Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Caltrans Director Will Kempton and Cyren Call Communications Chairman Morgan O’Brien to Present at ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

California DOT Director Will Kempton will present the keynote address at ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition on Monday, June 4, 2007 in Palm Springs. Co-founder of Nextel Communications and current CEO of Cyren Call Communications, Morgan O’Brien will be the special guest speaker during the opening session, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 4 in the California Ballroom of the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel. If you want to do business in California, find out about the state’s lessons learned, or hear from a pioneer who helped shape the wireless industry, then don’t miss out on this opportunity. To register for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, visit

1) Subway Safety Dance
New York City Transit hemmed & hawed on deal for warning system for track workers.
Link to story in the Daily News:

2) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Wants to Study Cashless Tolls
Link to story and video report on NY1 News:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

3) Traffic Apps Accelerate
Navigation services that use location-based services (LBS) are more mainstream than ever.
Link to story in WirelessWeek:

4) New Internet Site Says It Can Forecast Air Fare Changes
Link to Reuters story:
Link to Farecast: http://www.farecast.com

5) Nissan Builds $750 Million Research Center
Company will also develop an intelligent transportation system in which data received from traffic beacons is used to alert drivers and help reduce potential road accidents.
Link to AFP story:
Link to news release from Nissan:

6) PPP Trials Transport Communications System in Reading, UK
System will provide up to the minute travel information and allow bus and car park tickets to be bought remotely.
Link to story in Transport Briefing:

7) In-Flight Wireless Internet on the Way
Link to story in Business Travel News:

8) Inaugural Issue of Signal, the Newsletter of the European Rail Traffic Management System
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Tele Atlas Enriches Digital Map Content with Historical Traffic Speed Information

2) EU Project Develops Pioneering Traffic Information Service

Upcoming Events
Meaningful Transit Input into Transportation Planning and Land Use: Best Practices – August 26-28 – Denver

Today in Transportation History
1907 **100th anniversary** - Service begins over the Yosemite Valley Railroad.


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