Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 26, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) EU, US Breakthrough Makes Navigation Systems Interoperable
Link to IDG News Service story:
Link to news release from the European Union:

2) Experts Praise Airport Security Warning
Link to AP story:,,-6805475,00.html

3) Traffic Radio Launches in UK
Link to story in Radio Today:
Link to news release from the UK Highways Agency:
Link to Traffic Radio site:

4) Companies Say US Department of Homeland Security Must Share Information Faster
Energy executive says media better at sharing security information than DHS.
Link to AP story:

5) Lahore Traffic Police to Provide Hourly Traffic Updates on FM
Link to story in the Daily Times:

6) Caltrain Ads Push Track Safety
Link to story in the San Francisco Examiner:

7) Crash Program Rolls Out
New software said to improve the flow of vehicle crash information to government agencies.
Link to story in the Oakland Business Review:

8) Improvements Planned for Statue of Liberty Ferry
Online ticketing, video monitors and podcasts to be offered.
Link to AP story:

9) The Virtual World of Crash Dummies
Link to video report from Forbes:

10) Navteq Charts Fast Growth of Maps via Web, Car, Devices, Phones
Link to AP story:

News Releases

1) US Transportation Secretary Names ITS Advisory Committee Members

2) Canada and Prince Edward Island Announce Investment for Intelligent Transportation Systems

3) VIA Introduces Toll-Free Number for Train Operations in Northern Manitoba

4) SIMBA’s South Africa Success – EU, South Africa Sign Joint Statement of Cooperation

Upcoming Events
VII Congreso EspaƱol Sobre Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte – September 18-20 – Valencia, Spain

Today in Transportation History
1775 – The US postal service is established by the Second Continental Congress.


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