Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Freight Tracking System Announced
Map-based system allows law enforcement to locate a rail car operating on CSX lines and check whether its shipment contains hazardous materials.
Link to story in The Record:
Link to news release from CSXT:

2) IT Will Take Toll in South Africa
The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will, over the next three years, roll out a multimillion-rand e-tagging solution.
Link to story from ITWeb:

3) Safety’s on Track as New York City Transit Tries Warning Devices
Safety equipment designed to warn track workers of approaching trains.
Link to story in the Daily News:

4) OnStar Can Get You a Break on Insurance
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:

5) Experts Say Telematics is Going Mainstream
Automakers are putting plans in place for 2008.
Link to story in Design News:

6) Animated Billboards Do Not Cause More Accidents, Studies Say
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to news release from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America:

7) Will iPhone Influence Car Design?
Link to story on The Car Connection:

8) Nottingham to be Color-Coded for Visitors?
Maps for pedestrians, a Web site with live traffic information and electronic signs to direct drivers to car parks with available spaces are part of the plan.Link to story in the Evening Post:

9) A Traffic Controller for Colorado Springs
Police lieutenant at traffic control center keeps agencies working together.
Link to story in The Gazette:

10) Are Printed Transit Information Materials a Significant Barrier to Transit Use?
Link to story in the Journal of Public Transportation:

News Releases

1) New Technology Seeks to Improve Information/Traffic Flow

2) New National Guidance Framework to Bring About Closer Working Between UK Highways Agency and Local Authorities

3) Intelligent Transportation Society of America Partners with US Department of Transportation to Expand the ITS Peer-to-Peer Program

Upcoming Events
Tylösand Road Safety Summit – September 3-5 – Tylösand, Sweden

Today in Transportation History
1944 – An ammunition ship, being loaded in Port Chicago, California, exploded and killed 320 people.


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