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:

2) SEPTA’s Nerve Center Tracks Trains, Buses by the Minute
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

3) Davenport, Iowa Seeks Refunds from Traffic Camera Vendors
Link to story on WHBF-TV:

4) Alaska Airlines Web Site Might Have Been a Bit Too Candid
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

5) Amtrak Offering Tickets Through Cell Phones
Link to story on Digital Trends:
Link to Amtrak news release:

6) Delaware Creates “No DUI” Stickers
Link to story in The News Journal:

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:

8) Incident Management is Everyone’s Business
Link to commentary by Tennessee Transportation Commissioner, Gerald Nicely in The Chattanoogan:

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:

10) Calculated Risk
Coast Guard’s Chris Kluckhuhn started under the radar on vessel-tracking system.
Link to story in Government Computing News:

11) Working Without Wires
Municipal Wi-Fi is coming. Government employees, not citizens, may be the biggest users.
Link to article in Governing:

12) New Web Site Promotes Ontario Highway Campaign
Link to story in The Sault Star:
Link to 4Lane17:

News Releases

1) Canada and Ontario Invest in New Technology to Keep Border Traffic Moving Smoothly

2) Grosse Ile Bridge Company to Provide Afternoon Traffic Reports

3) Telematics Market Set to Flourish Says a New Report from

Upcoming Events
2007 China-US Conference on Disaster Management – August 1-4 – Beijing

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.


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