Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 12, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Florida DOT Rolls Out New 511 Traffic Tool
Link to story and video report on WBBH-TV:

2) Patent Suit Hits GPS Giants
The next big market for GPS systems—real-time traffic information—is headed to court.
Link to story in Electronic News:

3) Priority Bus Green Lights Scrapped in Sydney
Link to story in the Brisbane Times:

4) Dutch Justice Department to Remove Speed Cameras Which Don’t Contribute to Traffic Safety
Link to story on Expatica:

5) Boston T to Roll Out New Maps to Boost Use of Its Buses
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

6) Feds Want Warning Sign Removed
Sign which warns drivers headed for a dangerous mountain pass is in federal right-of-way.
Link to story and video report on KOMO-TV:

7) Tennessee DOT to Expand Reach of Highway Advisory Radio System in Nashville Area
Link to story in The Tennessean:

8) Digital Cartographer Tele Atlas Plans to Bring Its Mobile Mapping Vans to Asia
Link to AP story:

9) Transportation Security: TSA Has Made Progress in Implementing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program, but Challenges Remain
Link to US Government Accountability Office testimony:

10) Reference Location Sign Study – Phase I
Link to report from the I-95 Corridor Coalition:
Link to executive summary:

News Releases

1) National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Says Technology Will Provide Next Big Push in Highway Safety

2) Washington State DOT Tracking Movement of 100-Ton Expansion Joint to Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Link to GPS tracking site:

3) Queensland Adds Traffic Cameras to Web

4) VII Technology Showcase Demonstrations – ITS America and Members Take VII Technologies on the Road

5) Egypt, US Work Together to Reduce Traffic Deaths - Education for young and old alike seen as a key to greater road safety

Upcoming Events
Sensors Expo & Conference – June 11-13 – Rosemont, Illinois

Today in Transportation History
1961 – The Soviet Union puts the first person into space with the launch of Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1.


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