Monday, June 11, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, June 11, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Carpool Lanes for Airplanes?
Aviation experts say a $40-billion GPS system is needed to handle the huge volume of traffic in the skies by 2025.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:
2) Friendlier Skies for Airlines, Airports
New, more precise navigation systems will help pilots save time, fuel and may calm runway abutters.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
3) BART Offering Free Wi-Fi Service
Link to story and video report on KGO-TV:
4) Programs Rat Out Reckless Drivers
Bad driver tip lines growing in popularity.
Link to story in USA Today:
5) All Eyes are on Watchung, New Jersey Surveillance Program
If you've driven by the Watchung Police Department in the past year, chances are your license plate has been captured by a video camera.
Link to story in the Courier News:
6) Traffic Hazard Alert ‘Ignored’
Victoria government is said to have ignored an alert system which could have prevented deadly rail crash.
Link to story in The Age:
7) New Jersey Needs More Traffic Surveillance to Save Lives
Link to column in The Record:
8) Cameras Disrupt Flights at Beijing Airport
Link to BBC News story:
9) Off the Map: Vanity Addresses Foil Online Directions, GPS
Link to story in The Advocate:
10) Utah Transit Authority Plan Will Let Riders Surf Web While They Ride
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:
11) Time to Slow Down
Magazine promotes use of sign-recognition technology as a way to reduce unintentional speeding.
Link to commentary from Gizmag:
12) Articles from Latest Issue of ITS Institute Sensor
- Minnesota Researchers Add Their Expertise to Federal Intersection Safety Initiative (page 1)
- “Tags” in the Road Hold Promise for Smarter Vehicle Location Systems (page 2)
1) TANN Adds Hartford, Connecticut Traffic Cameras to Real-Time Travel Congestion Map
- Community Planner – US DOT Volpe Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Webcast: High Occupancy/Toll Lanes – June 13
Today in Transportation History
1940 – Manhattan’s 9th Avenue and 2nd Avenue “El” lines make their last runs.
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