Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 13, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Long Island Rail Road to Get Specific About Train Delays
Link to story in Newsday:,0,469272.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines

2) Public Safety Organizations Seek Representation in Spectrum Auction DebateLink to story in WirelessWeek:

3) Testing Delays US Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card Rollout
Link to story in Washington Technology:

4) Chicago Transit Authority Hopes Bus Cameras Can Curb Crashes
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,1,4974004.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

5) Managing the 1000s of Eyes in the Sky
Link to story in Mass Transit:$3574

6) Useless Signs Ready to be Useful
Message boards may soon start to display train arrival information in Colorado.
Link to story in the Rocky Mountain News:,1299,DRMN_15_5627460,00.html

7) Garmin: GPS Giant Keeps People on Track
Link to story on CNBC:

8) New Fact Sheet - Transportation Management Plans (TMPs) Reduce Work Zone Congestion
Link to fact sheet from the Federal Highway Administration:

9) Advanced Parking Management Systems: A Cross-Cutting Study – Taking the Stress Out of Parking
Link to further information from US DOT:^Home^Home^Home^Home

News Releases

1) Study Reveals Very High Recall Rates for Transit TV Advertising

Upcoming Events
Talking Technology and TransportationT3 Webinar: A Primer on Wireless Data Transport Systems: Wireless Trends, Tools and Tips – August 14

Friday Bonus
Tour de France competitor disqualified for using horse hormones.

Today in Transportation History
1836 – The first numbered US patent, patent #1, is issued for an improvement to locomotive wheels designed to improve traction.


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