Monday, September 3, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 3, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Log On to Find Out Why You’re in a Jam
New system from Oregon DOT provides traffic information via Web through cell phones.
Link to story in The Oregonian:
Link to news release from the Oregon Department of Transportation:

2) Texas Shelves Testing Cameras to Catch Speeders
Link to AP story:

3) US Officials Come Up with ID Plan to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters
Link to AP story:

4) Georgia DOT Says Traffic Data Sufficient, Useful
Link to letter to the editor in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

5) Philadelphia Cabbies Say Technology is Too Taxing
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

6) Soon, Dial 1095 to End Traffic Woes
Ahmedabad to be first Indian city to institute ‘uniform traffic helpline number.’
Link to story in The Times of India:

7) US Government Enforcing Rule that Mexican Truckers Speak English
Link to AP story:

8) Travel Tech to Beat Traffic
UK’s National Traffic Control Centre to use automatic number plate recognition to warn drivers on the M25 of traffic delays.
Link to story in ITPro:
Link to news release from the Highways Agency:

9) Inrix Looks for Express Lane
Link to story in Red Herring:

10) Washington, DC Traffic Alerts Coming Soon
Link to column in The Frederick News-Post:

11) Train Tickets Now Available at Petrol Pumps in India
Link to story in The Times of India:

12) High-Tech Traffic Control Praised
Caltrans partners with Corona, California to adjust signals based on vehicle flow.
Link to story in The Press-Enterprise:

13) Robot Boats in Ocean Race Trials
Link to BBC News story:

14) Flying with the Best Pilot
Communication is not always high-tech. A United Airlines pilot shows how an extra effort to communicate with passengers can make a difference.
Link to story and video report from ABC News:

15) Information Assets to Support Transportation Decision Making: Report of a Peer Exchange of State Transportation Organizations
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

16) Latest Issue of Texas Transportation Researcher Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Multiple MODIBEC Workshops Make the Most of Cooperation

Upcoming Events
Mid-Atlantic Section ITE Annual Meeting – October 5 – Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (side note: keynote speaker, TCN Editor, Bernie Wagenblast)

Today in Transportation History
1900 – The first car built in Flint, Michigan was presented to the public by its builder, Charles Wisner.


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