Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 19, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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, Harry Carter, or Peter Cappiello at 301-493-5500 or visit for more information.

1) Mobile, Alabama Highways Becoming Intelligent
State installing system that could one day deny access to interstates during traffic jams.
Link to story in the Press-Register:

2) An Up-Vertical-Slope Battle
The new Florida governor wants departments to purge the jargon from their vocabularies. For transportation engineers, that won't be easily done or said.
Link to story in the St. Petersburg Times:

3) Smoother Commute is Down Road
New $3 million traffic operations center expected to open this fall in Omaha.
Link to story in the Omaha World-Herald:

4) EU May Broaden Intelligence Use of Air-Passenger Data
Link to story on DefenseNews:

5) South Dakota Cracks Down, Clams Up
Highway Patrol won't name drivers arrested at DUI checkpoints.
Link to story in the Argus Leader:

6) Vehicle Warning System Trialed
Link to BBC News story:

7) Pipeline Records Must be Released, Oregon Judge Says
Link to AP story:

8) Maps Meet Mashups
Location data mixed with other information on the Web tells who, what, and most important, where.
Link to story in InformationWeek:

9) EU Site Will Offer Extreme Weather Information
Link to AP story:
Link to Meteoalarm:

News Releases

1) Swedes Set Out to Use IT for the Environment – Report Says IT Could Make Big Difference in Transport

2) The Weather Network Launches WeatherEye Gadget for the New Windows Vista Operating System – TrafficEye Being Developed

3) Traffic Cameras Live on Edmonton Web Site
Link to cameras:

4) UK National Traffic Control Centre Touring Country to Raise Awareness of Free Traffic Information Services Available to Local Businesses

5) Indiana Toll Road First Private Member of E-ZPass

Upcoming Events
Telematics Detroit 2007 – May 22-23 – Novi, Michigan

Today in Transportation History
1932 **75th anniversary** - The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened.


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