Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America Presents Systems Engineering Workshop on New FHWA Systems Engineering Guide

Professionals involved in ITS at any level are invited to attend a Systems Engineering Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in Palm Springs, California. Presented by ITS America the day before its 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition kicks off, this one-day workshop is designed to provide guidance on the new FHWA Systems Engineering Guide. This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the systems engineering process required for ITS projects. The fee for this workshop is $60.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

To register online, visit
https://www.one-stop-registration.com/itsa/OSR.Index or download the form at http://www.itsa.org/itsa/files/pdf/ITSA07RegistrationForm.pdf.

For more information on this workshop, visit

1) Missouri Residents Sue Over Ads in Plate Renewal Notices
Link to AP story:

2) Bill Prohibiting Cell Phone Use by Teen Drivers in Arkansas Defeated
Link to Arkansas News Bureau story:

3) Communication Mishaps are Deadly
Washington State representative says language barriers can lead to lost lives in emergencies.
Link to column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

4) As Landline Customers Go Wireless, 911 Loses Funding
Link to story in USA Today:

5) Greater Expectations
The US Department of Transportation is leading an effort to help chart the course for tomorrow’s 911 network.
Link to article in MissionCritical Communications:

6) Amtrak Accelerates Use of Mobile Devices
Link to story in Computerworld:

7) Technology May Help Tsunami Warnings
Link to UPI story:
Link to news release from the University of Nevada, Reno:

8) Hailing a Taxi with a Mouse Click
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to 1-800-CAB-RIDE:

9) American Traffic Solutions Revs Its Engines
Link to story in the East Valley Tribune:

News Releases

1) Federal Communications Commission Terminates Proceeding on the Use of Cellular Phones Onboard Aircraft

2) Navigation to Become a Focus of China's Car GPS Market

3) PublicRoutes.com Launches First International Directions Resource for Public Transportation

Upcoming Events
2007 IBTTA Spring Technology Workshop – June 10-12 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History
2007 – A French train set a new speed record for a conventional train. The train hit 357.2 MPH (574.8 KPH).


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