Tuesday, February 1, 2005
- Transportation Communications NewsletterTuesday, February 1, 2005 -- ISSN 1529-10571) Tolls Rise as E-ZPass System Debuts on Maine TurnpikeLink to Associated Press story on MaineToday.com:Link to news release from the Maine Turnpike Authority:2) Fare TradeMBTA tests its new card-based system to mixed reviews.Link to story in The Boston Globe:3) Analyst: Accident Surge Means Vicious Circle for California Traffic CopsOfficers spend more time responding to crashes and less time trying to prevent them, so the number of accidents keeps increasing.Link to Associated Press story:4) Senator Proposes Legislation to Improve Railroad SafetyLink to story in the Times Union:Link to news release from Senator Charles Schumer:5) Your New Car: A Family Room on WheelsLink to story on Bankrate.com:6) Raleigh, North Carolina Emergency Plan Would Bar People From Some RoadsLink to story on WNCN-TV:http://www.nbc17.com/news/4148987/detail.html (includes link to video report)7) Bracelet for Traffic SafetyIsraeli council for traffic safety is distributing tens of thousands of "safety bracelets" encouraging drivers to be patient on the roads, particularly towards pedestrians.Link to story on Arutz Sheva:8) You May Not Find Yourself with OnStarLink to column in the Detroit Free Press:Link to news releases1) Road Transport Sector Works Together to Make Europe�s Road Transport Safer, Cleaner and More Competitivehttp://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/05/124&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en2) New Approach to Promoting Cleaner, Safer Transport in UK3) ABI Research: Government Mandates Key to Electronic Container Tracking�s Success4) Westwood One's Metro Networks Operations Expands into Mobile, Alabama5) Strategy Analytics: Market Growth in Sight for Automotive Camera Systemshttp://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050201005778&newsLang=en6) Consumer Demand for Superior Performance Systems to Push Growth of Nascent Chinese Infotainment Market, but High Prices to Restrain Uptake7) A "Good Sign" for Drivers -- Carmanah Improves Illuminated Road Signshttp://www.carmanah.com/content/investors/news_releases/display_news_release.asp?cartNum=15352_2144&id=0502018) EZ Wireless Creates Country's Largest Public Safety Wireless DeploymentUpcoming EventsCONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 - March 15-19 - Las VegasFAA Aviation Forecast Conference - March 17-18 - Washington, DC
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