, Portugal

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The US and Japan signed the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation. The treaty remained in effect until 1939.


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