Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US Transportation Secretary Praises Bay Area Congestion-Relief Plan
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

2) Sensors Suggested Before Minnesota Bridge Fell
Link to AP story:

3) New FAA En Route System Achieves Acceptance Milestone
Link to story in Aviation Week:

4) Goal is to Push FasTrak Use to 70% in Bay Area
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

5) American Airlines Focused on Broadband Success
Link to story on Inflight Online:

6) TriMet Launches TriMet TV
Link to story in the Willamette Weekly:
Link to news release from the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon:
Link to TriMet TV:

7) Web Site Will Track Work on US 67 in Illinois
Link to Gatehouse News Service story:
Link to site:

8) Robin Chase: “The Web 2.0 of Transportation Technologies”
Link to interview on Streetsblog:

9) 2007 GCN Award Winners
- NOAA: Mapping the Laws - Coastal mapping system puts vague legislation into sharp relief.
- Coast Guard and DHS: A Touch of a Finger Stems the Tide - Coast Guard links biometric handhelds with US-VISIT database to slow the flow of illegal immigrants.

10) New Blog Covers Transportation in Los Angeles Area
Link to Street Heat:

11) Fall 2007 Edition of FHWA’s Pedestrian Forum Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) European Electronic Toll System: European Commission Refers Denmark to Court of Justice

2) Road Charging – Discounts on Motorway Tolls: European Commission Refers Spain to Court of Justice

3) Digital Tachograph for Road Transport: European Commission Takes Greece to the Court of Justice

4) Beijing ITS World Congress Closes a Success

Upcoming Events
2007 Fall Meeting ITS Midwest – November 2 – Covington, Kentucky

Today in Transportation History
1960 – The Erie and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroads merge to form the Erie-Lackawanna.


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