Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Glitches Stall Traffic on 511
Central Florida motorists hoping to use the system to estimate travel times are hitting roadblocks.
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,7608036.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

2) College Students’ Class Project Reduces Airport Waits
Link to AP story:

3) New York MTA Plans Help Line Modeled on 311
Link to story in Newsday:,0,3367757.story?coll=ny-nynews-print

4) Galileo Decision Delayed Until October
Link to story on EurActiv:

5) JetBlue Using Google Maps So Passengers Can Monitor Flights
Link to Bloomberg story:,1,7342569.story

6) Our Lady of the Stations
Meet the calm-voiced woman behind the Toronto Transit Commission's automated subway announcements.
Link to story in the Toronto Star:

7) Google Maps Boosts Public Transportation Data
Link to CNET News story:

8) Next-Gen Features for HD Radio on the Horizon
Real-time traffic information among new services planned.
Link to story in Radio World:

9) Webchat with Dr. Stephen Ladyman, UK Transport Minister
Link to interview via 10 Downing Street:

10) National ITS Architecture Version 6.0 Now Available
Link to further information from US DOT:

News Releases

1) Japan and South Korea Have Ambitious Goals for Intelligent Transportation Systems

2) Auto Collision Avoidance Systems--Laser vs. Radar

3) Transport Canada to Host National Youth Conference on Road Safety

4) Washington State DOT’s New Cameras Bring a Clearer Picture of Puget Sound

5) Sensys Offers New Breakthrough for Stop Bar Detection – Wireless Vehicle Detection System Addresses Traffic Signal Control Applications

6) US DOT Captures Our Imagination During Historic Session at ITS America Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events
Digital Highway Measurement System Technology Information Session – July 10 – McLean, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1932 – The first federal gasoline tax was enacted by the US Congress. The tax was one cent per gallon.


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