Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is sponsoring two exciting travel information programs in Baltimore, MD – Holiday Inn, Inner Harbor on October 24-25, 2007. Transportation and airport agency personnel and others interested in learning about innovations in travel information should attend.

From Data to Travel Information…How to Get There, will focus in on the state of the art of acquiring and integrating information from multiple sources and how to deal with varying data quality; and how to best disseminate the information to the general public and specific users. Bringing Together Airport and Ground Transportation Information Systems, is presented in association with National 511 Deployment Coalition, Airports Council International – NA, and the International Air-Rail Organisation. It will report on integrating airport information with “511” passenger information services; relate successful cases of integration of airport access and other information beyond the airport; and incorporating airport access and other information with ground transportation information systems.
For more information on these events, please visit

1) Some Virginia Bridges Have Problems. The Details Now are Secret
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

2) Manila Traffic Radio to Go On Air
Link to story in the Inquirer:

3) Vans Will Enforce Speed Throughout Arizona
State signs contract for two mobile speed-enforcement cameras.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

4) Solid Plan, Slight Tweak Made Bay Bridge Victory
Message about full-closure of bridge over Labor Day weekend appears to have been heard.
Link to story in The Oakland Tribune:

5) Signs Don’t Always Keep Trucks Off Bridges
Signs are not posted far enough in advance for many Kansas bridges.
Link to story in The Wichita Eagle:

6) Two Startups Harness Facebook's Power to Connect Riders to RidesSocial networking Web site hopes to reverse sagging ride-share rates.
Link to ABC News story:

7) For Airlines, Hands-On Air Traffic Control
Link to story in The New York Times:

8) San Francisco’s Red-Light Cameras Credited with Big Drop in AccidentsLink to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

9) Computer Error Disables Fareboxes on Washington, DC Buses
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

10) A Layered Approach
New driver’s licenses and ID cards face many security threats.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

11) The Evolution of Mobile Positioning
Link to story in Directions Magazine:

News Releases

1) Inrix Delivers Industry's First Operational Traffic Data Services Using GPS-Enabled Vehicle Probes to State DOT

2) Inrix Makes Real-Time, Historical and Predictive Traffic Data Available to Microsoft Corporation

3) RFID Application Revenue Mix is Changing

4) TrafficLand Signs Agreement with CNN - Network gains access to thousands of cameras for on-air broadcasts

5) AND Launches Online Editable Map for Navigation
Link to map:

Upcoming Events
ITS-NY Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Workshop & Technology Demonstrations – September 20 – Troy, New York

Today in Transportation History
1957 **50th anniversary** - Jack Kerouac’s novel, On the Road, is published.


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