Friday, August 1, 2003
- Transportation Communications NewsletterFriday, August 1, 2003 -- ISSN: 1529-1057
1) New Initiatives In Incident Management From A Public Safety ViewpointA discussion with Richard Jacques, Senior Program Manager, National Institute of Justice.Link to interview in the ICDN Newsletter:2) Homeland Security - Protection For Trucking IndustryLink to editorial in The Buffalo News (Buffalo, New York):
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20030729/1025784.aspLink to news release from US Senator Charles Schumer:3) Rail Problem With New York City Transit Authority InfoLink to article in the Daily News (New York, New York):
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/105534p-95457c.html4) Safer? Or Just Newer?Changes being made in the New York City subways include new public address systems and signage.Link to article in Newsday (Melville, New York):
http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/manhattan/nyc-nymta013397647aug01,0,2539846.story?coll=nyc-topheadlines-manhattan5) Sheriff: We Do What We Can At Crash SitesCentral Florida summit looks at ways to reduce congestion due to incidents.Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida):http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locaccidents01080103aug01,0,5982261.story?coll=orl-home-headlinesTied-Up In Orangehttp://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-asecaccidents31073103jul31,0,4787691.story?coll=orl-home-headlines6) Roadside Safety Group To Hold ForumGroup works to improve safety along North Carolina's I-40.Link to article in the Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina):7) Articles From GPS World- Robots Behind The Wheel- FAA Commissions WAAS- Cleared For Takeoff - GPS, GIS, and Removal of Airport Obstructions8) Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Present Security ChallengesAbout $5 million allocated to create an intelligent transportation system.Link to story in The Question (Whistler, British Columbia):http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison%5CWQuestion.nsf/WQnews/9FD885891F56C3DD88256D740074FEA2?OpenDocumentLink to transportation fact sheet from the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation:http://www.winter2010.com/NR/rdonlyres/etnemyrvtf3xn3bsprwnprr252fhi34nlog3ei6up2h7u3oqss5kr5nggrjr2zwbccsiuyf4litqth/021010TransportationFactSheet.pdf9) Japanese Government Wants Steep Increase In Cars Using Electronic TollsLink to article from Kyodo News via Japan Today:10) Express Lane To Success - E-ZPass About To Celebrate Tenth AnniversaryLink to article in The Journal News (White Plains, New York):11) Exit Easier With E-ZPass At Newark AirportLink to article in The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1059716136151620.xmlWeb Site of the Day: The Extra Miler ClubIt's Friday which means it's time to span the 'Net for the unusual in transportation-related sites.The members of this club have an unusual goal; to visit every county in the United States.Depending on how they're counted, there are between 3,127 and 3,145 counties in the US. Thesite has resources such as an FAQ page which answers many of the questions you must beasking yourself, links to various map sites and to the tourism agencies in each of the states andthe Canadian provinces and territories. To me, one of the most interesting features of the site arethe links to members' personal pages, which tell about their individual journeys.Today in Transportation History1793 - France became the first country to officially use the metric system of weights and measures.
http://www.aticourses.com/international_system_units.htmThere is no Extra Edition today.More links for traffic and transportation: http://www.trafficlinq.com=============================================
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