Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Registration for IBTTA’s 76th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Now Open – Baltimore, MD USA, September 21-24, 2008
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1) Tapping Mapping for an Extra Eye on the Road
Link to story from Automotive News:
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) Study: Sat-Nav Systems Responsible for 300,000 Crashes
Link to story in The Tech Herald:
3) GPS-Integrated Rear-View Mirror Comes to the US
Link to story in U.S. News & World Report:
4) US House Leaders Say Transportation Worker Identification Credential Testing Should be Free
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
5) Motorway Warning Signs: How They Work
Link to story in the Leigh Journal:
6) Look Out for that Bump! Screech!
Communities use lots of approaches to calming traffic, including traditional speed signs and some extra reminders.
Link to story and audio report on the Voice of America:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) Biometrics Stems Driver’s License Fraud
Link to story in Public CIO
8) NASA Plans GPS-Like System for Return to the Moon
Link to story in Scientific America:
9) Automotive Infotainment: The Forefront of Technology
Link to story in Automotive DesignLine Europe:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
10) Canada, US Economic Leaders Call for Border Traffic Action Ahead of 2010 Games
Link to Canadian Press story:
1) Merger to Create World Leader in Internet Access for Public Transport
2) Minnesota’s Metro Transit Launches NexTrip GPS Bus Tracker
3) Transit Systems Not Well Integrated Into Local Emergency Plans
4) Nissan Launches Traffic Info-Based Car Navigation System in Beijing
5) New York State Police Creates Statewide Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Detail Statewide
Talking Freight Seminar: Rising Fuel Prices/The Effects of Energy Prices on Global Trade Patterns – August 20
Today in Transportation History
1933 **75th anniversary** - Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.
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