Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

The TCN is More Than Just News!

Job listings, RFIs, RFPs, events…all can be posted for free in the Transportation Communications Newsletter. As a service to the transportation industry I’m happy to include notices that go out to over 5,800 readers of the TCN. Just a few things are needed. First, the item should have some relationship to both transportation and communications (ITS---yes, paving project---no). Second, I need a link where additional information can be found since all the necessary detail can’t be included in the TCN.

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1) Hawaii Crash Data Won’t Stay a State Secret
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

2) Iowa Senate Puts Brakes on Red Light Camera Ban for Now
Link to story in the Quad-City Times:

3) Smarter Cars Could Mean Safer Roads
Link to story in the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

4) Caltrans Seeks to Speed Up Crash Cleanups
State officials, who want to cut in half the 3-hour average time it takes to clear roads after accidents, sponsor a brainstorming meeting.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,1,5484456.story?coll=la-headlines-california

5) Motorway Data Set for Revamp
UK Highways Agency will cut congestion using real-time information.
Link to story in Computing:

6) New Florida SunGuide Center Controls More Electronic Signs
Link to story and video report on WTSP-TV:

7) New Control System May Boost Artic Air Traffic
Link to AP story:

8) Solar Bursts May Threaten GPS
Link to AP story:

9) Russia Challenges US on Satellite Navigation
Link to story from The New York Times:

10) US Transportation Security Administration RFI Seek Input on New Airport Security System
Link to story in Government Computer News:

11) Wherefore Art Thou?
The federal Real ID program will require major work on back-end systems. Link to story in Government Computer News:

12) Wi-Fi Bus Ride
The Colorado Springs Transit Services Division works to enhance Wi-Fi for its commuters.
Link to story in Government Technology:

13) Railway Tickets on Your Phone in the UK
Project moves to phase 2 with passengers now able to scan their own phones at ticket gates.
Link to story in Wireless Week:

14) South Africa Traffic Data Goes Online from Mid-April
Link to South African Broadcasting Corporation story:,2172,146631,00.html

News Releases

1) MyWeather Solves the Traffic Puzzle - Online traffic product combines weather and traffic information

Upcoming Events
79th Annual American Association of Airport Executives Conference and Exposition – June 10-13 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History
1933 – The dirigible Akron crashes off the coast of New Jersey killing 74 people.


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