Wednesday, August 1, 2007
- Transportation Communications NewsletterWednesday, August 1, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057
1) FCC Rules on Responder SpectrumLink to story in Washington Technology:Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:2) US Government Accountability Office Raps E-Passport UseLink to story in Washington Technology:Link to GAO report: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071006.pdf3) GPS Ground Control Upgrade Set for SeptemberLink to story in GPS World:4) American Airlines to Test In-Flight Wi-FiLink to story in Computerworld:http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9028639&intsrc=news_ts_headLink to news release from American Airlines:5) High-Tech Answer to Beijing Traffic JamsLink to story and video report on China Central Television:6) GPS to Predict Caltrain ArrivalsLink to story in the San Jose Mercury News:http://origin.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6516808 (may require free registration)7) New York MTA Puts Elevator and Escalator Outages OnlineLink to story in amNew York :Link to site: http://advisory.mtanyct.info/ADAOutage/ADAoutage.html8) Texas to List Gas Stations Shorting Consumers on WebLink to story in The Dallas Morning News:http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/080107dntexgaspumps.cc6e62ae.htmlLink to list from the Texas Department of Agriculture:9) Experts Tackle Traffic Congestion at RAND ForumLink to story in The LookOut News:http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2007/July-2007/07_31_07_Experts_Tackle_Traffic_Congestion.htm10) Sydney Central Business District to Get Emergency LoudspeakersA siren/PA system and a number of variable message signs will be erected by the Roads and Traffic Authority at strategic city locations.Link to Australian Associated Press story:http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Sydney-CBD-to-get-emergency-loudspeakers/2007/08/01/1185647944755.html11) Automakers Can Learn from Computer Industrys MistakesLink to story in InformationWeek:12) Japanese Automakers Rev Up New Car Operating SystemLink to story in PC World:13) Got a Problem with Mass Highway ? Call #321Link to story in the Somerville Journal:Link to news release from the Massachusetts Highway Department:14) Motorists May Find Rhode Island Bridge Crossing Easier Some DayE-ZPass would end use of tokens on Pell-Newport Bridge .Link to story in The Jamestown Press:15) Cheeky Signs Aim to Reduce Accidents on Edmonton AvenueLink to story in the Edmonton Journal:http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/cityplus/story.html?id=d09603c6-b656-46fe-845a-1b0bafed5098&k=8930216) Is Transportation Weathering the Storm?Third National Surface Transportation Weather Symposium maps out future solutions for weather-transportation information challenges.Link to story from ITS America :17) Highlights from the ITS America Session on High Performance System OperationsLink to story in the NTOC Newsletter:News Releases1) Improved Virginia 511 Phone System Makes Traffic Info More Accessible2) AutoTrader Launches One-of-a-Kind New Magazine for 'Green' Automobiles3) C.J. Driscoll Releases Comprehensive Study on US Fleet Operator Interest and Satisfaction with Mobile Resource Management Systems and Services4) Long Island Rail Road Launches Be TrainSmart Safety Campaign5) IFLYPA.COM Helps Pennsylvania Air Travelers - Web Site Promotes Flying Out of Commonwealth Airportshttp://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/pdNews.nsf/772afb60d785515285256bf1004a1be6/47572bcc850067f58525732a0052135e?OpenDocumentLink to site: http://www.iflypa.com/6) Nissans Carwings Offers Total Drive and Travel Services7) Tele Atlas Launches Tele Atlas Connect Provides digital map coverage for more than 170 countries and territories8) Industry Experts Will Discuss the Future of 'Talking' Cars and the Digital Highway at the 2007 Management Briefing Seminars9) IBM and Singapore 's Land Transport Authority Pilot Innovative Traffic Prediction ToolUpcoming EventsGTC (Government Technology Conference) East 2007 September 24-27 Albany , New YorkToday in Transportation History1997 **10th anniversary** - McDonnell-Douglas becomes part of Boeing.=============================================================================================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-communicationsAre you a member of LinkedIn? If so, please visit my profile and send me an invitation to connect at http://www.linkedin.com/in/brwagenblastQuestions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at i95berniew@....© 2007 Bernie Wagenblast
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