Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 1, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Infrared Scans May Regulate DC-Area HOT LanesLink to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

2) Nokia to Buy Navteq for $8.1 Billion, Take on TomTom
Link to Bloomberg story:
Link to news release from Nokia:

3) New York City Police’s ‘Ring of Steel’ Camera Rolls, Monitors License Plates
Link to story in the Daily News:

4) Aviation Accident Prevention Rests in Terabytes of Safety Data and Global Cooperation
Link to story in Aviation Week:

5) New York City Subway Cell System Can Track You Down
Authorities will be able to pinpoint a 911 caller's location in the station, in many cases far more accurately than if the caller were on the street.
Link to story in the New York Post:

6) Arizona Ballot Proposal Would Limit Motorists’ Cell Phone Use
Link to story in the Tucson Citizen:

7) Engineers Seek ‘Health Index’ for Spans
Seek new terminology that is less alarming to describe bridge conditions.
Link to AP story:

8) LA Traffic Cameras Let 40% of Violators Get Away
Link to MediaNews story:

9) Kuala Lumpur’s Integrated Traffic Information System to be Used to Nab Traffic Offenders
Link to story in The New Strait Times:

10) Charlotte Area Transit System in Homestretch for Light Rail
Communication system, ticket kiosks still experiencing kinks.
Link to story in The Charlotte Observer:

11) Los Angeles Doesn’t Save Data on Traffic Growth
Information gathered by the city's vast signal system is kept for only a few days, limiting the city in its long-term planning.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,7588367.story (may require free registration)

12) How are Those Travel Times Calculated?
Link to story and video report on KOMO-TV:

13) Smile: You’re on DriveCam
University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center used in-vehicle video to research teen drivers.
Link to story in Go!

14) Stop Me if You’ve Heard this One
Traffic signs offer humor with a message.
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-stop29.article

15) Automotive Technology is Advancing Speedily
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

16) From PARC, the Mobile Phone as Tour Guide
Link to CNET News story:

17) SEPTA’s Ticketing System – It’s Not a Joke?
Link to editorial in The Philadelphia Inquirer: (may require free registration)

News Releases

1) UK Highways Agency Launches Severe Weather Alert to Help Goods Vehicle Drivers

2) More Riders Magazine Names the Best of the Transit Web

3) Latest in High-Tech Traffic Congestion Solutions Showcased at ITS Georgia Meeting in Augusta

4) Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Recognizes Georgia DOT’s 511 as ITS Outstanding Achievement of the Year

5) Nissan to Test Real-Time ‘Slip-Hazard Warning System’

6) ADDCO Joins ODECO: Product Lines, Market Penetration to Grow

Upcoming Events
Delivering Innovative and Successful Solutions: 1st Public Transport Conference – October 18 – Leeds, UK

Today in Transportation History
1940 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike opens.


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