Thursday, June 1, 2006
- Transportation Communications NewsletterThursday, June 1, 2006 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Mobility: America s Transportation Mess and How to Fix It, authored by Professor Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D. is now available at the Hudson Institutes website at https://www.hudson.org/bookstore/itemdetail.cfm?item=3001. This recently released book demonstrates that the financing and management of surface transportation is deteriorating. It discusses challenges for economic growth, which in today's economy depends on transportation capacity. Giglio analyzes these challenges and discusses solutions for financing, managing and accelerating the introduction of technology into the nations surface transportation system. Rather than viewing various transportation modes as silos, he suggests an integrated approach, using technology to offer customers greater choices. Mobility is written in an accessible style, designed for both the lay person and policy experts. Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D. is a professor of Strategic Management at Northeastern University s Graduate School of Business and a noted pioneer in creative financing for transportation infrastructure needs.1) Lawrence, Kansas Cell Phone Ban Would be Strictest in USProhibition would include even hands-free devices.Link to story and video report in The Lawrence Journal-World:2) Airlines See Fines or Jail Dilemma in EU Data RowLink to Reuters story:3) Listen Up, Navigation System. I Know a ShortcutLink to story in The New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/25/technology/25gps.html?ex=1306209600&en=6c705488a2f81e6c&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss4) Movers & Shakers Interview with Mark Spain, Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit at MicrosoftLink to interview from Frost & Sullivan:5) ITS Benefit of the Month: Conditional Transit Signal Priority Helps Buses Arrive on Time and Minimizes Impact on Other TrafficLink to further information from US Department of Transportation:6) Research Pays Off - Improving Guide Sign Legibility: New Lettering Reads Larger, Clearer, FartherLink to further information from the Transportation Research Board:News Releases1) 511 Rideshare Rewards Program Recruits 231 Carpoolers in Just One Month; Agency Now Launches Interactive Online Game to Promote Ridesharing2) Verizon Launches FiOS TV Widgets New Interactive Weather and Traffic Feature the First of Several New FiOS TV Services3) OnStar by GM Gives Users Aid in the Midst of Crisis Enhances Emergency Assistance Capabilities4) Truck Drivers Gain a New Job Search Tool and Industry Information at DriversAgent.comLink to DriversAgent.com: http://www.driversagent.com/5) 2006 International Telematics Awards Winners6) Canadian Automobile Association Launches Web Site to Help Aging Drivershttp://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=597015Link to Helping Aging Drivers: http://www.caa.ca/agingdrivers/Upcoming EventsDSRC Summit 2006 September 6-7 Vienna , VirginiaToday in Transportation History1991 **15th anniversary** - The first segment of the E-470 toll road in Colorado opens.=============================================================================================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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