Thursday, April 1, 2004
- Transportation Communications NewsletterThursday, April 1, 2004 -- ISSN: 1529-10571) Dire Warnings May Ease Democratic National Convention TrafficBoston mayor hopes scare tactics may ease DNC traffic.Link to story in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts):2) Airlines Press EU to Resolve Rift with US on Passenger DataLink to Reuters story via Forbes.com:Link to news release from the Association of European Airlines:3) Australian Air Traffic Control Body ReplacedLink to story in The Age (Melbourne, Australia):4) Radar Faces Cheaper RivalAustralia will be the first continent in the world to have complete radar-like coverage of its airspace.Link to story in The Australian (Sydney, Australia):Link to audio report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's PM:Link to news release from Airservices Australia:5) Virginia DOT Unveils $30 Million Plan for Tunnel Maintenance in Hampton RoadsAction plan includes improvements to emergency response and traffic management plans.Link to story on WAVY-TV (Portsmouth, Virginia):Link to news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation:6) Network of Traffic Spies Built into Cars in AtlantaA fleet of vehicles equipped with computers and GPS units is helping transportation engineers understand how to keep traffic flowing�even in rush hour.Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:7) 'Student Driver' Sign Law Takes Effect April 7 in OhioNew law allows cars to display student driver signs when receiving parental instruction.Link to story in the Villager (Worthington, Ohio):http://www.thisweeknews.com/thisweek.php?edition=common&story=thisweeknews/040104/dub/News/040104-News-394663.htmlLink to text of new law:8) A Review of Location-Based ServicesLink to column in Directions Magazine:9) Some of Us Need a ReminderMore and more automakers are reminding us to buckle up.Link to article in Status Report:10) Are America's Trains Safe?Link to report on CBS News' 60 Minutes II:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/31/60II/main609695.shtml (includes link to video report)11) Articles from March Issue of Truck News- Wi-Fi Hopes - No plug? No problem. Wireless Internet access continues to grow in popularity.- Truck Stop Internet Kiosks on the Increase12) Have Computer, Will TravelOnline travel bookings soar as consumers seek better bargains.Link to Associated Press story via The Journal Standard (Freeport, Illinois):13) Transit Cooperative Research Program Project Statement - Transit Market Research: Leveraging ITS and Transit ITS DataLink to further information from the Transportation Research Board:http://www4.trb.org/trb/crp.nsf/c9d0a412717cf3a68525672f00632fb5/bc5c741ebccafdd085256dfa006fb3a6?OpenDocument14) Cool Audi or Uncool Taurus is All About AntennaeLink to column on Bloomberg.com:15) Educational Conference on ISPS Code and MTSA Compliance for the Maritime Industry - May 5-7 - Fort Lauderdale, FloridaLink to further information:Link to news releases- Arotech�s FAAC Delivers First Full Mission Light Rail Simulator- DARTA Receives Grant from Federal Transit Administration - Funding may be used to improve communications efforts.- XM Radio Adds Boston Channel to Popular XM Instant Traffic & Weather ServiceToday in Transportation History1826 - New Hampshire's Samuel Morey patented the internal combustion engine.
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