Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 7, 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) New Air Traffic System Unveiled in UK
Link to BBC News story:

2) Charleston, South Carolina Presents New Traffic Management System
Link to story in The Post and Courier:
Link to video report on WCSC-TV:

3) Radio System for New York City Subways Gets a Rebuff
Link to story in The New York Times:

4) Order to Close Iowa Interstates Came from State’s Emergency Command Center
Link to story in The Des Moines Register:

5) Strike Threat Issued by Drivers Over NYC Taxi GPS Requirement
Link to story in The New York Sun:

6) RFID to Help European Commission Cars Communicate
Is the European Commission's intelligent car system about improved safety or just another excuse for Big Brother?
Link to story in Computing:

7) Crosswalk Education Fails in Honolulu; Fines Begin
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

8) Toyota’s Sensory Sedan
Concept car can communicate safety information to pedestrians, among other features.
Link to story on just-auto:

9) Using Highways During Evacuation Operations for Events with Advance Notice
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

News Releases

1) Navteq Closes Acquisition of

2) New York Thruway Announces Wi-Fi Availability at All Travel Plazas

3) ITS America's 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition Set for June

Upcoming Events
Lane Tolling and Congestion Pricing Deployment Workshop – March 19 - Berkeley, California

Today in Transportation History
1916 – Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) is formed. It later changes its name to BMW (Bavarian Motor Works).


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