Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 5, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Device Helps Disabled Gain Independence
Travel Assistance Device sends a signal to the disabled person's cell phone when the bus reaches a designated stop.
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:
Link to additional information from the University of South Florida:


2) Pinal County, Arizona Pulls Speed Cameras
Link to AP story:

3) Federal Court Ruling Paves Way for More Red-Light Cameras in Chicago
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,chicago-red-light-cameres-court-of-appeals-010509.article


4) Blind Residents Want Quebec to Help GPS be Their Guide
Link to CBC News story:

5) GPS on a Plane…Insane
Link to blog in The Times:


6) Infinite e-Town Project Launched in Beijing
Project will use third-generation mobile communications for applications including ITS.
Link to China Knowledge story:


7) Signage is Tough Issue for Nebraska Attractions
Link to story in the North Platte Telegraph:

8) Malaysian Roads to be Rated for Safety
Link to story in The Star:
Link to additional information from the International Road Assessment Programme:

9) Kansas Senator Wants to Base Interstate Tolls on Speed
Bill would allow the Kansas Turnpike Authority to charge tolls based on the speed traveled by a driver.
Link to story in The Topeka Capital-Journal:


10) Internet to Help Identify Drivers' Next-of-Kin
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:
Link to additional information on Florida's Emergency Contact Information Program:

11) New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Wants Cabbie Cameras
Link to story in the Daily News:

12) Radiation Expert: A New Device Sniffs Out the Bad Stuff
Link to story in Governing:
Link to additional information from Textron Defense Systems:


13) Will Brain Waves Help Pilot Future Space Ships?
Link to column in USA Today:


14) 'Next Stop, [Your Audio Ad Here]'
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to additional information from Commuter Advertising:

15) Arriving Soon: Toronto Transit Info at the Touch of a Cell Phone
Link to story in Metro Toronto:
Link to additional information about Next Vehicle Information System from the TTC:


16) Calls to South Dakota 511 Travel Hotline Increase Again
Link to AP story:

17) Washington State DOT Using Twitter to Update Drivers
Link to story and video report on KING-TV:
Link to WSDOT on Twitter:

18) St. Louis MySpace Page Will Keep You Out of Traffic, In a Trance
Link to blog from the Riverfront Times:
Link to MySpace page:


19) Monitoring Devices Installed on State Vehicles in Oklahoma
Link to AP story:

20) US Appeals Court Pulls Ruling on Michigan Mirror Ornaments Law
Link to AP story:

21) Arizona Lawmaker Wants to Junk License-Frame Law
Link to Capitol Media Services story:

22) Can You Hear My Prius Now?
Link to story in The New York Times:

News Releases
A Single Certificate for Safer Navigation on European Inland Waterways

Upcoming Events
2009 Toll Road Summit of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Rim – March 15-18 – Sydney

Today in Transportation History
1939 **70th anniversary** - Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was declared dead following her disappearance in 1937.

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