Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 21, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Communications Commission Asked to Probe Spectrum Auction
Failure of public safety band to draw bids raises suspicions.
Link to story in The Washington Post:


2) Do Red Light Cameras Work Too Well?
Link to story and video report on MSNBC:

3) Maine Lawmakers Reject Traffic Camera Plan
Link to story in the Morning Sentinel:
Link to further information on bill:

4) Maryland House Passes Speed Camera Bill
Link to story in The Washington Post:


5) More Federal Funds Will Help Expand Trolley, Bus Surveillance Program in San Diego
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:


6) Virginia DOT Says It Bungled Response to Ice Storm
VDOT report says electronic warning signs remained dark and a motorist alert system was not updated for hours.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to news release from VDOT:
Link to report:

News Releases
New Iowa 511 Web Site Launched
2) ISO to Develop New Management System Standard for Improving Road Safety on Global Level

- Request for Information – Dynamic Message Sign Retrofit – Ohio Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
4th Annual International Airfield Operations Area Expo & Conference – June 1-3 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Friday Bonus
More proof that directing traffic is an art form.

Today in Transportation History
1918 **90th anniversary** - The Railroad Control Act goes into effect. The law guaranteed the return of US railroads to private ownership following World War I.


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