Pushing Road and Weather Information to the Public: Japan's Use of Cell Phones and E-Mails

The Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau, to help citizens and businesses meet travel challenges, started to send notices of national highway closures by e-mail. The e-mails are sent to users when a route closes because of severe weather conditions and again when the route reopens for normal service. Other anticipated services include: Navi - road weather information on National Highway Route 46 via the Internet; and Hida Michi Guide - road weather information for National Highway Route 41 via the Internet and e-mail.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 28
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 265
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 01149193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 3:42PM