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:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-05-24-active-safety-features_N.htm
Drivers Split on Crash-Avoidance Tech
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-05-24-drivers-saftey-features_N.htm

2) New Jersey Governor Releases Seat Belt Public Service Announcement
Link to AP story and PSA:
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/497256.php?contentType=4&contentId=535762

3) Transbay Buses Get Free Internet Service
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/24/BABADIGEST5.DTL
Link to news release from AC Transit:
http://www.actransit.org/news/articledetail.wu?articleid=5c933dca&PHPSESSID=132495abe695c5a04002d0f6b4c7112f

4) New York MTA to Test Smart Card Technology on City Buses
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=69990

5) Jacksonville, Florida ITS Master Plan Comes Together
Link to story in the Financial News & Daily Record:
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=47623

6) Canada Steps Up Marine Security by Issuing New ID Cards to Port Workers
Link to CP story:
http://www.cjad.com/node/533091

7) Finnair to Provide Messaging on Flights
Link to AP story:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18825871/

8) Some Nissan Electronic Key Signals Erased by Cell Phones
Link to AP story:
http://www.latimes.com/business/investing/wire/sns-ap-nissan-key-problem,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:
http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/18774/

10) Brittany Ferries Floats Online Self-Service Inquiry Service
Link to story in ComputerWeekly:
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2007/05/23/224026/brittany-ferries-floats-online-self-service-enquiry.htm

11) Wireless Internet on Amtrak?
Link to story on WCIA/WCFN-TV:
http://illinoishomepage.net/content/fulltext/?cid=6127


News Releases

1) Safety and Security is Coming to a LCD Monitor Near You on Washington State Ferrieshttp://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/commuter_updates/index.cfm?fuseaction=press_releases_content&press_release_id=506

2) Telematics Update Announces Winners of the 2007 International Telematics Awards
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/homepage2.asp?news=56081


Upcoming Events
OceanTech Expo – September 5-7 – Providence, Rhode Island
http://www.oceantechexpo.com/


Today in Transportation History
1899 – The first automobile parking garage in the US opens in Boston.
http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=7442

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