Wednesday, June 1, 2005
- Transportation Communications NewsletterWednesday, June 1, 2005 -- ISSN 1529-1057MARITIME SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXPO USA
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DON'T DELAY - To exhibit or attend, please contact George DeBakey or Barbara Lecker at 301-493-5500 or visit www.maritimesecurityexpo.com for more information.1) US Modifies Air Passenger List ProposalLink to story in The Washington Post:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/31/AR2005053101586.html (free registration required)2) Call Boxes Falling by the WaysideLink to story in USA Today:3) Commuter Version of '411' Nears ReadinessNew 511 traveler information system should be available in San Diego County by December or shortly thereafter.Link to story in the North County Times:4) From the ICDN Newsletter- Preliminary Results Show a Significant Payoff from New Ramp Meters in Downtown Atlanta- New Initiative on Traffic Incident Management Performance Measures Set to Begin5) Lack of E-ZPass Signs Seems to Pay Off
Garden State Parkway officials say removal at 3 toll plazas improves vehicle safety in electronic toll lanes.Link to story in The Star-Ledger:6) UK Engineers Navigate Europe's FutureWork nears completion on the payload for the Galileo project.Link to story on BBC News:7) Wireless Tech Makes Tourism SplashSystem on Europe's inland waterways will provide up-to-date, location-based information on everything from good restaurants to nearby emergency services.Link to story on IST Results:Link to additional information on eureauweb: http://www.eureauweb.com/8) Looking to Increase Revenue, Airlines Invest in Entertainment as They Cut Other AmenitiesLink to story in The Boston Globe:http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2005/05/29/no_meals_no_pillows_try_movies_tv_and_games/9) FAQs on Cell Phones In-FlightLink to details from CNET News.com:10) Big Brother Watches Over Brooklyn Subway StationsLink to article in Newsday:11) Regan and Others See Open Road Tolling Using DSRC and GPSLink to story in TOLLROADSnews:12) Indiana DOT Reducing Electronic Message BoardsLink to story in the Courier & Press:13) Signs Legible from Farther AwayTexas is one of two states to start switching highway signs to a new font.Link to story in the Star-Telegram:Link to additional information on Clearview font with examples from Typographica: http://typographi.com/000931.php14) Easy RiderThe car emerges as a viable extension of the home network.Link to article in Digital Connect:15) Advancing the Sensor WebA diverse group of experts convened in Washington, DC, in April to discuss the advantages of uniting sensor technologies with geospatial solutions.Link to article in Geospatial Solutions:16) MapQuest Moves to Print PublishingLink to United Press International story:17) April/May Issue of Research & Technology Transporter OnlineLink to newsletter:18) Federal Communications Commission Seeks Public Comment on Possible Revision or Elimination of RulesSection on page 36 concerns ITS radio service:Link to document:Bernie's NotesPhilip Shucet will be stepping down as the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation at the end of this month. During his three years as leader of VDOT he clearly understood the importance of communications in accomplishing his job. Early in his tenure he unveiled the Dashboard (http://dashboard.virginiadot.org), a system where anyone with Internet access could quickly and easily see the status of VDOT projects. Under different circumstances this might have been viewed as just another PR effort, but Dashboard showed the bad news along with the good. I'm aware of no other transportation organization that makes such information available to the public in such an easy to understand method. VDOT has long been a leader in the area of traffic technology with their Smart Traffic centers, one of the first deployments of 511, and the Smart Road project in Blacksburg. While these systems were in place before Commissioner Shucet came into office he continued the programs, despite financial pressures, and in many cases expanded them. I hope whoever follows Commissioner Shucet at VDOT will continue to emphasize open communications as an important part of their job.Link to news releases1) Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Excellence in Automotive & Transportation Awards Banquet Lauds Europe's Achievers2) Canadian Government Announces New Support for Public Transit - Portion of Money Will be Used for Public Transit ITSSolicitationRequest for Applications - Discretionary Cooperative Agreement for Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS) - NHTSAUpcoming EventsTransportation Research Board 2005 Summer Conference - July 10-12 - BostonToday in Transportation History1982 - The Norfolk & Western Railway and the Southern Railway became part of Norfolk Southern Corporation.More links for traffic and transportation: http://www.trafficlinq.com======================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.For a free subscription please send an e-mail message to:
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