Monday, July 9, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 9, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking to upgrade and refresh the Video Wall in its Transportation Operations Center (TOC). The first step is to solicit information and advice from firms who have the wherewithal and experience to accomplish the above task. The KYTC hereby announces the availability of a Request For Information (RFI). Information received may be used to prepare a Request For Proposal (RFP). Interested firms should go to the eprocurement website and download a copy of the RFI and attachments. The steps for locating the RFI are as follows: Go to; Click on eMars Vendor Self Service; Click Public Access; Click Business Opportunities; Click Search for Solicitation; Type 605 in the Department field and make sure the status field reads open, click browse; Find RFI 605 0700000031 and double click; Download RFI and Attachments
If you have any problems with this process, contact Angela Vest, CPPB, Division of Purchases, MC-E4-15-02, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40622 502-564-4630 Voice; 502-564-7069 FAX E-mail
Other than Ms. Vest, do NOT contact any employee of the KYTC or its contractors.
Any questions or comments are to be directed to Ms. Vest at the above addresses.

1) Real-Time Traffic Info a Good Idea, Firm Tells Indiana Agency
A private company wants to give Indiana commuters real-time travel information but they want taxpayers to foot the development cost.
Link to story in The Post-Tribune:,21csi.article

2) New York Plans a Surveillance Veil for Downtown Manhattan
Link to story in The New York Times:

3) Fog-Warning System Being Upgraded on I-75 in Tennessee
Link to story in the Cleveland Daily Banner:

4) South Africa Desperately Short of ITS Engineering Talent
Link to story in Engineering News:

5) Mobile Tech Helping Bangalore Beat Its Notorious Traffic Jams
The Rs350 crore B-Trac project offers citizens real-time traffic updates that estimate the travel time between destinations.
Link to story in Mint:

6) Trainmen Keep Rail Traffic on Track
Link to story in The Record:

7) High-Tech Systems Can be Lifesavers
Programs such as OnStar and BMW Assist will do more than unlocking car doors.
Link to CanWest News Service story:

8) Washington State Ferries Could Monitor Water Quality, More
Link to story in The News Tribune:

9) Staying Plugged In at 30,000 Feet
Link to story in Forbes:

10) July Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Traffic Data Goes High Def with Clear Channel Radio - Total Traffic Network launches traffic information service for HD Radio

2) Louisiana Increases Online Traffic Video Coverage of Primary Hurricane Evacuation Routes with TrafficLand

3) TrafficGauge Introduces Suite of Traffic Map Widgets Giving Commuters Access to Current Freeway Conditions

Upcoming Events
SmartDemo 2007 Intelligent Vehicle Trials – August 14-15 – Melbourne

Today in Transportation History
1357 **650th anniversary** - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, laid the cornerstone of the Charles Bridge in Prague.


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