Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Canadian Appeal Court Rules BC Ferries Must Keep Sinking Documents Secret
Link to Canadian Press story:
Link to decision from the Court of Appeal for British Columbia:
2) EU, China to Share Port Info
Link to story in The Hollywood Reporter:
3) Automakers Turn to Social Networking Sites
Link to story on Seeking Alpha:
4) Caltrans Will Remove Controversial Sign
Link to story and video report on XETV-TV:
5) Cameras on Trains Will Record Accidents, Deaths
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:
Link to news release from Union Pacific:
SAFETY / SECURITY
6) South African Hijackers Get Smart with GPS
While someone is kidnapped they go to the victim’s home, directed by their GPS.
Link to story from The Star:
7) BART Riders Participate in Tech Test
Volunteers will use specially equipped cell phones to pay fares and download information from ads in stations.
Link to story in the East Bay Business Times:
8) Metro-North to Introduce Hand-Held Electronic Ticket Machines Onboard Trains
Devices will also receive text messages from the Operations Control Center about service updates, disruptions and other train operation information.
Link to story in the Poughkeepsie Journal:
Link to news release from Metro-North Railroad:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
9) I-95 Panel Plans Satellite Traffic-Report Network
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
Link to news release from Inrix:
10) Los Angeles Mayor Unveils Plan to Fight Traffic Congestion
Plans include synchronizing traffic signals and license plate recognition technology.
Link to story and video report on KCBS-TV:
11) Infrared Cameras to Detect Stolen Vehicles
Link to story on the Transport Information Group:
1) IVOX Introduces First Predictive Driver Risk Management System for Fleets
2) Continental Airlines to Offer Live Television and E-Mail on Domestic Flights
Auckland International Boat Show – March 6-9 – Auckland, New Zealand
Today in Transportation History
1944 – The battleship USS Missouri was launched at the New York Navy Yard.
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