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:

2) Port of Tacoma Safety Screeners Tackle Moving TargetsDevice to be tested will scan moving trains.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

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:

4) BART Considers Color-Coded Routes
Link to column in The Oakland Tribune:

5) $1 Billion on Horizon for Crisis Communications in US
Link to story on Stateline:

6) Wireless Device Issues I-5 Warnings
Link to story in the Herald:

7) Digital Mapping Captures Glasgow
Link to BBC News story:
Link to online map:

8) Harvard, BBN Use Streetlamps to Light Up Wireless Network
Link to story in CIO:

News Releases

1) Fully Automated Mobile Phone Toll Payment: Successful Trial for the Bosporus Bridge

2) New Traffic Information Service Developed by ICT Turku Oy

3) Technology Can Mitigate the Growing Problem of Traffic Gridlock

Upcoming Events
Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium – August 16-17 – Ames, Iowa

Today in Transportation History
1973 – Skylab is launched.


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