Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Google Mashup Helps You Avoid Traffic Backups
The search engine giant debuts a new add-on to its Google Maps application for a handful of metro areas.
Link to story in InformationWeek:
Link to Google Maps:

2) Further Testing Delays UK Rail Communication System Arrival Time
Link to story in Computing:

3) Satellite Toll-Paying System Demonstrated in Hungary
Link to story in The Budapest Sun:

4) Czech Toll System to be 80% Satellite
Link to story in the Prague Daily Monitor:

5) Land Transport New Zealand Criticized for Road Signs Policy
Agency criticized over restrictions on the use of Maori words on traffic signs.
Link to New Zealand Press Association story:

6) Insurer Will Offer Free Cameras to Let Parents’ See Teens Bad Driving Habits
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

7) “Black Boxes” to be Added to BC Ferries
Link to Canadian Press story:

8) Ads on Board
Advertisers look to heavens to get messages off the ground.
Link to story in the Rocky Mountain News:,2777,DRMN_23912_5380754,00.html

9) Automakers Push Technology in New Models
Link to story on MarketWatch:

10) Caltrans Braced for Disaster
Agency has contingency plans ready if major bridge is damaged.
Link to story in the Record Searchlight:

11) Site to Offer Truly Local Weather Maps
Link to AP story:
Link to interactive weather map from The Weather Channel:

12) Systems Engineering for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

News Releases

1) Research Analysis: Driver Assistance Technologies Coming Despite Driver Apathy

2) TrafficCast International Dynaflow Traffic Models Validated for Real-Time Speed and Flow Data

3) Tele Atlas Commissions J.D. Power and Associates to Conduct Digital Map Accuracy Study

4) Orange County, Florida Partnership Nets Big Exposure for 511

Upcoming Events
ITS Midwest 2007 Annual Meeting – March 21-22 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History
1827 **180th anniversary** - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is chartered.


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