Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 13, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US Doles out Millions for Street Cameras
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

2) Massive Los Angeles Airport Glitch Called ‘Unprecedented’
Hardware problem causes communications failure for US Customs, strands thousands.
Link to story in the Daily Breeze:

3) Honolulu Expands Emergency Operations and Traffic Management Center Plans
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:
Traffic Flow Will be Main Concern

4) Washington State Sets Up Operations Center to Assist Commuters During I-5 Project
Link to story in The News Tribune:

5) Cell Phone Crash Role Low in South Dakota
Link to AP story:§ion=news

6) Real-Time Traffic Cams on Your Phone, Washington State DOT Mashups
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

7) Pennsylvania Crash Data are a State Secret
Link to column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

8) Like Other First Responders, Media Stepped Up Following Bridge Collapse
Link to story in the Star Tribune:

9) OnStar Helps to Boost Vehicle Quality
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:

10) US Regulators Clear Carlyle-ARINC Deal
Link to AP story:

11) Billboards Pit Beauty vs. Business
A free-speech ruling and Measure 37 opened the floodgates for highway ads; soon Oregon voters will choose between property rights and open vistas.
Link to story in The Oregonian:

12) High-Tech Updates to Aid New York State Fair Traffic
Link to story in The Post-Standard:
Link to fair traffic page:

13) The Road to Clarity
Article discusses how Clearview font was developed for highway signs.
Link to story in The New York Times Magazine:

14) Electronic Logs Touted as Safety Solution
Rule needed to stop truck drivers from cheating, some say.
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

15) Intelligent Bus Station in Chennai
Link to story on ChennaiOnline:

16) New ‘Sharrows’ a Friendly Reminder to Seattle Motorists
Road markings urge safe sharing of roads.
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

17) Making Connecticut Highways Friendlier
ConnDOT will hold hearings on ways to improve traveler services on Connecticut highways
Link to story in the Hartford Courant:,0,4811932.story

18) Body of a Car, Brains of a PC
Software is becoming the new competitive weapon in the auto industry, and IBM is working to build a "network on wheels."
Link to CNET News story:

19) City Sign Crew Quietly Saves Lives
Link to story in The Jackson Sun:

20) Delta Employees Star in ‘Travelcasts’
Link to AP story:
Link to Delta Siteseer:

News Releases

1) Intelligent Transportation Systems – Clearing Roadblocks to Better and Safer Traffic Management

Job Postings
- Manager of ITS System Development – MTA Bridges & Tunnels – New York, NY

Upcoming Events
I-95 Corridor Coalition 2007 Electronic Payment Systems and Services Summit – September 18-19 – Boston

Today in Transportation History
1972 **35th anniversary** - Mars 3, the USSR’s Mars orbiter and soft lander, stopped reporting data back to Earth.


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