Monday, July 2, 2007
- Transportation Communications NewsletterMonday, July 2, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) GPS Beats Radar GunAustralian driver escapes a speeding fine by producing a GPS readout of his vehicle's movements showing he was traveling 21km/h slower than police claimed.Link to story in the Herald Sun:2) Court Kills Charlotte , North Carolina s Red-Light CamerasLink to story in The Charlotte Observer:3) Rough Road Ahead for Arizona HighwaysIconic magazine to make tough choices to survive.Link to story in The Arizona Republic:Link to Arizona Highways: http://www.arizonahighways.com/4) Smart Transport Systems Would Ease Traffic SnarlsLink to commentary in the Puget Sound Business Journal:5) Automakers Race to Add GizmosLink to AP story:6) Washington State Ranks the Hotspots Where Many Drivers Put the Pedal to the FloorState DOT is using speed-detecting devices under roadways to, in part, help decide where to station troopers.Link to story in The Seattle Times:7) Israel IBM Team Turns Corner on Futuristic Smart CarsLink to story on Israel21c:http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles%5El1697&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology8) Traffic Monitor Limited but Easy to ReadTrafficGauge expands its coverage in the Seattle area.Link to story in The Seattle Times:9) European Commission Launches "EU Tube" Video ChannelLink to story in Government Technology:Link to video, Protecting Passengers and Goods Transport in Europe :News Releases1) New York State DOT and Time Warner Announce New Traffic Channel - Digital Channel 511 Shows Real-Time Capital Region Traffic Conditions2) Caltrain Commute Times to Run on US 101 Info Signs3) 31 Seaports Selected for Honors in AAPA's Annual Communications Awards Program - Port of Tacoma Wins Top Award for Second Straight Year4) Zoom Acquires Mobile Fleet Data Collection Company - Addition of ThomTech Design Will Enhance Zooms ITS and Asset Management Offerings5) Virginia DOT Introduces Safety Patrols in Shenandoah and Frederick CountiesUpcoming EventsSustainability and Public Transportation Workshop July 29-31 SeattleToday in Transportation History1937 **70th anniversary** - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared in the Pacific while attempting to fly around the world.1957 **50th anniversary** - Scania-Vabis do Brasil Motor Diesel was established in São Paulo .=============================================================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.To subscribe send an e-mail to: TCNL-subscribe@...To unsubscribe send an e-mail to: TCNL-unsubscribe@...TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communicationsQuestions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at i95berniew@....© 2007 Bernie Wagenblast
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