Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Israel Launches Anti-Hijack Pilot ID System
Link to Reuters story:

2) Every Ride, They’re Watching You
Charlotte light-rail system uses 160 cameras to provide security.
Link to story in The Charlotte Observer:

3) Honolulu Rolls Out Improved ‘Drive Akami’ Traffic Web Site
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:
Link to Drive Akami:

4) Federal Communications Commissions Spectrum Award Marks Beginning of National Safety Network
Link to story in Government Executive:

5) Inside the FAA’s Plan for Cell Phones to Fix Holiday Air Travel
Link to story in Popular Mechanics:

6) RFID-Based E-Toll System Introduced on Pakistan Motorways
Link to story on All Things Pakistan:

7) Bus Stop CCTV Will Make Glasgow a Safer Place
Link to story in the Evening Times:

8) Idaho Police Use Cameras to Find Wanted Cars
Link to story from the Coeur d’Alene Press:

9) Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network Expands
Link to story in Radio & Records:

10) I-75 in Florida Going High-Tech with Traffic Cameras and Sensors
Link to story and video report on WBBH-TV:

11) After Five-Hour Jam Drivers Question Accident Response
Lack of accurate information angers motorists.
Link to story in The Half Moon Bay Review:

12) GPS Data Doesn’t Help California Teen Beat Speeding Ticket
Link to AP story:

News Releases

Research in UK Shows New Routes to Boosting Public Transport Use
2) Hong Kong Transport Data System to be Completed Soon
3) Telvent Wins 90 Million Euro Contract to Improve Road Safety in Saudi Arabian Cities
4) AirIQ Announces Cost Reductions and Review of Strategic Alternatives

Upcoming Events
VTM 2007- Track & Maintenance – November 26-27 – Paris

- Solicitation of Applications for Funding of Congestion-Reduction Demonstration Initiatives – US DOT
- Call for Papers – Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Special Issue on Improving Network Reliability Issues Through ITS Applications

Today in Transportation History
1964 – The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens. It connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn.


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