Monday, May 7, 2007

Monday, May 7, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 7, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Coordination, Communication Key to Rebuilding Fire-Damaged Highway Interchange in California
Link to commentary in the Contra Costa Times:
http://www.contracostatimes.com/columns/ci_5826596

2) SEPTA’s Nerve Center Tracks Trains, Buses by the Minute
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070505_SEPTAs_nerve_center_tracks_trains__buses_by_the_minute.html

3) Davenport, Iowa Seeks Refunds from Traffic Camera Vendors
Link to story on WHBF-TV:
http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=6475691&nav=0zGo

4) Alaska Airlines Web Site Might Have Been a Bit Too Candid
Link to story in The Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003695098_sundaybuzz06.html

5) Amtrak Offering Tickets Through Cell Phones
Link to story on Digital Trends:
http://news.digitaltrends.com/article12922.html
Link to Amtrak news release:
http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Copy/News_Release_Page&c=am2Copy&cid=1178240116611&ssid=180

6) Delaware Creates “No DUI” Stickers
Link to story in The News Journal:
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070506/NEWS/705060337/-1/NEWS01

7) Bus 2.0
From Boston to Brazil, city planners and transportation gurus are reimagining the possibilities of the humble motorbus, using high-tech “smart mobility.”
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/05/06/bus_20/

8) Incident Management is Everyone’s Business
Link to commentary by Tennessee Transportation Commissioner, Gerald Nicely in The Chattanoogan:
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_106937.asp

9) The Coolest Thing Since Going There
Google Earth is turning into one heck of a travel tool (and it's a blast to play with).
Link to story in Budget Travel:
http://www.budgettravelonline.com/bt-dyn/content/article/2007/03/26/AR2007032600704.html?referrer=email&referrer=email&referrer=email&referrer=email

10) Calculated Risk
Coast Guard’s Chris Kluckhuhn started under the radar on vessel-tracking system.
Link to story in Government Computing News:
http://www.gcn.com/print/26_10/44231-1.html

11) Working Without Wires
Municipal Wi-Fi is coming. Government employees, not citizens, may be the biggest users.
Link to article in Governing:
http://www.governing.com/articles/5wifi.htm

12) New Web Site Promotes Ontario Highway Campaign
Link to story in The Sault Star:
http://www.saultstar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentID=495605&catname=Local+News
Link to 4Lane17:
http://www.4lane17.com


News Releases

1) Canada and Ontario Invest in New Technology to Keep Border Traffic Moving Smoothly
http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2007/07-h080e.htm

2) Grosse Ile Bridge Company to Provide Afternoon Traffic Reports
http://gibc.typepad.com/toll_bridge_facts/news_and_commentary/index.html

3) Telematics Market Set to Flourish Says a New Report from ReportBuyer.com
http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/17528/


Upcoming Events
2007 China-US Conference on Disaster Management – August 1-4 – Beijing
http://www.globalinteractions.org/2007-events-programs/disaster-management.aspx


Today in Transportation History
1915 – The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland. Over 1,200 people died.
http://www.lusitania.net/

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