Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 20, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Business Leadership Conference – 2 Weeks Left to Register

There are just 2 weeks left to register to explore the Intelligent Transportation Systems marketplace at ITS America’s 2007 Business Leadership Conference, held September 10-12 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Business Leadership Council of ITS America, this event is geared toward CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives who are interested in exploring opportunities within the ITS marketplace. The Business Leadership Conference will feature a prestigious group of industry leaders who will address a broad range of issues such as: Innovative Approaches for ITS Funding, Legislative and Public Policy Issues, the Future of Transportation, and China and the Global Economy. To register by August 31 and to view a copy of the preliminary program, visit

1) Police Ask that Cameras for Traffic be Set to Record
Authorities in El Cerrito, California say surveillance could help find criminal suspects.
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) New Uses for Arizona's Traffic Cameras
Cameras could spot stolen vehicles.
Link to story on KPHO-TV:

3) Feds Pan Systems to Prevent Cars Backing Over Kids
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-suv19.article

4) Scotland Traffic Chiefs Hatch Plan to Film Drivers Who Block Box Junctions
Link to story in The Scotsman:

5) Smart Cars to Beat Road Snarls
Link to story in Australian IT:,24897,22278657-15306,00.html

6) China Bans Reporting on Bridge Collapse
Link to AP story:,,-6857865,00.html

7) New York State DOT Posts Bridge Inspection Info on New Site
Link to story in The Journal News:
Link to news release from NYSDOT:
Link to site:

8) Florida DOT Releases Bridge Reports
Link to story in the Tallahassee Democrat:
Link to Florida DOT bridge information:

9) Fare Dodgers Filmed in Scotland
Link to story in the Evening Times:

10) Video Vigilante Turns Tables on Traffic Enforcers
‘Jimmy Justice’ tapes cops, meter maids breaking the law and shows on the Web.
Link to story and video report on NBC’s The Today Show:
Link to Jimmy Justice YouTube page:

News Releases

1) Dubai RTA Establishes Intelligent Traffic Systems Department

2) Missouri DOT Electronic Plans Room Debuts
Link to MoDOT Planroom:

Job Posting
- Operations Research Analyst – US DOT Volpe Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
BusCon – October 1-3 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History
1991 – Mazda announces that it plans to enter the luxury market with the introduction of the Amati. The line was never produced.


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