Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 1, 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) Homeland Security Offers Details on Real ID
Link to story on CNET News:
Link to further details from the US Department of Homeland Security:

2) Canada, UK Unite to Regulate Flow of Atlantic Air Traffic
Link to CanWest News Service story:
Link to news release from Nav Canada:

3) Google’s Traffic Analysis and Inrix
Link to commentary from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

4) Study: Discount May Lead More People to FasTrak
Bay Area transit officials say they can't afford revenue loss.
Link to story in The Daily Review:

5) Toll Transponder Inaccuracy is WidespreadIn California, Florida, Maryland and Texas toll transponders are overcharging motorists.
Link to story in

6) Cell Phone Usage Up on Boats
Public safety officials say the phones should not replace traditional marine communications.
Link to story in The York Weekly:

7) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wants to Do Away with Public Complaints on Cars
Link to story and video report on KSL-TV:

8) Saudi Arabia to Install Camera System to Monitor Traffic Violations
Link to story in Arab News:

9) Kansas DOT Going High-Tech in Safeguarding Winter Roads
Link to story in the Basehor Sentinel:

10) Tomorrow’s Driver Assistance Systems: Q&A with Bosch
Link to interview on just-auto:

11) UK Government Says Polish Road Signs Break Rules
Link to story in the Crewe Chronicle:

12) Technologue: Hooking Up
Soon even econoboxes will chat with satellites. Why GM wants to provide pricy OnStar as standard equipment, even on lower-priced models.
Link to editorial in Motor Trend:

News Releases

1) and North Carolina Department of Transportation Sign Agreement – Sensors to be installed in Raleigh area

2) TrafficCast International and LandSonar Introduce LPS Plus to Support Trip Planning and Resource Deployment with Integrated Historical Speed Data

3) XM Sirius Merger Boosts Automotive Radio Adoption

Tele Atlas to Power Next Generation In-Car Navigation Systems

Invitation to Negotiate - Statewide Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) – Florida Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events
Multimedia Handsets – March 20-22 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History
1903 – Henry Ford hired Horace Dodge to provide the chassis and running gear for his automobiles.


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