Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 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) Public Pays Price for Hawaii’s Secrecy on Crash Data
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

2) FCC Cut Study Finding Wireless 911 Flaws
Link to story in USA Today:

3) GPS Charts a New Flight Path
Nav Canada will soon install a new GPS-based system to cover areas in the North not currently reachable by radar.
Link to story from the Edmonton Journal:

4) Senate Committee Chairman Proposes Adding $3.4 Billion to Budget for First Responders
Includes $400 million for interoperable communications.
Link to story in Government Computer News:
Link to news release from Senator Joe Lieberman:

5) West Virginia Governor Seeks More Information on ATV Accident Details
Link to story in the Charleston Daily Mail:

6) Guardians of Our Roads
A look at how Highways Agency traffic officers keep traffic moving.
Link to story in the Sunderland Echo:

7) ITS Georgia Posts 2006 Annual Report
Link to report: (PDF version) (Flash version)

News Releases

1) Availability of Real-Time Traffic Information Sparks Renewed Interest in Intelligent Transportation Systems

2) Microsoft to Acquire Tellme Networks

3) ABI Research Launches New Automotive Research Services Focused on Key Emerging Markets

Upcoming Events
2007 IBTTA Facilities Management Workshop – May 20-23 – Richmond, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1902 - W. Graham Claytor, Jr. was born. Claytor served as Chairman of the Southern Railway, Secretary of Navy, Acting US DOT Secretary and Amtrak president.


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