Monday, July 2, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 2, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) GPS Beats Radar Gun
Australian driver escapes a speeding fine by producing a GPS readout of his vehicle's movements showing he was traveling 21km/h slower than police claimed.
Link to story in the Herald Sun:,21985,21999706-2862,00.html

2) Court Kills Charlotte, North Carolina’s Red-Light Cameras
Link to story in The Charlotte Observer:

3) Rough Road Ahead for Arizona Highways
Iconic magazine to make tough choices to survive.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
Link to Arizona Highways:

4) Smart Transport Systems Would Ease Traffic Snarls
Link to commentary in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

5) Automakers Race to Add Gizmos
Link to AP story:

6) Washington State Ranks the Hotspots Where Many Drivers Put the Pedal to the Floor
State DOT is using speed-detecting devices under roadways to, in part, help decide where to station troopers.

Link to story in The Seattle Times:

7) Israel IBM Team Turns Corner on Futuristic Smart Cars
Link to story on Israel21c:

8) Traffic Monitor Limited but Easy to Read
TrafficGauge expands its coverage in the Seattle area.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

9) European Commission Launches "EU Tube" Video Channel
Link to story in Government Technology:
Link to video, “Protecting Passengers and Goods Transport in Europe”:

News Releases

1) New York State DOT and Time Warner Announce New Traffic Channel - Digital Channel 511 Shows Real-Time Capital Region Traffic Conditions

2) Caltrain Commute Times to Run on US 101 Info Signs

3) 31 Seaports Selected for Honors in AAPA's Annual Communications Awards Program - Port of Tacoma Wins Top Award for Second Straight Year

4) Zoom Acquires Mobile Fleet Data Collection Company - Addition of ThomTech Design Will Enhance Zoom’s ITS and Asset Management Offerings

5) Virginia DOT Introduces Safety Patrols in Shenandoah and Frederick Counties

Upcoming Events
Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop – July 29-31 – Seattle

Today in Transportation History
1937 **70th anniversary** - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared in the Pacific while attempting to fly around the world.

1957 **50th anniversary** - Scania-Vabis do Brasil Motor Diesel was established in São Paulo.


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