Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) FCC Rules on Responder Spectrum
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:

2) US Government Accountability Office Raps E-Passport Use
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to GAO report:

3) GPS Ground Control Upgrade Set for September
Link to story in GPS World:

4) American Airlines to Test In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to story in Computerworld:
Link to news release from American Airlines:

5) High-Tech Answer to Beijing Traffic Jams
Link to story and video report on China Central Television:

6) GPS to Predict Caltrain Arrivals
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News: (may require free registration)

7) New York MTA Puts Elevator and Escalator Outages Online
Link to story in amNew York:,0,1287447.story?coll=am-local-headlines
Link to site:

8) Texas to List Gas Stations Shorting Consumers on Web
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:
Link to list from the Texas Department of Agriculture:

9) Experts Tackle Traffic Congestion at RAND Forum
Link to story in The LookOut News:

10) Sydney Central Business District to Get Emergency Loudspeakers
A siren/PA system and a number of variable message signs will be erected by the Roads and Traffic Authority at strategic city locations.
Link to Australian Associated Press story:

11) Automakers Can Learn from Computer Industry’s Mistakes
Link to story in InformationWeek:

12) Japanese Automakers Rev Up New Car Operating System
Link to story in PC World:,135348-c,nonwindowsoss/article.html

13) Got a Problem with Mass Highway? Call #321
Link to story in the Somerville Journal:
Link to news release from the Massachusetts Highway Department:

14) Motorists May Find Rhode Island Bridge Crossing Easier Some Day
E-ZPass would end use of tokens on Pell-Newport Bridge.
Link to story in The Jamestown Press:

15) Cheeky Signs Aim to Reduce Accidents on Edmonton Avenue
Link to story in the Edmonton Journal:

16) Is Transportation Weathering the Storm?
Third National Surface Transportation Weather Symposium maps out future solutions for weather-transportation information challenges.
Link to story from ITS America:

17) Highlights from the ITS America Session on High Performance System Operations
Link to story in the NTOC Newsletter:

News Releases

1) Improved Virginia 511 Phone System Makes Traffic Info More Accessible

2) AutoTrader Launches One-of-a-Kind New Magazine for 'Green' Automobiles

3) C.J. Driscoll Releases Comprehensive Study on US Fleet Operator Interest and Satisfaction with Mobile Resource Management Systems and Services

4) Long Island Rail Road Launches ‘Be TrainSmart’ Safety Campaign

5) IFLYPA.COM Helps Pennsylvania Air Travelers - Web Site Promotes Flying Out of Commonwealth Airports
Link to site:

6) Nissan’s Carwings Offers Total Drive and Travel Services

7) Tele Atlas Launches Tele Atlas Connect – Provides digital map coverage for more than 170 countries and territories

8) Industry Experts Will Discuss the Future of 'Talking' Cars and the Digital Highway at the 2007 Management Briefing Seminars,151230.shtml

9) IBM and Singapore's Land Transport Authority Pilot Innovative Traffic Prediction Tool

Upcoming Events
GTC (Government Technology Conference) East 2007 – September 24-27 – Albany, New York

Today in Transportation History
1997 **10th anniversary** - McDonnell-Douglas becomes part of Boeing.


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