Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 27, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) to Headline ITS America’s Business Leadership Conference Luncheon

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), a member of the Congressional ITS Caucus, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon being held during ITS America’s Business Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. 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, Future of Transportation, and China and the Global Economy. The deadline to register is August 31. To view a copy of the preliminary program, visit

1) Washington State’s Dire I-5 Traffic Warnings: We’ve Been Down this Road
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

2) Spending to Spread Word of Bay Bridge Closure Pushes $1 Million
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

3) Overhaul of US Air Traffic System Nears Key Step
Satellite network projected to cut flight delays but may take years to complete.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

4) Traffic? Tell Them About It
A look at Shadow Traffic/Metro Networks’ traffic reporting operation in the New York City area.
Link to story in The New York Times:
Tales of Spotting Snarls From Above

5) The End of Traffic Jams?
Innovative study suggests scientific solutions to global transport problems within the next 50 years.
Link to story in The Observer:

6) Device Locates Polluting Cars
Sensor measures vehicle emissions, snaps a photo of license plate and a letter is sent to “gross polluters.”
Link to story in the Press-Telegram:
Link to additional information from the South Coast Air Quality Management District:

7) Airlines Body Bids Farewell to Paper Tickets
Link to Reuters story:

8) Illinois Governor Signs Roadside Marker Bill
New law will provide families with a way to memorialize the loss of a loved one who died because someone else was driving while drunk.
Link to story in The State Journal-Register:

9) Traffic Meeting Media Ban to be Reviewed by New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority
Link to IBN News story:

10) New I-70 Web Site Offers Action Alerts, E-Newsgroup Signup
Link to story in the Summit Daily News:
Link to I-70 Coalition site:

11) NOAA Tests Vessel Exploring Unknown Parts of the Ocean
Ship uses high-speed Internet communications to connect with experts on land.
Link to AP story:
Link to further information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

12) Council Erects Signs that Tells Drivers: Don’t Trust Your Satnav
Link to story in the Daily Mail:

13) As Web Fuels Bike Thefts, Victims Turn Vigilantes
Link to story in The Washington Post: (free registration required)

14) At 30,000 Feet, Finding a Captive Audience for Advertising
Link to story in The New York Times:

15) Your Ad Here on My SUV? And You’ll Pay?
Link to story in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) Seattle-Tacoma Airport Adds Check-in Kiosks in Parking Garage

Job Posting
- Computer Engineer – US DOT Volpe Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Wisconsin Statewide Traffic Incident Management Conference – October 30-31 – Appleton, Wisconsin

Today in Transportation History
1859 – The world’s first successful oil well strikes oil near Titusville, Pennsylvania.


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