Monday, December 2, 2002
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, December 2, 2002 -- ISSN: 1529-10571) At Long Last, Trips123 Prepares To Go PublicLink to story in the ICDN Newsletter:2) Harvard Study: Accident Costs Equal The Benefits Of Cell PhonesLink to Associated Press story via The Milford Daily News (Milford, Massachusetts):Link to news release from the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis:Wireless Industry Not Impressed With Latest Wireless StudyLink to story in Wireless Week:http://www.wirelessweek.com/index.asp?layout=story&doc_id=108644&verticalID=34&vertical=Business+and+Finance&industryLink to news release from the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association:3) Keeping Drivers On TrackNebraska Department of Roads' idea for railroad alert signs merits a test.Link to editorial in the Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska):4) Cars Soon To Drive, Steer ThemselvesLink to article in the Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, California):
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/transportation/4642624.htm5) New Hampshire DOT Issues RFP For Electronic Toll Collection SystemLink to request for proposals from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation:6) New Custom At PortsNew US Customs rule requires ocean carriers to document what is on board a vessel 24 hours before leaving a foreign port.Link to story in The Washington Times (Washington, DC):7) They Promise Better Signs Down The RoadNew Jersey Department of Transportation looking at improving road signage around the state.Link to column in The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/columns/ledger/mclaughlin/index.ssf?/base/columns-0/1038728115306180.xml8) Navigating The New Newark AirportNew directional signing and customer service representatives help travelers get around.Link to article in New Jersey Monthly:9) Taking Cell Phones Out Of Drivers' HandsLink to story in The Business Journal:10) Warning System Could Foil TerroristsUniversity of Nebraska professor says device could be used at airports and seaports to detect nuclear, biological and chemical materials.Link to Associated Press story in the Omaha World-Telegram (Omaha, Nebraska):11) Driven To DistractionA look at the technologically sophisticated BMW 745i.Link to story in The New York Times Magazine:12) Virginia Posts 511 Stickers On Gas Pumps To Promote Traveler Information ServiceLink to article in The News-Gazette (Lexington, Virginia):13) 'Smart' Signals Will Improve Flow Of TrafficLink to article in The Detroit News (Detroit, Michigan):
http://www.detnews.com/2002/commuting/0212/01/b01-24265.htm14) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office Of Research & Technology Annual Forum - January 12 - Washington, DCNew Beginnings: Investments & Partnerships will be the theme of the free forum.Link to further information:15) Reynolds & Reynolds Acquires Telematics Technology Provider, NetworkcarLink to news release from Reynolds & Reynolds:Web Site of the Day: Wildlife CrossingsAsk motorists who live in rural or semi-rural areas what one of their biggestfears is and it's likely hitting an animal on the roadway will be near the top.For a long time the only preventative measures taken were static signsalong the roadside warning of animal crossings. A good deal of researchhas been done to reduce these dangers and this Web site is an excellentsource to learn more about available options. Among the many featuresare a searchable database of case histories, articles on the topic, and avariety of helpful links. The site is provided by the United States Departmentof Agriculture's Forest Service.
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