Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 1, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Illinois Making It Easier to Travel
Joins alliance promoting tolls interoperability.
Link to story in the Daily Herald:

2) West Virginia Turnpike Authority Mulls Toll System Upgrade
Link to story in The Register-Herald:


3) Los Angeles Mayor Rejects Port PR Plan
Villaraigosa wants harbor commission to train employees instead of hiring a second firm to promote trucking program.
Link to story in the Daily Breeze:

4) Que? Spanish Crew's Lack of English Sank the Mary Rose in 1545
Link to story in The Times:


5) Lawsuit Challenges Missouri Limit on Fees for Drivers License Database
Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


6) Bridge Collapse Revealed Holes in Federal Data
Link to story on MSNBC:

7) The 11th Street Bridges: Building Teams to Improve Outcomes and Expedite Environmental Review
Link to story in Successes in Stewardship:


8) US Department of Homeland Security Plans to Unify Emergency Communications
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

9) Travelers’ Laptops May be Detained at US Borders
No suspicion required under Department of Homeland Security policies.
Link to story in The Washington Post:


10) Montreal’s Electronic Bus Passes a Big Success, Transit Corp. Says
Link to CBC News story:

11) Data Transmission Problem Disrupted MetroCard Sales
Link to story in The New York Times:


12) New Restrictions May Hamper Updates to Motorists
The West Virginia Department of Highways has a new set of standards for the media when it comes to passing along information on the Wheeling Tunnel.
Link to story and video report on WTRF-TV:

13) Interview with David Brown, Director of the Institute of Industrial Research at the University of Portsmouth
Says commercial versions of an algorithms that enable cars to communicate with one another to predict traffic delays could be available within a year.
Link to interview from Traffic Technology International:

14) Intelligent Transportation Systems in India
Link to story in Express Computer:

News Releases
Virginia Transportation Research Council Annual Report Now Available Online
2) New Wireless Technology Responds to Emergencies Where GPS Doesn't Work

Job Posting
- Operations Program Coordinator – I-95 Corridor Coalition

Upcoming Events
The 1st Middle East Parking Symposium – November 10-12 - Abu Dhabi. UAE

Today in Transportation History
1828 **180th anniversary** - The Bolton and Leigh Railway opened.


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