Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 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, Harry Carter, or Peter Cappiello at 301-493-5500 or visit
www.globalbordersecurity.com for more information.


1) Public Pays Price for Hawaii’s Secrecy on Crash Data
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070314/NEWS01/703140418/1001/NEWS

2) FCC Cut Study Finding Wireless 911 Flaws
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2007-03-13-fcc-911-cellphones_N.htm

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:
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=aaf964ed-6316-40b6-8396-cb2472bd6d2a&k=0

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:
http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/43285-1.html
Link to news release from Senator Joe Lieberman:
http://lieberman.senate.gov/newsroom/release.cfm?id=270593

5) West Virginia Governor Seeks More Information on ATV Accident Details
Link to story in the Charleston Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.com/story/News/+/2007031439/Manchin+seeks+more+information+on+ATV+accident+details

6) Guardians of Our Roads
A look at how Highways Agency traffic officers keep traffic moving.
Link to story in the Sunderland Echo:
http://www.sunderlandtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2118806&SectionID=1512

7) ITS Georgia Posts 2006 Annual Report
Link to report:
http://www.itsga.org/Knowledgebase/2006%20Annual%20Report.pdf (PDF version)
http://www.itsga.org/Knowledgebase/2006%20Annual%20Report.swf (Flash version)


News Releases

1) Availability of Real-Time Traffic Information Sparks Renewed Interest in Intelligent Transportation Systems
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-14-2007/0004545993&EDATE

2) Microsoft to Acquire Tellme Networks
http://www.tellme.com/microsoft/release.html

3) ABI Research Launches New Automotive Research Services Focused on Key Emerging Markets
http://www.abiresearch.com/abiprdisplay.jsp?pressid=824


Upcoming Events
2007 IBTTA Facilities Management Workshop – May 20-23 – Richmond, Virginia
http://www.ibtta.org/Events/eventdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=2173


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.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1215/is_n6_v195/ai_15486382

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