Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) No Red Light Cameras for Some Illinois Towns
Link to story in the Quad-City Times:

2) SANRAL Camera Project Winds Up
Cameras and variable message boards deployed in Johannesburg area.
Link to story on ITWeb:

3) More Webcams Will View Colorado’s Vail Pass
In future drivers will be able to see entire pass online.
Link to story in the Vail Daily:


4) Sacramento’s Big Fix: Will GPS Systems be Any Help?
Link to story and video report in The Sacramento Bee:

5) Pulsars Could Serve as Extraterrestrial PNT Beacons
Link to story in GPS World:


6) Young Professionals in Transportation Group Started in Washington, DC
Group’s mission is to provide career guidance, fellowship, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the transportation field.
Link to further information:


7) Local Officials in Louisiana in Dark About Chemicals on Trains
Link to story in the Insurance Journal:
Link to story in The Daily Advertiser:

8) High-Speed Rail: Internet Connection on Thalys Trains
Link to story on the Transport Information Group:


9) Language Not a Barrier for Some Drivers
Knowing English not a requirement for a driver’s license in some states.
Link to story in The Republican & Herald:


10) Installation of Radio Frequency Technology at Texas-Mexico Border Will Cause Short-Term Delays at Entry Points
Link to AP story:


11) Not Just Traffic: Inrix Makes a Bold Move
Link to story in Perspectives on LBS:


12) Small Library Opening at BART Station
Vending-like machine will accept library cards and dispense books.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to news release from the Contra Costa County Library:

News Releases
Copenhagen Airports Introduces Unique Wireless Technology
2) Web Site is Up and Running; Presents Topical News, Studies and Analysis with a French-American Way of Thinking
3) Watch This Space: Video Surveillance Software Revenue to Grow Fourfold by 2013
4) Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2008 at TU Eindhoven

Upcoming Events
2008 Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium – August 14-15 – Madison, Wisconsin

Today in Transportation History
1987 – Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a small private plane in Moscow’s Red Square.,,819972,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=fromtheobserver


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