Friday, October 12, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, October 12, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Boston T Debuts T-Radio
Experiment mixes music, news, weather and entertainment tips in subway stations.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/11/t_gives_music_a_test_run/ (may require free registration)
Link to news release from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority:
2) San Francisco Plans Market Rates for Prized Parking Spaces
Pilot program will marry high-tech gadgetry and a free-market philosophy to better manage traffic congestion and to increase collections from meters.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
3) The Pros and Cons of Underground Cell Phone Technology
Link to story in The New York Times:
4) Nissan Technology Makes Parking a Cinch
Link to AP story:
5) 14th World Congress on ITS Opens in Beijing
Link to story and video report on China Central Television:
6) Lessons from FAA’s Troubled Outsourcing of Flight Service Centers
Link to story in the Federal Times:
7) El Paso Drivers Tune Into Live Traffic Reports
Synchronized radio system said to be largest in nation according to Texas DOT.
Link to story in the El Paso Times:
8) Google Maps Taiwan Offers Free Ad Listings, Traffic Info
Link to story in The China Post:
Link to Google Maps Taiwan: http://www.google.com.tw/maps
9) Paper Maps Crumpling in Face of Electronic Onslaught
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/12/BA5ISMA3D.DTL
10) Broadcasters, FCC Discuss Clarity Media’s 2 GHz Trucker TV
Link to story in TV Technology:
11) Police Cameras Catch More Than Toll Violators
Link to story and video report on WJZ-TV:
12) OnStar Stays Factory-Installed Only
Link to story in Edmunds Inside Line:
13) Gentle Voice of Authority
Santa Rose, California changes to a female voice at downtown intersection.
Link to story in The Press Democrat:
14) Cooperation Can Solve Gridlock
Link to commentary in the Mountain View Telegraph:
15) Transit: Management, Technology, and Planning
Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:
1) AirSage Leverages Cell Phone Data to Help the Georgia DOT Improve Traffic Management
2007 SEMA Show – October 30-November 2 – Las Vegas
And the hits just keep on coming.
Today in Transportation History
2000 – The USS Cole is bombed while in the Yemeni port of Aden.
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