Monday, May 1, 2006
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, May 1, 2006 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Before you shut down your computer Before you go to the bus station Before you get stuck in traffic... call 511 or visit a co-branded 511 Web site for real-time traffic and travel information.If your state or region does not have 511 information available for travelers today, you should be planning for a 511 service tomorrow. Last year, when the President signed SAFETE-LU bill it included "with goals of ensuring that a national, interoperable 511 system, along with a national traffic information system that includes a user-friendly, comprehensive Web site, is fully implemented for use by travelers throughout the United States by September 30, 2010." The 511 Deployment Coalition invites all existing and potential 511 deployers to the National 511 Conference: 511 Where Travel Starts on July 17 - 19, 2006 in San Diego , CA at the Westin Horton Plaza hotel.Don't miss this incomparable conference - hotel rooms may be reserved by calling (800) WESTIN1 or (619) 239-2200 for reservations at the rates of $120 single occupancy and $140 double occupancy plus taxes. Mention AASHTO to get this group rate before the reservation cut off date of June 16, 2006. More information and updates will be available on www.deploy511.org.1) Advanced Satellite May Sharply Improve Storm ForecastsLink to story in USA Today:2) High-Tech Highway SolutionsLink to story in The Press-Enterprise:http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/2006/transportation/stories/PE_OpEd_Opinion_D_op_30_schuetzle_transport.2466a47.html3) Unified Mapping System Slow to Take HoldLink to story on GovExec.com:4) FAA Manages Air Traffic with LinuxThe agency saved $15 million by migrating computers to the open-source operating system.Link to story in Federal Computer Week:5) India, Pakistan Plan Hotline on Maritime SecurityLink to story in The Hindu:6) New System Allows Airline Passengers to Surf the NetLink to story in the China Daily:7) .mobi Ready, Set, RegisterInternet sites are being designed for viewing on handsets. Sound familiar? It's not WAP.Link to story in Wireless Week:8) Bermuda Taxi Drivers Told To Turn On Their GPSLink to story in The Royal Gazette:9) Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training ExercisesLink to report from the Transportation Research Board:News Releases1) Microsoft Releases MapPoint 2006 Mapping Solution for Businesses and Mobile Information WorkersUpcoming EventsFourth Annual Regional Air Cargo Association Spring Conference June 5-7 Wichita , KansasToday in Transportation History1931 **75th anniversary** - The Empire State Building opens in New York City . The building included a mooring mast for dirigibles.1971**35th anniversary** - The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, begins service.=============================================================================================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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