Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, September 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) San Francisco Muni to Conduct Routine Inspections of Cameras
Previously, problems only discovered following incidents.
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
2) Arizona Driver Dons Monkey Masks to Elude Tickets
Link to AP article:
3) GIS is the Big Winner in Push for Open Government
Link to analysis in Government Technology:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) Let Your iPhone Drive You
A review of driving-directions applications.
Link to article in PC Magazine:
5) Washington State Considers Selling Company Naming Right on Ferries
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
6) Latest Edition of Thinking Highways Online
Link to magazine:
http://www.thinkinghighways.com/#/224 (Europe/Rest of World Edition)
7) Scottish Political Party: Ministers Should Red Light 'Unnecessary' Road Signs
Link to STV News story:
8) Minnesota Engineers Take a New Line on Road Safety
Wider stripes, reflective tape part of effort to reduce fatalities on rural roads.
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:
9) Billboards Spur a Fight in New York City - Free Speech vs. Beauty
Link to article in The New York Times:
10) Interstate Highway Signs in Chicago-Area Leave Drivers Guessing
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) How Can We Improve Transportation Security?
Link to comments on the National Journal Transportation Expert Blog:
12) Despite Hiccups, New Metra Web Site Records Record Numbers
Link to story on WBBM Radio:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
13) Revamped Florida 511 Service Leaves Drivers with Phone Rage
Link to article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
14) UK Highways Agency Fast Lane Traffic Monitoring Scheme Worth £200 Million
Link to article in CIO UK:
15) US 50 Sensors Gauge Ocean City, Maryland Beach Traffic
Link to article in The Daily Times:
16) India’s Union Ministry Frames Service Benchmark for Public Transport, Including ITS, for JNNURM Cities
Link to article in The Times of India:
17) New Study Show Bay Area Drivers Upset at Congestion, but Unlikely to Change
Information that predicts traffic congestion would help.
Link to article in The Examiner:
18) Disclosure Sought on ‘Opt Out’ for Side Airbags
Link to article in The Detroit News:
19) Now, Technology is Job One
Ford shows off new gadgets, power motor.
Link to commentary on MarketWatch:
20) Car Harnesses Fighter Jet Technology
Link to BBC News story:
Webinar: Aligning ITS Projects and Programs with Your Agency's Strategic Goals – September 17
Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - Luna 2, a Soviet spacecraft, became the first man-made object to reach the Moon.
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