Tuesday, August 1, 2006
- Transportation Communications NewsletterTuesday, August 1, 2006 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Make your plans TODAY to attend the IBTTA 74th Annual Meeting and ExhibitionSteering in the Right Direction on September 16-20, 2006 in Dallas , Texas . Its guaranteed to be a top-notch educational and networking experience that you wont want to miss. Register by August 1 to receive $100 off the registration fee! The meeting will showcase toll industry experts and transportation industry thought-leaders who will discuss the most effective means to finance, build and operate critical road infrastructure. Futurist Rohit Talwar will kick off the meeting with a penetrating look at the changing global economy and the role that transportation plays. Plus, youll have the chance to explore cutting edge technologies and business services in the enlarged exhibition hall. Come to Dallas to learn how the toll industry is driving change in the way we all look at transportation -- register today!1) Caltrain: Wi-Fi Test Works Between Millbrae and Palo AltoLink to story in the San Jose Mercury News:Link to Caltrain news release:2) In Race Cars, High-Speed Data has New MeaningLink to story on CNET News.com:http://news.com.com/In+race+cars%2C+high-speed+data+has+new+meaning/2100-11389_3-6100399.html?tag=nefd.lede3) Radio Ads Aim to Soothe Boston Visitors ConcernsLink to story in the Boston Herald:4) Study: Morale, Communication are Concerns at Idaho Transportation DepartmentLink to AP story:http://www.magicvalley.com/news_other/news_idaho/?storyid=/dynamic/stories/I/ID_TRANSPORTATION_STUDY_IDOL-5) Congestion-Busting Signs Test on UK MotorwayLink to story on silicon.com:6) Starting From Scratch for Security at North Carolina PortsPort of Wilmington uses video for perimeter security system, pulls together smart card access with biometrics.Link to story on SecurityInfoWatch.com:7) Transcript: Space Weather and Critical Infrastructure: An Introduction for Emergency ManagersLink to transcript:8) ITS Benefit of the Month: Marylands CHART Incident Management Program Resulted in an Estimated 377 Fewer Secondary Crashes in 2002Link to further information from US DOT:9) August Issue of Florida DOTs SunGuide Disseminator OnlineLink to newsletter:http://www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/ITS/Projects_Deploy/Newsletters/2006/08_2006/08_2006.htm10) Reports from the Western Transportation Institute- WeatherShare Evaluation: Phase 1 Proof-of-Concept: http://www.coe.montana.edu/wti/wti/pdf/425069_Phase1_Proof_Concept.pdf- Redding District Incident Management Responder Study: http://www.coe.montana.edu/wti/wti/pdf/425079_Redding_Final_Report.pdf- Evaluation of Alaska 's 511 Phone System and Web Site: http://www.coe.montana.edu/wti/wti/display.php?id=19411) Articles from Latest Issue of the Journal of Public Transportation- Analyzing the Impacts of Vehicle Assist and Automation Systems on BRT- Issues and Technologies in Level Boarding Strategies for BRT- Simulation of Transit Signal Priority Using the NTCIP Architecture- An Update on Curb Guided Bus Technology and Deployment TrendsNews Releases1) XM Satellite Radio Expands XM NavTraffic Data Service to 44 Major US Markets2) Wayfinder Tops New ABI Research European Aftermarket Navigation Vendor Matrix Rankings3) Econolite and Safetran Join Forces4) Seattle-Tacoma Airport Flight Information Now Available on Mobile Devices5) New Electronic Information Highway Sign Gives BC Ferry Users Up-to-Date Sailing InformationJob Posting- Electronics Engineer National Telecommunications and Information Administration Washington , DC metro areahttps://jobs1.quickhire.com/scripts/doc.exe/runjobinfo?aOrg=1&aJob=7816&Username=~BROWSE~&ORGIMG=doc_logo1.jpgUpcoming EventsMobile Entertainment Summit September 11 Los AngelesToday in Transportation History1906 **100th anniversary** - The Argentine Central Railroad was completed to the summit of Mt. McClellan in Colorado .=============================================================================================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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