Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 3, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Sensor Technologies Evolving to Make Highway Bridges Safer
Link to story in Computerworld:

2) Sonar, GPS, Robots: The Science of Underwater Recovery
Link to ABC News story:

3) Minnesota DOT Fails to Provide Local Bridge Data
Link to story in The Forum:§ion=News&forumcomm_check_return&freebie_check&CFID=46810911&CFTOKEN=21166428&jsessionid=88309bf1cdb659307e63 (free registration required)

4) Google Maps Now Factors Current Conditions to Drive Times
Link to story in PC World:
Link to additional information from Google:

5) South Korean Government to Build Smart Highways by 2016
Link to story in The Chosun Ilbo:

6) Salik, Dubai’s Electronic Toll Collection System, Gets Its Own Web Site with Integrated Services
Link to story in Gulf News:
Link to Salik site:

7) Long Island Rail Road Testing Less Noisy Horn
Link to story in Newsday:,0,1905497.story

8) Big Brother Tailors Auto Insurance
Link to story in The Australian:,,22177788-36375,00.html?from=public_rss

News Releases

1) Details of Minnesota Agencies’ Response to Bridge Collapse

2) Missouri DOT Web Site Offers Bridge Information
Link to site:

3) University of Arizona Engineers to Help Ease Traffic Woes Following Minneapolis Interstate Bridge Collapse

Upcoming Events
Road Expo North – September 26-27 – Manchester, UK

Friday Bonus
Transportation humor from the archives.

Today in Transportation History
1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded in Akron, Ohio.


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