Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Unmanned Drones to Help with Hurricane Forecasting
But FAA worries they could endanger planes fleeing hurricanes.
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
2) Taking the E-Z Way Out
While experts debate how much a Manhattan congestion fee would cut traffic and air pollution, one thing does seem certain: It will boost E-ZPass usage.
Link to column in the Gotham Gazette:
3) How Mark IV Beat Amtech to win E-ZPass in 1994 – Inside Story
Link to story in TOLLROADnews:
4) March Issue of Florida DOT’s Sunguide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:
5) Arizona DOT Requests Pedestrian Input on Highway System
Link to story in the Arizona Daily Star:
http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/231177 (free registration required)
6) New MUTCD Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements
Link to article in T2 Roads on the Range:
http://wwweng.uwyo.edu/wyt2/newsletters/Winter.pdf (page 3)
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) Arizona Lawmakers Take Issue with Hybrid Driver’s Licenses
The new license would contain an RFID tag that can be scanned at a distance, raising concerns about privacy and cost.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
8) Cell Phone Law May Not Make Roads Safer
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-distract25mar25,1,105874.story (free registration required)
9) Honda Tests Inter-Vehicle, Road-to-Vehicle Communication Systems
Link to Nikkei story:
10) Melbourne Public Transport Smart Card Faces Two-Year Delay
Link to story in the Herald Sun:
11) Chicago Transit Authority’s Bus Tracker System to be Expanded
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) How Smart Can Intelligent Transportation Get?
Link to story in Better Roads:
13) Beating Traffic by Joining the Network
New system takes and shares data from cars.
Link to story and video report in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/24/AR2008032402502.html?sub=AR (free registration required)
14) mSpot Adds Live Traffic Reports
Link to story in Mediaweek:
Link to news release from mSpot:
1) TomTom and Swisscom Sign Agreement to Bring High Definition Traffic to Switzerland
2) Argonne National Laboratory, US DOT Open Transportation Research, Computing Center
Fatigue & Work Seminar – May 9 – Chicago
Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - The Avro Arrow, a Canadian jet interceptor, makes its maiden flight.
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