Monday, October 3, 2005
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, October 3, 2005 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) Smile, You're on Transit Camera
In Edmonton , Montreal and other cities, on-board surveillance is already helping curb crime on buses and subway cars.
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:
2) Caltrans Takes On Road Trash with PR
Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:
3) FEMA IT Problems Predated Katrina
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to report from the US Department of Homeland Security Inspector Generals Office:
4) Big Brother: Should It Be In Your Car?
Feds say 'black boxes' could make cars safer, but more states pass laws to protect drivers' privacy.
Link to story in The Detroit News:
5) New York City Cabbies Say No to GPS
Link to TechWeb News story:
6) Traffic Taming
Three startups test distinct approaches to helping drivers avoid gridlock.
Link to article in Technology Review:
7) Florida Programs, Web Site Aim to Help Older Drivers Make Smart Decisions
Link to story in the Sun-Sentinel:
Link to Virginia GrandDriver: http://www.granddriver.net/
8) Knoxville Contract for Traffic Cameras Set for Review
Proposed deal would give bulk of revenue to system manufacturer.
Link to story in the Knoxville News Sentinel:
http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_4125418,00.html (free registration required)
9) Next Generation Freeway Simulation
Link to article in NewsBITS:
10) Articles from September Issue of Research & Technology Transporter
- Kansas State University Investigates Automated Transit
- FHWA Conference Outlines Requirements for Detectable Warning Devices
- Webcast Shares Information on 511 Networks
11) News from ERTICO
- First General Assembly of the RCI Project
- News from the ADASIS Forum
12) Freight Security: Effects to Industry - October 19
Link to further information from Federal Highway Administration:
13) October Issue of Transportation Management Center Pooled Fund Study Newsletter
Link to newsletter from Federal Highway Administration:
Links to news releases
1) Government, Traffic Safety Researchers, Industry Gather in Toronto at the International Conference on Distracted Driving
2) EU and Canada Sign Agreement on the Transfer of Air Passenger Data
3) New Multi-Sense Technology Can Hasten Widespread Deployment of Advanced Automotive Safety Systems Says Canesta CEO
Request for Information: Wisconsin Statewide Sketch Plan in Transportation Operations Services
GIS in Transit Conference - November 1-3 - Tampa
Today in Transportation History
1942 - An A4 rocket is launched from Peenemünde , Germany . It was the first man-made object to reach space.
Traffic Word of the Day: Geisterfahrer
German for wrongway driver.
More links for traffic and transportation: http://www.trafficlinq.com
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