Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 25, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Chicago Conditional Access Traffic Test Called a Success
Test broadcast real-time traffic information over the HD Radio system to vehicle navigational systems.
Link to story in Radio World:

2) Trucking Company Chief Lobbies Congress to Improve Border Technology, Infrastructure
Link to story in Canadian Transportation & Logistics:

3) Robotic Cars Could Take Pressure Off Nation's Highways
Engineers say driverless vehicles they are developing may be the way of the future.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,1,5065903.story?coll=la-headlines-business

4) It’s Time to Drive in the Fast Lane
Smart card-based and electronic toll collection systems promise to make highway driving hassle-free with no traffic congestion and no waiting to pay tolls.
Link to story in The Financial Express:

5) Pennsylvania DOT to Offer Web Traffic Updates by Winter, 511 by April 2009
Link to story in The Morning Call:,0,5800683.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

6) Local Elected Official Calls for More Information on Roadway Electronic Signs
Says expensive signs are only being used to provide information on parking spaces.
Link to story in The Press:

7) Signs of the Times – Grant Helps Texas DOT Upgrade
The Panhandle Electronic Guidance and Safety Information System, dubbed PEGASIS, is expanding in the Amarillo area.
Link to story in the Amarillo Globe-News:

8) UK Radio Companies Call for AM and FM Switch-Off by 2015
Current radios would become obsolete while digital radios would allow text traffic alerts.
Link to story in the Sunday Telegraph:

9) With Every Ferry Trip, New Data on Outer Banks
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to further information on FerryMon:

10) News from ERTICO
- Report from 6th European ITS Congress in Aalborg, Denmark
- SIMBA Workshop in Denmark – Areas of cooperation for EU with Brazil, China, India and South Africa identified

11) Texas Transportation Institute Deploys Online Interactive Map for National Deployment Strategy for Truck Stop Electrification
Link to map:

Upcoming Events
Workshops on Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems & Vehicle Infrastructure Integration and Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperation Research Needs – July 23-26 – San Jose, California

- Request for Qualifications – Electronic and Manual Toll Collection Systems – Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Today in Transportation History
1956 – The last Packard automobile is manufactured.,0/makeHistory.aspx


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