The "Car Talk" project comprises of two major communications systems: Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I).
The Federal Aviation Administration is making progress on a service-oriented architecture designed to enhance the sharing of air traffic management system information among authorized personnel, Ahmad Usmani, program manager for FAA’s System Wide Information Management program, told attendees at a recent SOA conference.
The US transport chief took a test ride Tuesday on Japan's super-fast magnetic train, a contender for President Barack Obama's multi-billion-dollar national high speed railway project. Japan is up against China, France, Germany and other bidders as it seeks to sell its "Shinkansen" bullet and magnetic train systems for the American rail plan, which is backed by 13 billion dollars in public funding....The train hovers 10 centimetres (four inches) above the tracks and reached a world record speed of 581 kilometres per hour in 2003, says the operator, which is proposing it for a link between
Congratulations. You're about to buy a fancy new Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt . . . for someone else.
In a conference room in the Central Japan Railway Co.'s high-rise headquarters, Kenji Hagihara, a public relations manager, pauses in his telling of the story of Japan's high-speed rail system and glances at a calendar on the wall. "By the way," he says, nonchalantly, "yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Shinkansen."
Caltrans has not done a lot to publicize the seismic retrofit project near the freeway between Fifth Avenue and High Street, one of the last remaining projects to shore up elevated freeways throughout the state. But it should, because everyone who has ever had to drive on that washboard will be very glad to hear the details.
A panel of state lawmakers on Tuesday ordered California's bullet train planners to quickly fix the oversight, management and funding plan problems detailed in a recent audit. The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, in a three-hour hearing on the April 29 audit of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, at times attacked the agency for running a program the committee's chairman called "not coherent." ...In addition, committee member and state Sen.
Organizers are expecting thousands of commuters to forsake four wheels for two Thursday during the 16th annual Bike to Work Day in Sonoma County.
Not to be outdone by Google Maps for bicycles or
It's time that the dozens of city- and county-run systems that make up the region's transit network get together and hash out a plan to expand ridership, rather than repeatedly reaching deeper into the pockets of those who already ride the bus....The problem is that most of these systems are focusing solely on short-term financial gain and all but ignoring long-term promotion of public transportation as a practical alternative to traveling by car.