Thursday, September 1, 2005
- Transportation Communications NewsletterThursday, September 1, 2005 -- ISSN 1529-10571) Group to Back £7 Million Travel Info Scheme in West MidlandsPlan will put timetable and route information at every bus stop and interchange.Link to story from the Birmingham Post:2) Vermont Rest Stops Will Soon Offer Wi-FiLink to story in The Barre Montpelier Times Argus:3) Cars to Have Radar to Improve Road SafetyLink to story from The Business:4) Bright Lights of Trailer Ease Traffic JamsRichmond, British Columbia is known as a leader in traffic management technology.Link to story in The Richmond Review:5) Virginia Emergency Training Center Offers Disaster SimulationLink to story in the Daily Press:http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/southofjames/dp-77244sy0sep01,0,571618.story?coll=dp-news-local-sojLink to news release from the Virginia Governor's Office:6) High-Tech Deal Will Make the Mersey a Safer RiverAutomatic identification system will provide information about vessels.Link to story in the Daily Post:http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200businessfarmingnews/tm_objectid=15914910&method=full&siteid=50061&headline=hi-tech-deal-will-make-the-mersey-a-safer-river-name_page.html7) Airline E-Tickets Now 30 Percent of Market, Poll ShowsOther communication trends include more availability of ground communications for passengers, and providing boarding passes via mobile devices.Link to Reuters story:http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=internetNews&storyID=2005-09-01T120449Z_01_KRA143462_RTRIDST_0_OUKIN-UK-AIRLINES-IT.XMLLink to news release from SITA:8) Music to My Ears, but Hard on the EyesToronto subway rider welcomes station announcements but not so thrilled about subway car wraps.Link to commentary in the Toronto Star:http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1125268506837&DPL=IvsNDS%2f7ChAX&tacodalogin=yes (free registration required)9) How to Ensure We're Not on the Road to NowherePeterborough, UK sees technology as one means to reduce congestion.Link to story in The Evening Telegraph:Link to Peterborough provisional Local Transport Plan:10) Experts Look to Ohio Drivers for IdeasFour state agencies are working together to make state's highways safer.Link to story in The Vindicator:Link to Governor's Task Force on Highway Safety: http://corridorsafety.ohio.gov/11) Florida Foundation Aims to Improve Traffic SafetyThirty second message shown in movie theaters to reach teens.Link to story in The Palm Beach Post:Link to the Dori Slosberg Foundation: http://dorislosberg.com/12) 2005 Labor Day 511 Awareness CampaignLink to further information:http://www.deploy511.org/docs/511%20Labor%20Day%202005%20Campaign/511_2005LaborDay_MediaAnnouncement.docLinks to news releases1) Canada's Wireless Industry Adds New Interactive Web Site to Responsible Driving Education ProgramLink to site: http://www.focusondriving.ca2) ITS America to Release Industry Market Data Surveyhttp://www.itsa.org/itsnews.nsf/180c9c506bf5856985256c2d00174a12/528119920e43b51d8525706f00710d79?OpenDocumentUpcoming EventsNational Safety Council Annual Congress and Expo - September 17-23 - Orlando, FloridaToday in Transportation History1897 - The Boston subway opens. It was the first subway in the US.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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