Monday, April 9, 2007

Monday, April 9, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 9, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Deadline Approaching for U.S. DOT Public Meeting on Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Ypsilanti, Michigan from April 25-26, 2007 to present results from a vehicle safety research initiative, the Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) program. The IVBSS program is one of the nine first-tier ITS research initiatives being sponsored by the FHWA’s Joint Program Office. Pre-registration for this meeting is mandatory. Registration will be open through April 13, 2007. The preliminary agenda, meeting notice and registration information is available at

1) A Wheel-Time Test
A review of San Diego County’s 511 system.
Link to column in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

2) I-81 Corridor Coalition Proposed
Link to story in The Sentinel:

3) Oregon DOT Test Drives Mileage Tax
Link to story in The Oregonian:

4) Companies Building Internet-Based System for US Navy to Remotely Monitor and Diagnose Machinery Systems on Ships Worldwide
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

5) A Snipe at Speedsters
Lidar offers pinpoint accuracy in nabbing speeding motorists.
Link to story in Government Technology:

6) KC Scout’s Traffic Alerts Encounter Delay
E-mail and text messages won’t begin until May at the earliest.
Link to story in The Kansas City Star:

7) Malaysia Police Want Trucks Fitted with GPS to Curb Highway Robbery
Link to Bernama story:

8) Bringing Wi-Fi to the Highway
The first Internet cars are beginning to appear.
Link to story and video report on KGO-TV:

9) New York State DOT Integrates Transportation Status with Google Maps
Link to story in The New York State Enterprise:

10) Cell Phone Gridlock Video is a Good Call
Link to story in the New York Post:

11) Google Offers Flight Information by Text Message
Link to story in The New York Times: (requires free registration)

12) New Web Site to Ease Wi-Fi Woes
Site provides information and reviews on connectivity at airports worldwide.
Link to story on Inflight Online:
Link to atlarge:

13) London Tube Accessibility Site Launched
Link to BBC News story:
Link to Transport for London Journey Planner:

14) Pass/No Pass: Dynamic Road Prediction for Safe Overtaking
Link to story in GPS World:

15) Research Opportunities in Radio Frequency Identification Transportation Applications
Link to further information from the Transportation Research Board:

News Releases

1) American Airlines Launches Increasing Its Focus on Women's Travel Market
Link to site:

2) Virginia Unveils Interactive Kiosks for State Parks – First in the nation to deploy GPS technology system wide

3) Consumer Demand for GPS Headed in the Right Direction, CEA Research Finds

4) Calling All Drivers – Dash Hits the Streets with Unique Nationwide Road Test Program

Upcoming Events
HeavyRoute User Requirements Workshop – May 15 – Vienna

Today in Transportation History
1959 – The first group of astronauts, the Mercury Seven, is introduced to the public.


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