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: (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:

9) Paper Maps Crumpling in Face of Electronic Onslaught
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

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:

News Releases

1) AirSage Leverages Cell Phone Data to Help the Georgia DOT Improve Traffic Management

Upcoming Events
2007 SEMA Show – October 30-November 2 – Las Vegas

Friday Bonus
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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