Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 29, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


OTHER

1) Councils Told to Use CCTV with More Care, to Make Parking Enforcement Fairer
Link to story on PublicTechnology.net:
http://www.publictechnology.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14486&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

2) Public Consultation on the ‘Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems for Road Transport’
Link to additional information from the European Commission:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road/consultations/its_en.htm

3) Beware of the Blogger: A Guide to Dealing with Unofficial Transit Blogs
Link to post from Permanent Campaigns Consulting:
http://www.permanentcampaigns.com/?p=95

4) Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, and Artificial Intelligence
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8758

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) California DOT Web Site Will Follow Progress of Major I-5 Repair
Link to story in The Sacramento Bee:
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/749997.html
Link to Fix I-5 Project site:
http://www.fixi5.com/

ROADWAYS

6) Distracted Drivers Messing Up Light-Timing System in Arizona City
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0229cr-timing0301.html

TELEMATICS

7) Microsoft Wants Sync to Control Much More than Gadgets
Link to Wired News story:
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/02/microsoft-wants.html


News Releases
1)
Los Angeles Metro Interactive Video Wall Launches at metro.net
2) US Transportation Secretary Peters Announces New Strategy to Improve Safety on Rural Roads
3) Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Employee Wins First APTA Call Center Challenge
4) Radio Station Listeners Donate GPS Units to South African Police Service5) 'Fly with US. Read with Kids.' Campaign Takes to the Skies
Solicitation
- Request for Applications – Rural Safety Innovation Program – Federal Highway Administration
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-3716.htm
- Request for Qualifications - CDTA-Business Development 09-600-602 Route 5 BRT Project Roadway Components – Capital District Transportation Authority
http://www.cdta.org/pdfs/business/NOTICE%20TO%20PROPOSERS%20CDTA%20Business%20Development%20Rt%205%20BRT%20Roadway%20Components.pdf


Upcoming Events
Railway Terminal Design and Operations Conference – April 15-16 – Amsterdam
http://www.passengerterminal-expo.com/rail


Friday Bonus
I may not speak German very well, but I’m pretty sure this is not part of the pre-approved message library.
http://www.break.com/index/kids-hack-german-highway-system.html


Today in Transportation History
1840 - John Philip Holland, an submarine pioneer, was born in County Clare, Ireland.
http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/FenianRam/index.html

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