Friday, March 2, 2007

Friday, March 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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

1) The 411 on Michigan’s 511 Traffic Alerts
Link to column in The Detroit News:

2) Traffic Cameras in Birmingham, UK to be Used to Fight Crime
Link to story in The Birmingham Post:

3) Public Safety Bids Spur Spectrum Spat
Link to story on CNET News:

4) Commercial Traffic Across US-Mexican Border Moves Quicker with New Technology
Link to story on KFOX-TV:

5) New Technology to Reduce Traffic Accidents
Idaho Transportation Department demonstrates vehicle-intersection communication system.
Link to story and video report on KTRV-TV:

6) Cyprus Must Improve Air Traffic Controls, Says EuroControl
Link to story in the Financial Mirror:

7) Using Solar Power, Man Says He’s Made a Better Traffic Light
Link to story in The Dundalk Eagle:

8) Transit Customers Making the Move to Smart Cards
Link to story in Metro:

9) JetBlue’s Crisis Communications Planning - What You Didn’t Read About in Most Media Coverage
Link to interview in Crisis Manager:

10) News from ERTICO
- GST Gets Hands-On at Final Validation Workshop
- New Report from EuroRAP Reveals High-Risk Routes Across Europe

Upcoming Events
Vehicle Safety Summit Europe 2007 – May 14-15 – London

Friday Bonus
I’m not sure how effective this is in deterring car thieves, but it sure looks like it would be effective.

Today in Transportation History
1949 – The first streetlights to automatically light in the dark, were installed in New Milford, Connecticut.

March 4
1907 **100th anniversary** - Philadelphia’s Market Street Subway-Elevated line opened.


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