Thursday, March 8, 2007

Thursday, March 8, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 8, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Early Bird Registration Rates Ends in One Week for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Don't delay any longer! Make sure you register no later than March 15 for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition and take advantage of our early-bird registration rates. Full registration packages include access to the VII Technology Showcase, U.S. DOT Executive Session, professional development hours, forum showcases, meet-the-author poster sessions, nationally-recognized speakers, exhibit hall, industry awards and networking events. Register online at
https://www.one-stop-registration.com/itsa. For all the latest information on ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Palm Springs, June 4-6, visit http://www.itsa.org/annualmeeting.html.


1) Georgia Bill Would Divert Traffic Camera Revenue to Trauma Care
Link to story in The Telegraph:
http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/politics/16856132.htm

2) Traffic is Down in London’s New Congestion Charge Zone
Link to BBC News story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6423349.stm

3) Airlines Told Must Pay for EU-US Air Data Scheme
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2931397

4) Arizona Senate Acts to Block New License Plate Database
Measure would require police to delete information from license plate scanners within 24-hours.
Link to Capitol Media Services story:
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/172567

5) Technology Keeps Close Watch on Traffic Data
Nebraska Department of Roads tests roadway sensors to see which work best.
Link to story in the La Vista Sun:
http://www.lavistasun.com/site/tab5.cfm?newsid=18049733&BRD=2712&PAG=461&dept_id=556329&rfi=6

6) Why We Need eLoran
Link to commentary in GPS World:
http://sidt.gpsworld.com/gpssidt/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=407619

7) March Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/ITS/Projects_Deploy/Newsletters/2007/03_2007/03_2007.htm


News Releases

1) Report Finds States Leading the Charge for Improved Public Safety Communications
http://www.govtech.net/news/news.php?id=104295
Link to report:
http://www.firstresponsecoalition.org/docs/FRC_State_Interoperability_Report_030707_FINAL.pdf

2) Magellan Offers First Portable GPS with Voice Command; Only Personal Navigation Line With AAA Travel Information and Roadside Assistance Details
http://www.magellangps.com/news/releases/viewRelease.asp?id=543


Upcoming Events
18th Biennial Transportation Research Board Visibility Symposium – April 17-18 – College Station, Texas
http://visibilitysymposium.com/


Today in Transportation History
1972 – A bomb exploded on a TWA jet while it was parked at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720308-0&lang=en

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