Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter


Tuesday, February 6, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


GLOBAL BORDER SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
MAY 8-10, 2007, SAN ANTONIO, TX

This three-day international conference and two-day exhibition will focus on cross border cargo transport and security, immigration issues and drug cartel containment.

Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 buyers from 10 countries are expected.

DON’T DELAY – To exhibit or attend, please contact George DeBakey, Barbara Lecker, or Stephanie Johnson at 301-493-5500 or visit
www.globalbordersecurity.com for more information.

1) China Set to Launch Rival to GPS, Galileo
Link to story in EE Times Europe:
http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197003167

2) Analysts are Split on Transportation Worker Identification Credential
Some claim flaws in credential security, while TSA and others back the program.
Link to story in Government Computer News:
http://www.gcn.com/print/26_03/43044-1.html

3) The Destination of this Train is…TECHNOLOGY
Link to story in The Daily Free Press:
http://media.www.dailyfreepress.com/media/storage/paper87/news/2007/02/06/Science/The-Destination.Of.This.Train.Is.technology-2700361.shtml (free registration required)

4) Kentucky’s Highway Incident Management Program
Link to article in The Link :
http://www.kyt2.com/pdf%20files/winter2006_2007.pdf (page 4)

5) What MapQuest and GPS Don’t Tell You Can Get You Lost
Link to story in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/automobiles/04ROAD.html?ex=1328245200&en=48aae063cba659ec&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

6) Articles from Texas Technology
- Transportation Teamwork – Texas authorities achieve statewide tolling interoperability
http://www.govtech.net/magazine/sup_story.php?id=103430&magid=32&issue=1:2007
- Instant Interoperability – Dallas rallies first responders around communications system
http://www.govtech.net/magazine/sup_story.php?id=103426&magid=32&issue=1:2007

7) European Mobile Market Slow to Adopt GPS Emergency Technology
Link to story in Electronics Weekly:
http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2007/02/06/40685/Mobile+market+slow+to+adopt+GPS+emergency+technology.htm

8) Disaster Planning, Logan Airport Style
Link to story in Airport Business:
http://www.airportbusiness.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&id=10133

9) Tool for Rush-Hour User Charge Evaluation
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/tolling_pricing/value_pricing/tools/index.htm


News Releases

1) Make Roads Safe Launches Contest to Promote Road Safety Among Children
http://www.cathygillen.com/clientnews.php

2) PublicRoutes.com Launches Directions Resource for Los Angeles Public Transportation System
http://www.sys-con.com/read/332253.htm
Link to PublicRoutes (Los Angeles):
http://publicroutes.com/default.aspx?link=directions&state_tmp=CA&state_id_tmp=7

3) Weather Underground Introduces Streaming Weather Radio Feature
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070206/sftu021.html?.v=89


Upcoming Events
Civil/Military Air Traffic Management Summit – February 26-March 1 – Bangkok
http://www.atca.org/cmac07.asp


Today in Transportation History
1815 – The first charter for an American railroad is given to John Stevens by the State of New Jersey.
http://www.stevens.edu/main/about/history.shtml#railroad

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