Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. DOT Announces Line-Up for Executive Session at ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Join us in Palm Springs on Tuesday, June 5 for a special plenary session where senior officials from the U.S. DOT will provide updates on the federal ITS program, how it supports the National Congestion Initiative, and address other specific areas of interest and opportunity. This session will be moderated by John Bobo, the Deputy Administrator of the Research & Innovative Technology Administration. He will be joined by ITS Joint Program Office Director Shelley Row, who will provide an update on the federal ITS program and the major initiatives launched at the 2004 ITS America Annual Meeting held in San Antonio. This session will also include perspectives and updates from Jeffrey Paniati, Associate Administrator, Operations, Federal Highway Administration; Joseph Kanianthra, Associate Administrator, Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and Walt Kulyk, Director, Office of Mobility Innovation, Federal Transit Administration. For the latest information on ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, visit www.itsa.org/annualmeeting.html.

1) Digitizing Your Drive
Telematics Detroit conference highlights the latest in wireless communications for vehicles.
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:

2) Operations Center to Help Traffic Flow During I-10 Project
Link to story in the Arizona Daily Star:
Link to video report on KOLD-TV:
Arizona DOT’s I-10 Monitors have Anti-Hacker Firewalls
Link to story in the Tucson Citizen:

3) Michigan Awards Contract to Create Explore Channel at Welcome Centers
Channel will provide viewers with entertainment, weather, traffic and travel information.
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:

4) Helsinki City Transport Shows Off Telematics Solutions to Congress Visitors
Link to story in Helsingin Sanomat:

5) American Airlines Changing Its Web Site
Link to AP story:
Link to American Airlines site: http://www.aa.com

6) Google Proposes Innovation in Radio Spectrum Auction
Link to story from The New York Times:

7) Taxi! Follow that Satellite
GPS helps taxi drivers in cities like San Francisco get jobs without knowing their way around, and some think GPS is the key to centralized dispatching.
Link to story in InfoWorld:

8) Taxi Riders Get Choice: Paper or Plastic?
Link to story in USA Today:

9) US Navy Floats On-Board Wi-Fi
Link to story in Government Computer News:

News Releases

1) Cross Country and Telcordia to Jointly Deliver Next-Generation Telematics Service Network to Automakers

2) Continental Automotive Systems Demonstrates Car-To-Car and Car-To-Roadside Communication Technology

3) SpeedInfo Sensors to Provide Traffic Flow Information on Major Nebraska Highways

4) Better Commutes, Reduced Pollution, Greater Safety: Traffic Operations Academy Produces Experts with New Solutions

5) Unique Driving Simulation Helps University of Rhode Island Researchers Test Effectiveness of Highway Signs

6) New ARINC Direct Delay Notification Service Will Alert Operators to Departure Delays in US and Europe

7) This Memorial Day Teens Can Turn to Web for Safe Driving Tips to Survive 'Deadliest Driving Season'
Link to Driving Skills for Life: http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/

8) Navteq’s Traffic.com Launches Jamcast Video Online

Job Posting
- Economist – Volpe Transportation Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Web Conference: The Effects of Construction Zones on Freight Movement – June 20

Today in Transportation History
1977 - Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.


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