Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 12, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Earn Valuable Continuing Professional Development Hours at ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Attendees of ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting are eligible for Professional Development Hours. Each hour of
participation in an educational session, workshop or forum showcase earns one Professional Development Hour.
This event features 54 educational sessions, 8 Forum Showcases, and 2 workshops. “Early Bird” registration rates
are available through March 15, 2007. Register online soon at For all
the latest information on ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, visit

1) Japan Starts Disaster-Alert System Using Satellites
Link to Reuters story:

2) Los Angeles Considers Overhauling Security in Subway Stations
Link to AP story:

3) Frontier, United Airlines Working to Improve Ability to Inform and Rebook Travelers
Link to story in The Denver Post:

4) NASA Testing RFID Chips for Trip to Mars
Wants to see whether the technology can survive in outer space conditions.
Link to story in Computerworld:

5) US-VISIT Program Offers No Exit
Department of Homeland Security discontinued testing a RFID biometric exit system for land crossings.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

6) IP PReVENT Workshop Shows Concrete Results
Link to story from ERTICO:

7) New Mexico Urinals Speak Out Against DWI
Link to AP story:

8) North Carolina Bill Would Boost Billboard Visibility
Link to story in the News & Record:

9) Cluing In Commuters
Editorial praises e-mail alerts for train commuters.
Link to editorial in The Star-Ledger:

10) Toronto Transit Needs to Engage Public in Two-Way Dialogue
Allow people to comment, show voice was heard.
Link to column in Metro:

11) Ports of Opportunity
Coast Guard vessel tracking project draws in major players.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

12) Maryland Bill Would Put GPS Devices on Truant Students
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

News Releases

1) Crutchfield Offers First HD Radio Add-On Tuner for Car Radios

2) Google, Vodafone Agree to Develop Maps,3038,OPCO%253D40000%2526CATEGORY_ID%253D200%2526MT_ID%253Dpr%2526LANGUAGE_ID%253D0%2526CONTENT_ID%253D294896,00.html

3) Nav Canada Announces the Acquisition of New Surveillance Technology to Improve Air Traffic Safety and Customer Efficiency\Newsroom\NewsReleases\2007\nr0212.xml

4) The State of Car Telematics and Wireless M2M in the Auto Industry

Job Posting
Traffic Management Center Coordinator (Reference #17736) – Maricopa County Department of Transportation – Phoenix

Upcoming Events
ITS Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting – April 29-May 1 – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Today in Transportation History
1900 – James Ward Packard receives his first automotive patent.


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