Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Experience the “VII Technology Showcase” at ITS America's 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

ITS America will present a VII Technology Showcase at its 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, June 4-6, 2007. Check out the latest vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems and related applications from Caltrans, California PATH, Econolite, InfoTek, Mark IV IVHS, O.M.J.C. Signal Controller, Raytheon and TechnoCom. The showcase will be staged in a parking lot outside the Palm Springs Convention Center – just a few steps from the exhibit hall to approximately 100,000 square feet of outdoor VII demonstrations! For the latest information on the VII Technology Showcase and its partners, visit

1) Freeway Meltdown Offers Telecommuting Test Case in Bay Area
Link to MediaNews story:

2) UK Motorists Could be Tracked with GPS, Cameras
Link to Reuters story:

3) Study Lauds Maritime Navigation System
Galveston Bay's PORTS has saved $15 million a year, federal report says.
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:

4) Air Traffic Controllers: FAA Radio Ban Threatens Safety
Link to AP story:

5) Maryland E-ZPass Workers Told to Deny Claims
Link to story and video report on WBAL-TV:

6) Mapping the Bay Bridge Traffic Snarl
Link to story on Poynter Online:

7) GPS Rivals
Link to UPI stories:
http://www.upi.com/Security_Terrorism/Analysis/2007/04/29/outside_view_gps_rivals__part_1/ (part 1)
http://www.upi.com/Security_Terrorism/Analysis/2007/04/29/outside_view_gps_rivals__part_2/ (part 2)

8) GPS + Live Traffic = Big Headache?
Link to column in The Orange County Register:

9) Azerbaijan Prepares Contest Paperwork for Baku Intelligent Traffic Control System
Link story on Today.Az:

News Releases

1) Strategy Analytics: Automotive Sensors Market Expanding to $17 Billion by 2013

2) SmartSensor Contributing to Award-Winning Project - Illinois DOT project named 2006 ITS Midwest Project of the Year

Upcoming Events
The 2nd Annual Homeland Port Security Conference – May 22 – Baltimore

Today in Transportation History
1902 – The first gasoline-powered Locomobile was completed in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


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