Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Senate Sends Rail Safety Bill to Bush
Link to AP story:
Link to additional information from the Library of Congress:

2) US Federal Railroad Administration Issues Emergency Order
On-duty railroad operating employees’ use of cellular telephones and other distracting electronic and electrical devices restricted.
Link to order:


3) The ‘Smart Road’ Scam
Link to story in Regulation:


4) Rail Engineer Sent Text Just Before Deadly Los Angeles Crash
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to news release from the National Transportation Safety Board:


5) Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign Unveiled in New York City Subways
Link to AP story:


6) Orange to Provide Road Traffic Data Based on GSM Signal
Link to story in GPS Business News:

7) Counterintuitive Physics May Help Everyone Drive Home Quicker
Study finds that knowing traffic conditions may do more harm than good.
Link to story on Physorg:


8) Robotic Car Which Avoids Collisions Unveiled
Link to story in the Telegraph:
Link to further information from Nissan:

9) Freightliner Told to Change Ad Campaign
Link to story on Today’s Trucking:
Link to news release from the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus:

News Releases
High-Tech Traffic Upgrades Deployed on Utah Roads
2) Embry-Riddle and Research Partners to Demo Weather Advisory Info Integration
3) Skymeter Announces Partnership with Cisco Seoul to Demonstrate Smart Transportation Pricing in Seoul Korea
4) Caltrans Installs Sensys Networks Wireless Vehicle Detection Systems Throughout California

Upcoming Events
Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference – April 22-24 – Rotterdam and Breda, The Netherlands

Today in Transportation History
1926 – English travel writer, Jan Morris was born in Clevedon, Somerset, England.

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