Friday, February 2, 2007

Friday, February 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 2, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Radio System for London Tube is Agreed
The contract for a new digital radio system which will allow police officers to better communicate on the London Underground has been signed.
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release from Transport for London:

2) Senate Panel Concerned about Holes in US-VISIT
Department of Homeland Security criticized for having no RFID screening system in place, or even in development.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

3) Oyster Card for All London Trains
Link to story in the Evening Standard:
Link to news release from the Mayor of London:

4) States Say Call 911 on Drunken Drivers
Link to AP story:

5) E-Toll International Cooperation Still on Between Czech Republic and Austria
Link to story in the Czech Business Weekly:

6) Lights, Cameras…
Brainerd , Minnesota taking action to help manage traffic through intelligent transportation system.
Link to story in the Brainerd Dispatch:

7) "Groundhogs": More Bad Traffic
In-road wireless sensors gather traffic information in Sarasota County, Florida.
Link to story in the Herald-Tribune:

8) See the Sites. from A to Z
As travelers spend billions online, Internet options keep growing.
Link to article in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

9) February Edition of Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Rail Employees at US's Largest Rail Yard to Confidentially Report 'Close Calls' Under New Federal Rail Safety Pilot Project

2) California Department of Motor Vehicles Unveils "Driving Change" Marketing Campaign, New Web Site

3) Amtrak Makes digEplayer Available for Rental Aboard Trains

Upcoming Events
3GSM World Congress – February 12-15 – Barcelona

Friday Bonus
A special insight into those engineers you work with.

Today in Transportation History
1967 **40th anniversary** - A logo for the US Department of Transportation is selected. It was designed by FAA employee James M. Ashworth and his family.


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