Tuesday, May 1, 2001
- Transportation Communications NewsletterTuesday, May 1, 2001 -- ISSN: 1529-1057
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WWW.ITSA.ORG, or call 202-484-4847.1) Pennsylvania DOT Tries ITS Device To Cut Traffic FatalitiesLink to article in Better Roads:2) No Clear Signs
Report: New York MTA posts outdated rider information.
Link to article in Newsday (Melville, New York):
http://www.newsday.com/news/daily/mta501.htm3) Hackers Knock U.S. Surface Transportation Board's Web Site OfflineE-mail list also out of commission.Link to story from the Associated Press:4) Boston T Steps On The Brakes Against MetroPaper's vending boxes are removed from stations.Link to article in The Boston Globe:5) Utah DOT Adds New Feature To Web Site To Allow Public Opportunity To Report ProblemsLink to agency news release:6) BART Revamps Web SiteMultiple languages, expanded trip planner among the new features.Link to agency news feature:7) Tenders Sought For Study On Intelligent Transport Systems In EuropeLink to information on CORDIS:8) Louisiana House Says No To Cameras At Red LightsLink to article in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana):9) Interview with Ashwin Amanna, Smart Road Operations Director, Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteLink to interview in eyeforauto's Telematics Update Magazine:10) Idaho Transportation Department Issues RequestFor Statement of Interest On RWIS Implementation And IntegrationLink to document:11) Gas Pumps Could Become High-Tech Command CentersLink to article from the Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, West Virginia):http://cnniw.yellowbrix.com/pages/cnniw/Story.nsp?story_id=20381089&ID=cnniw&scategory=Transportation%3AShipping12) Newark Airport Wired For Wireless
New network built for reliable reception.
Link to story in The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey):
http://nj.com/business/ledger/index.ssf?/business/ledger/131cf3a.html13) Trucker McLean Rolls Out Dual-Mode Wireless Vehicle SystemLink to article in Computerworld:Link to company news release:14) Simulated Images Help Plan Florida RoadsHigh-tech visual images used as a hook to get the public involved.Link to story in The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida):15) Transit 511 Workshop Scheduled For May 8 - Calgary, AlbertaLink to further information through ITS America:16) Traffic.com To Provide Information For Premiere Traffic NetworkLink to company news release:17) SmartRoute Systems To Kick-Off South Florida Traveler Information Service May 3Link to company news release:18) Houston Volunteers Help Traffic.com CHIP Away At Traffic CongestionLink to company news release:Web Site of the Day: E-ZPass For MotorcyclesThis is an unofficial site, but it shows how individuals can create a resource to fill an information need.E-ZPass, the electronic toll collection system used in the northeastern U.S., has been gaining inpopularity. When you get your tag directions guide you in how to apply the tag to your vehicle and howto use it. What about motorcycles though? There's no large windshield to apply the tag to as there areon cars and trucks. This site tells how a number of cyclists have come up with sometimes ingeniousways to mount the tags. Other experiences are also shared.=============================================
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