Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 26, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU Demands Progress on Galileo
Link to AP story:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4751143.html

2) Giving Up Control
US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head says drivers are hesitant to let safety systems control cars.
Link to story in AutoWeek:
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070426/FREE/70425018/1528

3) Scientists Predict Next Solar Cycle Peak
Increase in sunspots could affect GPS and airliner communications.
Link to AP story:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Solar-Cycle.html (free registration required)

4) Communication Nets Communication System
Agreement to construct cell towers in the environmentally sensitive Adirondacks developed when all parties saw the same priority.
Link to story in The Press Republican:
http://www.pressrepublican.com/0100_news/local_story_116020646.html

5) US Department of Homeland Security: Technology Gaps Slowing Port Security Effort
Link to story from CongressDaily:
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=36724&dcn=todaysnews

6) Pay Now, Drive Later: It's Latest in Toll TechnologyLink to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/transportation/313126_tolls26.html

7) Trafficking in Technology
Pennsylvania DOT's Philadelphia regional office is home to a giant video screen showing road conditions in the area.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/chester/nabes/20070426_Trafficking_in_technology.html

8) Bermuda Taxi Firm’s License Suspended for ‘Not Using GPS’
Link to story in the Bermuda Sun:
http://www.bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=33495&TM=8699.955


News Releases

1) Configurable Automotive Displays are Popular with Engineers as Well as Drivers
http://www.abiresearch.com/abiprdisplay.jsp?pressid=847

2) Boeing Demonstrates Key GPS III Features in Critical Program Review
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2007/q2/070426c_nr.html


Upcoming Events
2007 Annual ITS Tri-Chapter Information Exchange Summit (ITS-PA, ITS-MD ITS-VA) – July 11 – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
http://itspennsylvania.com/Portals/0/Save%20the%20Date.pdf


Today in Transportation History
1954 – Pullman Standard introduces its version of piggyback service with truck trailers loaded onto railcars.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,806900-1,00.html

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