Monday, May 3, 2004
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, May 3, 2004 -- ISSN: 1529-1057Link to article in The New York Times (New York, New York):1) Panel Says Rail System Vulnerable to AttackLink to article in The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts):http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/05/01/panel_says_rail_system_vulnerable_to_attack/2) US Airports Test Defenses Against Possible Missile StrikesLink to article from The Washington Post via The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho):3) RPI Researchers Navigate Plan to Avoid Traffic Jams
Link to article in The Business Review:
http://albany.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2004/05/03/story7.html4) Austin's Combined Traffic and Emergency Communications Center Recognized for Organization, Efficiency
Link to story on News 8 Austin:
http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=105672&SecID=2 (includes link to video report)5) Houston Metro's Plan to Change Collision Course
New signs and lane markings designed to improve safety.
Link to story from KHOU-TV (Houston, Texas):
http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou040430_jw_lightrailcrashes.17892dae2.html (includes link to video report)
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas):
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/25426336) North Carolina DOT's Expanded Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems Helping to Reduce Congestion and Improve Safety
Link to commentary on News 14 Carolina:
http://rdu.news14.com/content/headlines/?ArID=46750&SecID=27) Airlines Confirm Giving Airlines More Passenger Data
Link to article from the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California):
http://cnniw.yellowbrix.com/pages/cnniw/Story.nsp?story_id=50608107&ID=cnniw&scategory=Transportation8) Go Off the Beaten Path? Not Likely with GPShttp://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/30/travel/escapes/30MAPS.html (free registration required)9) Articles from ICDN Newsletter- Is There a New Paradigm for ITS Travel-Time Data?- The Merits of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication for Intersection Safety10) Saving Lives of Moose and MenHigh and low-tech used to reduce crashes with wildlife.Link to article from The Washington Post via MSNBC:11) Counting CarsUtah company's technology uses radar to help drivers get to their destination.Link to story in the Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, Utah):12) Entrepreneur Reads the Signs, Overcomes BarriersWoman makes and sells the signs warning motorists to slow down and drive with caution when passing through work zones.Link to article in The Business Review:13) High-Tech Traffic System Coming to I-75 in FloridaLink to story on WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, Florida):http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=636&z=3 (includes video report)14) Traffic Control with the Help of 546 CamerasLink to story from the Macedonian Press Agency:15) New Sign Meant to Create a Virtuous Cycle on Queen Elizabeth WayLink to commentary in The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario):http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040503/TGRIDLOCK03/TPComment/Columnists16) Highway Project Manager Juggles Myriad ResponsibilitiesLink to story in The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, New Mexico):17) Convergys Finds New Voice with OnStar DealLink to story in the Business Courier:18) My Towing Reforms Will Keep Traffic MovingLink to commentary by Houston Mayor Bill White in the Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas):19) US Department of Defense Seeks Ideas on New Homeland Security TechnologiesAmong areas of interest are port and border security technologies, and maritime and land logistics security applications.Link to story in Government Computer News:Link to additional details from the Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology:20) Electronic Toll Collection Saves New Jersey Turnpike Travelers 2.1 Million Hours Each YearLink to additional details from US DOT's ITS Benefits and Cost Database:Today in Transportation History1494 - The island, later named Jamaica, was first sighted by Christopher Columbus.
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