Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Preliminary Program Available for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

What sessions are being offered? Will I be able to receive Professional Development Hours? When will the networking events take place? How do I register? You’ll find answers to all of these questions and much more in the just-published Preliminary Program for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition set for June 4-6, 2007 in Palm Springs, California.

The preliminary program contains all you need to know about the Annual Meeting educational program, site tours, networking events, registration and accommodations, exhibit hall and VII Technology Showcase. The program is available online at
http://www.itsa.org/itsa/files/pdf/ITSA07PreliminaryProgram.pdf.
Online registration is also available at
https://www.one-stop-registration.com/itsa. Early Bird registration rates end on March 15.

1) Changes to Daylight Savings Time May Impact Traffic Signal Operation
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/arterial_mgmt/tst/daylightsavings.htm

2) San Francisco Bay Area Trails in Use of Electronic Bridge Tolls
Link to AP story:
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/16789282.htm

3) Nevada 511 Receives Bad Reviews
Link to story and video report on KOLO-TV:
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/6093981.html

4) FCC Public Safety Network Plan Found Wanting
Link to story in Washington Technology:
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/30193-1.html
Link to comments from the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council:
http://www.npstc.org/documents/NPSTC%20700MHz%20Ninth%20NPRM%20SUBMITTED%2002%2026%2007.pdf

5) New Company Makes Bid for Public Safety Network
Lin to story in Government Executive:
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=36210&dcn=todaysnews

6) Free Map to Guide Driving in Beijing
At city checkpoints drivers can tell police their destination and a map will be printed and given to them.
Link to story in the China Daily:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/citylife/2007-02/27/content_814700.htm

7) Marine Base in Virginia Interferes with Neighbors’ Garage Door Openers
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-02-26-marine-base-remotes_x.htm

8) Evaluation of Utah Department of Transportation's Weather Operations/RWIS Program: Phase I
Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:
http://www.coe.montana.edu/wti/wti/pdf/4W0892_Final_Report.pdf


Upcoming Events
ITS Virginia 13th Annual Conference & Exhibition – April 24-25 – Richmond, Virginia
http://www.itsva.org/resources/downloadcat.aspx?id=20


Today in Transportation History
2002 – Nearly sixty Hindu pilgrims died in a train fire in India.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/february02/india_2-27.html

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