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
www.itsa.org/amviishowcase.html.


1) Freeway Meltdown Offers Telecommuting Test Case in Bay Area
Link to MediaNews story:
http://www.contracostatimes.com/bayandstate/ci_5791602

2) UK Motorists Could be Tracked with GPS, Cameras
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2124492,00.asp

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:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/4763369.html

4) Air Traffic Controllers: FAA Radio Ban Threatens Safety
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2007-04-30-faa-radio-ban_N.htm

5) Maryland E-ZPass Workers Told to Deny Claims
Link to story and video report on WBAL-TV:
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/13227569/detail.html

6) Mapping the Bay Bridge Traffic Snarl
Link to story on Poynter Online:
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=122291

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:
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/money/homepage/article_1676380.php

9) Azerbaijan Prepares Contest Paperwork for Baku Intelligent Traffic Control System
Link story on Today.Az:
http://www.today.az/news/business/40252.html


News Releases

1) Strategy Analytics: Automotive Sensors Market Expanding to $17 Billion by 2013
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070501006156&newsLang=en

2) SmartSensor Contributing to Award-Winning Project - Illinois DOT project named 2006 ITS Midwest Project of the Year
http://www.wavetronix.com/pr/library/2007/04/30_SmartSensorContributingToProject.html


Upcoming Events
The 2nd Annual Homeland Port Security Conference – May 22 – Baltimore
http://www.usni.org/conferences/details.asp?id=3


Today in Transportation History
1902 – The first gasoline-powered Locomobile was completed in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
http://www.autolit.net/Graphics/1205/wc1133.jpg

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