Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 27, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Big City, Bad Traffic, Great Warnings
Link to story in the National Post:

2) The Feds Focus on Tucson, Arizona Traffic Problems
Several proposals involve using ITS.
Link to story and video report on KVOA-TV:

3) Controversial Welsh Police Chief Resorts to Traffic Shock Tactics
Uses photo of decapitated motorcyclist to drive home his anti-speeding message. Also plans to use hidden speed cameras.
Link to story on ic Wales:

4) GPS Traffic Reports for Impatient Drivers
Link to CNET News story:

5) Real ID Creator: Law’s Been Misunderstood
Link to CNET News story:

6) Colorado Gets the Bug – WeatherBug
State is deploying a Web service that allows emergency management workers to view weather data overlaid on geographic information.
Link to story in Government Computer News:

7) Rosum: Taking GPS Indoors
A Silicon Valley startup is blazing new trails for Global Positioning System technology.
Link to story in BusinessWeek:

8) Automakers Still Not Tuned-In to HD Radio
Link to story on The Auto Channel:

News Releases

1) American Airlines Introduces txtSAAVER - Customers in Dallas/Fort Worth Can Now Receive Fare Specials Directly to Text-Enabled Cell Phones

Upcoming Events
IBTTA Violations Enforcement Summit – July 29-31 – Boston

- Request for Information – Internet-Based Video Distribution System – Maricopa County Department of Transportation

Friday Bonus
Which page of the MUTCD is this on?

Today in Transportation History
1936 – The United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America break away from the American Federation of Labor.


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