Monday, September 1, 2003
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, September 1, 2003 -- ISSN: 1529-10571) Traffic Control Could Be Only A Phone Call AwayLink to column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia):2) New Mexico Town Prepares For Anti-Terror TrainingAmong other things, center in Playas will offer lessons on protecting pipelines and transportation systems.Link to Associated Press story via PennLive.com:3) Going High-Tech: Multi-Million Dollar System Monitors Intersections Across Collier County, FloridaLink to article in the Naples Daily News (Naples, Florida):4) High-Tech TransitRichard Arthur wants to demonstrate driverless transit vehicle by linking Albany and Rensselaer.Link to article in The Business Review:Link to additional information from CyberTran: http://www.cybertran.com/5) Revamp Of Melbourne Public Transport Aims To Boost UseTrains, trams and buses will work in unison under the single new brand, Metlink.Link to article in the Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia):6) A Win-Win Solution For Our FreewaysHigh-occupancy toll lane systems ease traffic while raising revenue.Link to article from the Reason Public Policy Institute:7) Florida DOT Explores The Viability Of Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) For Traffic SurveillanceLink to story in the ICDN Newsletter:8) Group Urges Investment In More Technology To Warn PublicLink to article in Federal Computer Week:9) TollTag Will Soon Be Accepted At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Parking LotsLink to story in the Plano Star Courier (Plano, Texas):10) CARS-Amber Builds On The CARS Platform To Help "Standardize" Amber Alerts In Eight StatesLink to story in the ICDN Newsletter:11) Car That Can Park Itself Put On Sale By ToyotaLink to Reuters story via Yahoo Finance:Link to news release from Toyota:12) A Tunnel With A View -- And A ProfitWashington, DC's Metro looks at new technology for ads to boost revenue.Link to article in The Washington Post (Washington, DC):13) Who's Really In The Driving Seat?Insurance companies will push for vehicle telematics to track drivers' actions.Link to article in the Yorkshire Evening Post (Leeds, UK):14) TIPS Helps Kentucky Motorists Get Through Highway Work ZonesLink to news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:15) Nebraska Department Of Roads Automated Permit System Operational September 2Link to news release from NDOR:Web Site of the Day: UAWOn Labor Day I like to feature a transportation-oriented union as my 'Web Site of the Day.'This year the UAW (The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and AgriculturalImplement Workers of America) fills that spot. Most folks probably think of the workers whoassemble automobiles for GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler when they think of the UAW, but asthe name indicates their scope is wider than just cars. Other transportation-related activitiesinclude trucks, farm and construction equipment, automotive parts, and aerospace. They alsorepresent government workers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. On the site you can learnmore about the union, read the UAW's publications, and discover some of the issuesimportant to the union.Today in Transportation History1859 - The Pullman sleeping car was put into service. Chicago & Alton number 9, makes its first run from Bloomington, IL to Chicago.
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/pullman.htmlThere is no Extra Edition today.
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