Friday, May 4, 2007

Friday, May 4, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 4, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Phones Studied as Attack Detector
Link to story in USA Today:

2) Virginia Officials Look Back at Crash to Learn
Link to story in The Free Lance-Star:

3) Federal Communications Commission: No Trucker TV in 2 GHz BAS/ENG Band
Link to story in TV Technology:
Link to FCC order:

4) New UK Web Site Measures Auto Manufacturers’ CO2 Performance
Link to story on just-auto:
Link to Clean Green Cars:

5) Iowa DOT Cameras Show Traffic Patterns
Link to story and video report on KCRG-TV:

6) Organizations Start Campaign Against Real ID
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

7) Beating Gridlock
Customized telephone road reports available in British Columbia.
Link to story in the South Delta Leader:
Link to additional information on Ekho Traffic:

8) US Automakers ‘Not Rushing to Commit’ to HD Radio
Link to story in Radio World:

9) How Smaller Transit Agencies Size Up Security System Needs
Link to story in Metro:

10) New Standards Updates (May 2007) Available on ITS Standards Web Site
Link to updates from US DOT:

News Releases

1) First Galileo Navigation Message Transmitted

2) AASHTO Launches Transportation Vision Web Site

3) Pennsylvania DOT Launches New Web Site to Inform Public About Transportation Needs, Solutions
Link to site:

4)'s Improved Park & Ride Lot Information Makes It Easier to Connect to BART

5) CIUT-FM Traffic Reports Have ‘Intelligence’ – University of Toronto students team with civil engineering department for up-to-date information

Upcoming Events
Connected Vehicle Conference – May 23 – Novi, Michigan

Friday Bonus
Highway engineer pranks.

Today in Transportation History
1989 – The Mount Macdonald Tunnel officially opens through Rogers Pass in British Columbia. It is the longest railway tunnel in the western hemisphere.


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