Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Tee Up for ITS America’s Golf Tournament at the 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

They don’t call Palm Springs the “golf capital of the world" for nothing. Not only are there more than 100 courses in the greater Palm Springs area, they’re also among the world’s most beautiful. On Sunday, June 3, golf enthusiasts are invited to play a tournament guaranteed to start ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition off with a swing. Participation is limited to 50 golfers and you must be registered for the meeting in order to participate. Registration includes green fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, and lunch. To register for this event, visit
www.itsa.org/amgolf.html.


1) That Little Voice Telling You To Skip I-95? It's Your Car
On-the-button navigation devices a goal of grants proposed in Virginia to ease traffic.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/19/AR2007021901163.html (may require free registration)

2) Pilots in Amazon Crash had Communications Difficulties
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-02-19-brazil-plane-crash_x.htm
Link to story in Folha de S.Paulo:
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/cotidiano/ult95u131901.shtml (in Portuguese)

3) How Other States Avoid Highway Woe
They plan far ahead and act preemptively.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/16736798.htm

4) Driver’s License Emerges as Crime-Fighting Tool, but Privacy Advocates Worry
Link to story in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/17/us/17face.html?ex=1329368400&en=8782b7320b2e7a40&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

5) Helicopters to Monitor Zagreb Traffic?
Helicopters will prevent city traffic jams by letting drivers know where the gridlocks are and then rerouting them.
Link to story on Javno:
http://www.javno.com/en/croatia/clanak.php?id=21871

6) Stealth Launch for Panasonic Aircraft Broadband Venture?
Link to story on Inflight Online:
http://www.shephard.co.uk/Inflight/Default.aspx?Action=-1000945703&ID=712e5ce1-5e14-44eb-b1ba-3cb33e9ce38c
Link to AirStellar Web site:
http://airstellar.com

7) Where GPS is Headed Next?
Brand loyalists now can follow the logos.
Link to story in the Lake County News-Sun:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/262693,CST-FIN-map19.article

8) Your Client’s Message Out on the Links
Ads are delivered to golf carts using GPS.
Link to story in Media Life:
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman/publish/article_10265.asp

9) News from ERTICO
- ERTICO Information Workshop in Ljubljana
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/ertico_information_workshop_in_ljubljana.htm
- Rail ITS Seminar to Follow Aalborg ITS Congress
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/rail_its_seminar_to_follow_aalborg_its_congress.htm


News Releases

1) Inrix-SEH Team Selected by Wisconsin Department of Transportation to Provide Real-Time Traffic Flow on Roads without Traditional Sensors
http://www.inrix.com/news_SEH_20Feb2007.asp


Upcoming Events
Webinar - Work Zone Rule Implementation: What are States Doing to Implement the Rule? – March 19
http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webConfID=11344


Job Posting
- Traffic Incident Management Coordinator (Reference #12967BR) – DMJM Harris – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
http://www.dmjmharris.com/Careers/brassring.jsp


Today in Transportation History
1962 – John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/ma-6.htm

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