Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Top Minds Meet at ITS World Congress to Beat Traffic Snarl
Link to story from the China Daily:

2) EU Upgrade for UK Trains to Begin in 2011
European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is due to be gradually phased into Britain's railways.
Link to story from the Environmental Transport Association:

3) New Signs Clue in Long Island Motorists on Commute
Signs display travel times based on E-ZPass tags.
Link to story in Newsday:,0,5558869.story
Northern State Traffic Sign Fails,0,5624406.story

4) Stuck in Traffic? We’re Stuck in the Past!
Technology can give us free-flowing traffic around-the-clock.
Link to column in Newsday:,0,7966699.column

5) It’s a Bad Sign When Electronic Parking Info Still Doesn’t Work
Link to story in The Scotsman:

6) Tourist Videos on Washington State Ferries OK, Official Says
Link to story in The Olympian:

7) TSA Pulls Plug on Orlando’s ShoeScanner
Link to story in USA Today:

8) Connecticut DOT Sets Up Whistle-Blower Hotlines
Link to story in the Hartford Courant:,0,400324.story

9) The Use of Technology to Decongest Nigerian Traffic
Link to story in The Tide:

10) NOTAM Changes Worry Broadcasting Engineers
FAA modifies procedures for reporting tower light outages.
Link to story in Radio World:

11) New Voice for UK’s Transporter Bridge
Link to BBC News story and video:

12) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Web Site Redesign Coming Soon
Link to further information from US DOT:

13) Examples of Best Practices for Communicating the Economic Benefits of Transportation
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

News Releases

1) Missouri DOT Testing Soy Stripes

2) Freight Management in Manhattan: Tax Incentives and High-Tech Tools for Night Owls

Job Posting
- Ghana Country Director – Amend (child pedestrian safety NGO) – Accra, Ghana

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Emergency Response Communication: Pitfalls and Resources – October 24

Today in Transportation History
1845 – The Naval School, a forerunner of the US Naval Academy, was established in Annapolis, Maryland.


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