Monday, April 2, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 2, 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) Hurricane Evacuation Plan Ready for South Carolina Coast
Link to story in The Sun News:

2) Computer Lane
It isn't speed but the growing number of accessories and amusements that are fast driving us to distraction.
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

3) For Toll Booth Cheats, the Jig is Up
Link to story in USA Today:

4) Thames Becomes a Giant Wi-Fi Hotspot
Network has a voice channel, and is also being used for the GPS tracking of river traffic and wireless closed-circuit TV surveillance.
Link to ZDNet Asia story:,39044192,62001267,00.htm
Link to news release from Thames Online:

5) Tech Professor Helps Guide Drivers
Link to story in The News Star:

6) New Mexico Traveler Information Site’s Problems Might Have Been Deliberate
Link to story in The Santa Fe New Mexican:

7) First Responders: Much Work Remains to Improve Communications Interoperability
Link to US Government Accountability Office report:

8) Pennsylvania Emergency Radio System Slow to Connect
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

9) New York City Police Test Technology to Safeguard City From Nuclear Attacks
NYPD will employ a new technology in the subway system designed to detect the harmful radiation present in nuclear weapons.
Link to story in The New York Sun:

10) Motorists to Get Free Traffic Report on Malaysian Highway Authority Expressways from September
Link to Bernama story:

11) Predicting Highway Crashes
A new traffic model pinpoints where and when accidents happen, flagging particularly dangerous stretches of highway.
Link to article in Technology Review:

12) Pennsylvania DOT Benchmarks GPS
A much-watched airport access road project provides a golden opportunity to examine the technology in action.
Link to story in Constructioneer:

13) Turn On to Highway Message Boards
Link to story in The Washington Examiner:

14) Viet Nam Television to Launch Show on Traffic Safety
Link to Vietnam News Agency story:

15) Report on 2nd Workshop with Emergency Call Service Providers
Link to story from ERTICO:

16) March Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) ITS Virginia Exposition Highlights Growing Role of Intelligent Transportation Systems

2) Washington State DOT to Send E-mail Updates About Whatcom County Highway Projects

Upcoming Events
Navigation Europe 2007 – June 6-7 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History
1987 **20th anniversary** - The US Congress allows states to increase speed limits from 55 mph to 65 mph. This repealed a 1974 law.


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