Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 24, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Cars are Getting Bossy When It Comes to High-Tech Safety
Link to story in USA Today:
Drivers Split on Crash-Avoidance Tech

2) New Jersey Governor Releases Seat Belt Public Service Announcement
Link to AP story and PSA:

3) Transbay Buses Get Free Internet Service
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to news release from AC Transit:

4) New York MTA to Test Smart Card Technology on City Buses
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:

5) Jacksonville, Florida ITS Master Plan Comes Together
Link to story in the Financial News & Daily Record:

6) Canada Steps Up Marine Security by Issuing New ID Cards to Port Workers
Link to CP story:

7) Finnair to Provide Messaging on Flights
Link to AP story:

8) Some Nissan Electronic Key Signals Erased by Cell Phones
Link to AP story:,1,5871171.story?coll=sns-ap-investing-headlines

9) Mapping Traffic Flow
New trafficking software will enable drivers to find the quickest route to their final destination.
Link to story in Technology Review:

10) Brittany Ferries Floats Online Self-Service Inquiry Service
Link to story in ComputerWeekly:

11) Wireless Internet on Amtrak?
Link to story on WCIA/WCFN-TV:

News Releases

1) Safety and Security is Coming to a LCD Monitor Near You on Washington State Ferries

2) Telematics Update Announces Winners of the 2007 International Telematics Awards

Upcoming Events
OceanTech Expo – September 5-7 – Providence, Rhode Island

Today in Transportation History
1899 – The first automobile parking garage in the US opens in Boston.


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