Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) New York State Seeks Green Perspective from Traffic Camera System
State is trying to measure the environmental benefits they can bring.
Link to story in Government Technology:

2) Scofflaws on Camera
Vehicle license plates are used in efforts to track down tax evaders in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Link to story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:


3) SSTL Completes Galileo Testing, GIOVE-B Functioning Well
Link to story in GPS World:


4) US Navy Installing Satellite Broadband on Ships
Link to story on NextGov:


5) US Federal Railroad Administration Proposes Rule to Generate More Detailed Train Accident Info, More Useful Injury Data
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:


6) Florida Officials Hope Varying Speed Limits Makes Interstate 4 Safer, Smoother
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,3494142.story

7) Benefits of Using Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones: A Summary Report
Link to further information:


8) ‘Early Warning’ Auto Safety Data Made Public
Link to Reuters story:

9) Police Testing Wearable Video Cameras
Link to story and video report on KING-TV:


10) Glasglow Subway Mobile Use ‘Months Away’
Link to BBC News story:

11) Milwaukee Mayor Blames Transit Stalemate on Talk Radio
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

12) Boise Area Bus System Switches to Marked Bus Stops
Link to story on KTVB-TV:


13) Travel Time Signs in Las Vegas Area Put to the Test
Link to story and video report on KTNV-TV:

14) University of Massachusetts Keeps Tabs on Local Traffic
Uses electronic toll technology to track conditions in Amherst area.
Link to story in The Daily Collegian:


15) Iowa State Patrol Tests Voice-Activated Car
Link to Radio Iowa story and audio report:

News Releases
Air Canada to Offer Live Internet Access to Customers In-flight
2) Global Maritime Domain Awareness Wins Innovations in American Government Award
3) Tellme Delivers Voice-Driven Microsoft Live Search Results from Mobile Phones to Dash Express GPS Devices
Dual Mode Antenna Combines GPS and 5.9 GHz DSRC in One Small Package
5) Verizon Chooses Navteq Traffic for FiOS TV Service
6) Garmin Selects Navteq for First Advertising Supported Real-Time Traffic Delivery

Upcoming Events
Talking Operations Webinar: Road Weather Management – September 30

Today in Transportation History
1932 – The Independent Subway (IND) line opened in New York City. The first section was the Eighth Avenue Line.
In yesterday’s history item I said the National Highway Safety Bureau was a forerunner of the NTSB. I should have written that it was a forerunner of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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