Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 14, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Smarter Cars, Fewer Deaths
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117781748693586102.html

2) Port of Tacoma Safety Screeners Tackle Moving TargetsDevice to be tested will scan moving trains.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=portsecurity12m&date=20070512

3) Smart Motoring Saves Driving Time
A study by motoring organizations showed that by using technology to avoid congested routes a daily commuter could save up to one hour per week.
Link to BBC News video report and story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6654977.stm

4) BART Considers Color-Coded Routes
Link to column in The Oakland Tribune:
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_5889003

5) $1 Billion on Horizon for Crisis Communications in US
Link to story on Stateline:
http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=205298

6) Wireless Device Issues I-5 Warnings
Link to story in the Herald:
http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/05/14/100loc_b2streetsmarts001.cfm

7) Digital Mapping Captures Glasgow
Link to BBC News story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6651775.stm
Link to online map:
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/urbanmodel

8) Harvard, BBN Use Streetlamps to Light Up Wireless Network
Link to story in CIO:
http://www.cio.com/article/108413/


News Releases

1) Fully Automated Mobile Phone Toll Payment: Successful Trial for the Bosporus Bridge
http://www.vitronic.de/en/vitronic/company/news/single/artikel/fully-automated-mobile-phone-toll-payment-brsuccessful-trial-for-the-bosphorus-bridge/

2) New Traffic Information Service Developed by ICT Turku Oy
http://www.kauppalehti.fi/4/i/eng/releases/press_release.jsp?selected=other&oid=20070501/11791406767080&lang=EN

3) Technology Can Mitigate the Growing Problem of Traffic Gridlock
http://www.govtech.net/digitalcommunities/story.php?id=105448


Upcoming Events
Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium – August 16-17 – Ames, Iowa
http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/events/midcon2007/


Today in Transportation History
1973 – Skylab is launched.
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/skylab/skylab.htm

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