Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Final Program Available for ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition

With expanded networking opportunities, a focused educational program and a grand-scale exhibition, ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, June 4-6, 2007 promises to be one of our best events ever! The Final Program is now available at
http://www.itsa.org/annualmeeting.html. If you haven’t yet registered there is still time to do so with pre-registration rates available through May 31. For information on available sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Edgar Martinez at emartinez@itsa.org.

1) Real-Time Traffic Data Keeps Route 78 Drivers Moving
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:

2) Runway Technology
Federal Aviation Administration administrator highlights satellite-based navigation technology that airlines are using to make runway approaches safer and use less fuel.
Link to AP story:

3) US Federal Railroad Administration Needs to Step Up Crossing Safety Oversight, Office of Inspector General Says
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:
Link to statement from OIG:

4) For Printed Maps, End of the Road is a Click Away
Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

5) US Coast Guard Establishes Mariner Web Site
Site provides real-time information on the status of pending mariner credential applications.
Link to story on EmeraldCoast.com:

News Releases

1) Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comments on Designation of 211 and 511 as Abbreviated Dialing Codes

2) Operation Lifesaver Outlines Steps to Increase Rail Safety

3) TrafficLand.com Adds Australian Traffic Cameras to Live Video Web Site

Upcoming Events
HOT Lanes Peer Exchange Roundtable Workshop – May 23 – Houston

Today in Transportation History
1933 – The first radios connecting police cars to headquarters were installed in Eastchester, New York.


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