Wednesday, March 1, 2006
- Transportation Communications NewsletterWednesday, March 1, 2006 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) High-Tech System to Tackle Congestion in BeijingLink to story in the China Daily:2) New Microsoft Maps Feature Lets You "Drive" Seattle StreetsLink to story on KOMO-TV:Link to news release from Microsoft:Link to Window Live Local preview: http://preview.local.live.com/3) Rush HourCell phone signal traffic monitoring technology expected to offer significant benefits.Link to story in Government Technology:4) The Evolution of Transportation
How data management can ensure you dont miss the bus!Link to story on the Business Intelligence Network:5) Signs of the TimesWriter finds Chicago s electronic travel time signs to be accurate and useful.Link to story in Newcity Chicago:6) A Rocket by Any Other NameAnagram fun at Toronto Transit Commission's expense lands man in some heat wort.Link to story in The Toronto Star:http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Render&c=Article&cid=1140909028182&call_pageid=968332188492Link to Anagram TTC map: http://www.robotjohnny.com/2006/02/22/anagram-ttc-map/7) Words that Really Move UsWriter comments on some of the voices and phrases associated with transportation.Link to essay in The Christian Science Monitor:8) February 2006 Contra-Flow Evacuation Workshop PresentationsLink to presentations:9) Quickzone (A Work Zone Delay Estimation Tool) Studies 1-8Link to studies from FHWA:10) ITS Benefit of the MonthDrivers who use route-specific travel time information instead of wide-area traffic advisories can improve on-time performance by 5-13%.Link to further information from US DOTs ITS Joint Program Office:11) Assessment of Truck Driver Distraction Problem and Research Needs (May 2005)Link to report from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:12) Articles from Winter Issue of CTRE en route- Go! A Teen Magazine About Transportation- New Center for Weather Impacts on Mobility and SafetyNews Releases1) Oregon DOT's Mileage Fee Project Kicks Off with Volunteer Recruitment2) Transport Information System to Be Established in Hong Kong3) State-of-the-Art Traffic Control Changeover Goes Smoothly in Sheffield , UK4) Ricoh and GlobalSat Embed GPS Data Into Digital Images5) LoJack Expands Into South Carolina6) TomTom Unveils Next Generation in Car Navigation7) Federal Aviation Administration Backs Research, Development in International Use of English in AviationCORRECTION:News release headline #6 in yesterdays issue should have read:Maryland Transit Administration Police to Check Out London CCTV SystemUpcoming EventsInternational Airport Security Conference - May 31-June 2 - LondonToday in Transportation History1988 A major reconstruction project begins on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago .More links for transportation and traffic: http://www.trafficlinq.com=============================================================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.For a free subscription please send a message to:To unsubscribe, please send a message to:TCN homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communicationsQuestions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at i95berniew@....© 2006 Bernie Wagenblast
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