Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

An Immersion Program for Public Safety Transportation Professionals

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is excited to announce the first offering of the Freight Academy - a unique, week-long immersion program designed to efficiently train public sector agency staff involved in planning, operational, and/or management work that impact goods movement decisions, investments and interactions. Participants will have opportunities to see and learn about the inner workings of the goods movements system, including marine terminals, the distribution centers of major corporations, air cargo operations, trucking operations, and rail operations. The inaugural Academy program will be conducted at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Training at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ from October 26 – 31, 2008. The program is open to applicants from throughout North America. Scholarships are available for applicants from I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies. The application deadline is July 11, 2008. For more information and the application form please see:


1) Bus Rapid Transit Debuts in the Bronx
Link to story in Wired:


2) SunPass Mini: It’s Smaller, Costs $4.99 & No Batteries
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:


3) US Coast Guard Shows Off First High-Tech Cutter
Link to story on NextGov:


4) California Department of Transportation Studies Ruling on Minutemen Sign
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:


5) Ghana Telecom University Introduces Aviation, Telematics Courses
Link to story in The Ghanaian Chronicle:

News Releases
New Look Traffic Radio to Benefit UK Motorists
2) Personal Navigation Device Display Shipments to Double by 2010
3) Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Adopts TransCore’s eGo Plus RFID Sticker Technology for Statewide SunPass Electronic Toll Collection System
4) Galileo: The Procurement for the First Constellation of the European Navigation Satellites Will Now Start
5) Where’s Washington State DOT? Track the Trek to Artist Point on the Web
6) Cape May–Lewes Ferry Introduces New, Improved Web Site
7) $40 Million for New Traffic System in Montego Bay
8) AwareSpot: A Location Based Alert System for Mobile Phones

Upcoming Events
2008 Toward Zero Deaths Conference – October 7-8 – Rochester, Minnesota

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - The FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center opened near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1948 **60th anniversary** - The law was signed creating the Kentucky State Police.


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