Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) New Multi-Million Dollar Plan to Get Los Angeles Traffic Moving
Link to story and video report on KABC-TV:
Link to news release from the California Governor’s Office:
2) Technology to Secure Ports Faces US Senate Critique
Link to story from the National Journal’s Technology Daily:
3) Timely Hawaii Disaster Alerts are Top Priority
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:
4) Over Your Time Limit? Here’s One for the Road
Melbourne offers drive times along major roadways.
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:
5) Golden Gate Bridge District Scales Back Corporate Sponsorship Plans
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
6) Raytheon and Cisco to Co-Develop Wide-Area Communications Network for Emergency Responders and Military
Link to AP story:
7) The Sign That Yields
His crosswalk sign safely pops right back up after taking a hit from a car.
Link to story in the Concord Monitor:
8) Step Out of the Subway and Know Which Way is Which
Compass decals installed at Manhattan subway stations to help guide pedestrians.
Link to story on Gothamist:
9) Transit Agencies Continue to Push the Fare Collection Technology Envelope, Smart Card Association Says
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:
10) Radio Activity
A handful of states are in the forefront of building communication systems that work across governmental lines.
Link to story in Governing:
1) Project on Government Oversight Urges US DOT Investigation Into Traffic Information Contract
2) Amtrak Now Offers T-Mobile Hotspot Service in Northeast Corridor Stations
3) Preparing for Real-Life Disasters in the Virtual World
4) Training in 'Commute Management' (Beating Traffic) Helps Human Resource Managers Boost Employee Punctuality, Morale, Retention and Productivity
5) Microsoft Releases New Search Services for Internet and Mobile Customers – Driving directions based on real-time traffic information included http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/oct07/10-15OSBUpdatesPR.mspx
- Publication of Interim Guidance on the Information Sharing Specifications and Data Exchange Formats for the Real-Time System Management Information Program – Request for Comments – Federal Highway Administration
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 137th Annual Civil Engineering Conference – November 1-3 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Today in Transportation History
1961 – Cork Airport in Ireland opens.
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