Thursday, July 1, 2004
- Transportation Communications NewsletterThursday, July 1, 2004 -- ISSN: 1529-1057
1) US Denies Ship Entry as Anti-Terror Law Takes HoldLink to Reuters story:2) Poll: Higher Taxes OK if They Reduce Traffic HeadachesFHWA Administrator favors methods such as 511, better signal coordination and faster notification of emergency help.Link to Associated Press story via The Fresno Bee (Fresno, California):3) New From the ICDN Newsletter- National Traffic Incident Management Coalition Holds its Kickoff Meeting- Washington State DOT Aggressively Leverages Transportation Operations Measures4) Bad Driving Holds the Secret to Traffic ForecastsA traffic simulation system is helping drivers by predicting jams on Germany�s autobahn network up to an hour before they happen.Link to story on Innovations Report:Direct link to Verkehrsinformationssystem autobahn.NRW: http://www.autobahn.nrw.de/ (German and English versions available)5) Level Crossing Cameras Just for SafetyLink to story in the Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia):6) Articles in Directions- Tele Atlas Receives Clearance to Purchase GDT - An Exclusive Interview with Mike Gerling - the New COO- GIS-T at Airborne Express - Part 27) Finding Lost Luggage - Quickly�That's the Promise of Delta's Radio Frequency ID Tag SystemLink to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio):8) FAA Traffic-Flow Management Tutorial Now OnlineLink to story on AVweb:Direct link to tutorial from the Federal Aviation Administration:http://www.fly.faa.gov/Products/Training/Traffic_Management_for_Pilots/traffic_management_for_pilots.html9) Cellular Phones Evolving Into Much More for Truck DriversLink to article in Truck West:http://www.trucknews.com/issues_TWT/ISarticle.asp?id=151963&story_id=7227134218&issue=06012004&PC=TWT10) More Cash Lanes as Single ETC System Comes Into Effect Today in MalaysiaLink to story in The Star (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia):11) Transportation Card Readers Fail in Seoul on First Day of Revised Public Transportation SystemLink to story in The Chosun Ilbo (Seoul, Korea):12) Vermont Radio Stations Eye Deal for Phish Fest WeekendStations hope to provide traffic updates and public service announcements for concerts expected to draw thousands.Link to story in The Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, Vermont):13) Above it AllNews/traffic chopper crews compete for shots - and cooperate for safety in Southland's crowded skies.Link to story in Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, California):14) The Gridlock CandidateThe county mayor�s race is bumper-to-bumper with hopefuls, but a former traffic reporter thinks he has a shot.Link to story in Miami New Times (Miami, Florida):Link to Dave Slater for Mayor site: http://www.slaterformayor.com/15) Map&Guide Helps UK Truckers Avoid Traffic JamsLink to story on eyefortransport:More stories in today's Extra Edition:- Sensors Top List of Hot Technologies for Homeland Security Investors, Analysis Says- California Governor Cancels $4 Fee to Register Vehicles via WebLink to news releases- Federal Aviation Administration Selects Computer Sciences Corp. to Design Upgraded Traffic Flow Management System- SEPTA Launches Redesigned Web Site- $3 Toll Kicks in July 1� Motorists Signing Up for FasTrak at Record RateThe correct link to yesterday's news releases is:Today in Transportation History1964 - 25th Anniversary - The Cape May-Lewes Ferry began service across Delaware Bay. The first trip, carried 8 vehicles and 15 passengers, departed the Lewes, Delaware terminal at 6:47 am, seven minutes later than its scheduled start.Web Site of the Day: North Carolina State Highway PatrolOn this date 75 years ago, the first 37 officers of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol wereofficially sworn into office. The next day the first officer to die in the line of duty, Patrolman G.I.Thompson, was killed in a motorcycle accident. The Highway Patrol's Web site, in addition tohistorical facts, also has information on many other aspects of the force, including safetyprograms, their communications network and statistics going back to the mid 1990s.More links for traffic and transportation: http://www.trafficlinq.com===================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.
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