Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 27, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Could Pay-as-You-Drive Insurance Work?
Link to BBC News story:

2) TransGuide Shows the Way to Austin, Texas
Link to story in the Express-News:

3) Segway to Help Assess Disabled Access on Washington State City’s Sidewalks
Scooter in Bellevue will collect data via a laser, accelerometer and optical trigger to measure changes in sidewalk level and slope.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

4) Toll Facilities Database Now Available
Link to more information from the Federal Highway Administration:

5) IBM Launches Revolutionary Transport Innovations
Link to story in The Hindu:

6) Early Signs Are Positive for Amtrak’s Wireless POS Devices
Link to story on Digital Transactions:

Upcoming Events
1st Trans-Pacific Maritime Asia Congress – September 17-18 – Shenzhen, China

- Request for Information – Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program – New York State Department of Transportation

Friday Bonus
New “Move It” law proves to be effective in unexpected ways.

Today in Transportation History
1949 – The world’s first jet airliner makes its first test flight in England.


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