Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 18, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Steer Clear of Traffic Jams
Bangalore Transport Information System, an Rs 350-crore project, has been launched to help commuters save on time and temper.
Link to story in Business Line:

2) US Coast Guard Searches for Handheld Card Readers for Transportation Worker Identification Credential
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

3) US House Committee Adds Railroad Investment Reporting Requirement to Rail Safety Bill
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:

4) Tacoma Narrows Bridge Tolls – Quick Fee, Long Record
Drivers’ transponder data will stick around for years.
Link to story in The News-Tribune:

5) Georgia Omitted a Sign at Site of Fatal Bus CrashState officials said the signs that were erected met federal guidelines.
Link to story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

6) More Consumers Favoring GPS Over Road Maps
Link to story in the Crescent-News:

7) Getting First Responders on the Same Wavelength
Standards incompatibility has vexed cross-agency voice, data and radio.
Link to story in Government Technology:

8) Spanish State Incorporates Spoken Information on Traffic Web Site
Link to story on EiTB24:
Link to Dirección General de Tráfico site:

9) US DOT Presentations at 2007 ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to presentations:

News Releases

1) Transport for London Leads the UK in Travel Plan Monitoring Solutions

2) FCC Maintains February 18, 2008 Sunset of Cellular Licensee Analog Service Requirement

Upcoming Events
National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Conference 2007 – August 17-19 – Buffalo, New York

Today in Transportation History
1972 – The worst air crash in UK history (up to that time) took place in Staines. All 118 people onboard were killed.


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