Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) California Seen as Model for Traffic Relief in US
Efforts such as 511, ramp metering and frequent use of electronic freeway signs praised.
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) EU Mulls Compulsory Safety-Technology for Cars
Link to story on EurActiv:

3) Red-Light Cameras Bringing in Less Cash in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
As more drivers obey law, a bigger portion of fines go to company which installed the cameras.
Link to story in the Argus Leader:

4) US Department of Defense Halts Orders for ‘Selective Availability’ GPS
Link to story in EE Times:

5) Taxi Drivers Sue New York City Over GPS Equipment
Link to story in Crain’s New York Business:

6) Getting Smart IDs to First Responders
Industry group reaches out to put affordable smart ID technology into first responders’ hands.
Link to story in Government Computer News:
Link to additional information from Tiers of Trust:

7) US National Weather Service Changes Storm Warning System
Link to AP story:

8) Now, Massachusetts Turnpike Drivers Get the Big Picture
Public broadcaster displays changing images on three story mural over highway.
Link to story in The Boston Globe: (may require free registration)
Link to additional information from WGBH:

9) 'Desperate' Advertising: Parking Stripes Hot New Way to Get the Word Out
Link to story in the Los Angeles Daily News:
Link to additional information from Parking Stripe Advertising:

News Releases

1) Galileo: The European Commission Proposes Practical Measures to Ensure the Program's Future

2) Cellular M2M ARPU Holding Firm Despite Lower Data Costs

Job Opening
- Senior Engineer/Operations Research Analyst – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Intertraffic North America 2007 – October 10-12 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1997 **10th anniversary** - An intercity passenger train collides with a freight train in west London.


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