Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 30, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Speakers Announced for ITS America’s 2007 Business Leadership Conference

ITS America is pleased to announce a prestigious lineup of speakers for the 2007 Business Leadership Conference to be held from September 10-12, 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC. This event is being sponsored by the Business Leadership Council of ITS America and is designed for CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives who are interested in exploring opportunities within the ITS marketplace. Attendance to this conference will be limited. To view the speaker list, preliminary agenda and to register for this event, please visit

1) Chicago Area Gridlock Plan Stalls Out
Illinois proposal to US DOT included vehicle control technology.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,1,4949835.column?coll=chi_tab01_layout

2) Texas Planning Cameras to Monitor Speed
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

3) New Hampshire Patrol Boats to Get Voice-Activation System
Technology allows operators to run equipment with voice commands.
Link to AP story:

4) Comair Crash Probe Raises Issue of Air Traffic Controller Staffing
Link to story in Government Executive:

5) ‘Breakthrough Thinking’
Pilot program to track baggage at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport may be just the RFID advance airports and airlines have been searching for.
Link to story in the Dallas Business Journal:

6) Now the Road Can Talk to You
Link to story in the St. Petersburg Times:

7) China Looking for Tech Solutions to Traffic Problems
Link to story on ChinaTechNews:

8) Traffic Central
Electronic control center keeps tabs on busy intersections throughout Collier County, Florida.
Link to story in the Naples Daily News:

9) With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking
Link to story in The New York Times:

10) Big Suppliers Dominate Auto Infotainment
Link to story on Engineer Live:

11) Photo of New Dodger Stadium Transportation Center

News Releases

1) US Federal Railroad Administration Grant Supports Wireless Communication Research for Positive Train Control Application

2) Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Introduces Web Feature that Provides Real-Time License Branch Visit Information

3) XM Real-Time NavTraffic Service Now Available in 79 Markets

Job Posting
- Senior Scientist (Machine Learning, Data-Mining and Statistics) – Inrix – Kirkland, Washington

Upcoming Events
IP PReVENT Exhibition “Technologies for Safer Road Traffic” – September 18-22 – Versailles, France

Today in Transportation History
1985 – Saturn announced it will build its assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.


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