Monday, February 2, 2004
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, February 2, 2004 -- ISSN: 1529-1057
1) Commuters Rail About T's Faulty Message SystemLink to column in The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts):http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/01/commuters_rail_about_ts_faulty_message_system/2) Virginia Bills Renew Fight Over Traffic CamerasLink to story in The Washington Post (Washington, DC):3) Florida Ports Lead Nation in Security EffortsLink to Associated Press story via Tallahassee.com:4) US, Canada Start Passenger List TalksLink to Associated Press story via The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia):Link to news release from the US Department of Homeland Security:5) A Railroad Finds its VoiceNew system turns radio messages from the locomotive into shipment-tracking data for managers and customers.Link to article in Computerworld:Remote-Controlled Train Expect to Boost Efficiency and Safety6) Updates From the ICDN Newsletter- Frequently Asked Questions on ITS Data Quality- TMC Pooled-Fund Study to Release New "Managing Travel for Planned Special Events" Handbook and Related Resources7) Traffic Tips & Night-Glo Gear - Eminent Citizens Suggest Ways to Make Calcutta a Better Place to Walk, Drive inLink to article in The Telegraph (Calcutta, India):8) Biosecurity 'HullCam'Device can be used to check ocean-going yachts for dangerous aquatic life on hulls.Link to article in Ballast Water News:9) Dubai Police and BMW Launch First Mid-East In-Car Emergency ServiceLink to story on AME Info:10) Articles From January Issue of the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management- A Framework for Sustainable Port Security- The Transportation of Highly Radioactive Waste: Implications for Homeland Securityhttp://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol1/iss2/ (full text of articles requires free registration)11) ADI Files for Emergency Radio SignalingCompany asks FCC to permit an emergency vehicle signaling service which would alert drivers of approaching emergency vehicles.Link to story in Radio:http://beradio.com/ar/radio_currents_52/index.htm#adi#adi (scroll down to story)Link to public notice from the Federal Communications Commission:12) Making an Online Map, One Block at a TimeLink to article in the St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida):13) Making TracksRichard Carpenter is mapping every mile of America's railroad system as of 1946. By hand. "It's a story," he says, "that needs to be told."Link to story in Fast Company:14) Grant to Bring High-Tech Traffic Controls to Macomb County, MichiganLink to story in The Macomb Daily (Mount Clemens, Michigan):15) Dummies, the Next GenerationFive years after safety campaigners killed off Vince and Larry, a new generation of spokesdummies will appear on television in the next few days.Link to story in The New York Times (New York, New York):http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/01/automobiles/01dummy.html?8dt (free registration required)More stories in today's Extra Edition:- Intelligent Recommendations for Tourist Destination Decision-Making- Can We Talk? Getting the Goods on Frequent-Flier Deals Through Online Forums- Governor Pataki: Close New York State Thruway Authority- EBS to EAS to What?- Traffic Signs Translate Into a MistakeLink to news releases- Major Boost for Traffic Services in Dubai- Minorplanet Systems USA, Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition to Restructure Debt- White House Budget Cuts for Air Traffic Expose Credibility Gap- ACS Awarded Bay Area FasTrak Contract- American Association of Port Authorities Concerned FY '05 Budget Lacks Funds for Port Facility SecurityToday in Transportation History1913 - Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City.
http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/More links for traffic and transportation: http://www.trafficlinq.com=============================================
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