Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

New Book Driving Questions – Developing a National Transportation Vision by Northeastern University Professor of Strategy, Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D.

The book outlines the current status of the nation's surface transportation system, what a long-range vision of the system might look like and what we should do to turn strategy into reality. The author argues that developing a strategy to address the country's future transportation needs starts with analyzing the evolving external environment. To understand the future needs of surface transportation customers, we must begin by identifying and evaluating the economic, demographic, technological and socio-political variables shaping the future. The author focuses on the key unasked and unanswered questions that should be driving our search for a sound vision of the surface transportation system in America. Also, he suggests a series of guiding principles to guide policymakers as they seek answers to these questions.

The book is available through Amazon. For additional information please visit or call 202-974-2400.

1) Technology Aids Bay Area Drivers
Link to story on InsideBayArea:

2) Online Maps Adjusted for Bay Area Ramp Closure
Link to MediaNews story:

3) Telematics Becomes Real – an Interview with Thilo Koslowski of Gartner
Link to interview from Telematics Update:

4) Three US States May Require Sex Offenders to Use Special License Plates
Link to story in USA Today:

5) Road Warriors
Tie-ups. Backups. Gridlock. The American commute has never been so painful. Is there any solution?
Link to story in U.S. News & World Report:

6) GPS Next Target of Cell Phone Industry
Link to Reuters story:

7) Web Auto Dealers Honing Their Web Site Strategies
Link to story in Internet Retailer:

8) Traffic Tickets Going Digital
Link to story on Stateline:

9) Holes Remain in Lahar Warning System in Pierce County, WashingtonLink to story in The News Tribune:

10) News from ERTICO
- Network of National ITS Associations Meets in Norway
- ERTICO Issues Annual Report

11) May Edition of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator
Link to newsletter:

12) Weather Applications and Products Enabled Through Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) - Feasibility and Concept Development Study
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

Upcoming Events
2007 Cascadia-Microsoft Conference on Transportation, Technology, and Energy – May 7 – Redmond, Washington

Today in Transportation History
1952 **55th anniversary** - The first jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, takes off on its inaugural flight from London to Johannesburg.


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