Friday, September 7, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 7, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America to Present Webinar on 14th World Congress on ITS in Beijing

ITS America will host a highly informative Webinar titled “14th World Congress on ITS: Preparing for Beijing.” The two-hour Webinar is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1 p.m. (EST). Webinar attendees will learn how to make the most of their experience at the 14th World Congress on ITS in Beijing, which will be held October 9-13, 2007. Topics to be covered include: opening and closing ceremony highlights, exhibitors, sessions, U.S. Congressional delegation, technical tours, networking events, accommodations and travel tips. To register for this free Webinar, please send an e-mail containing your full contact information to For more information, visit

1) Before Going On Air, Texas DOT Hears Static
Officials getting coached by pros on how to promote controversial plans.
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:

2) Monitoring Traffic Goes High-Tech in Chandigarh, India – New Radar, Cameras Come on Road
Link to Express News Service story:

3) Toll Cameras Let Many Off at Tacoma Narrows Bridge
License plates too blurry to read for four of 10 bridge scofflaws.Link to story in The News Tribune:

4) Microsoft, Siemens Team on Car Navigation
Link to IDG News Service story:,136950-c,electronics/article.html
Link to news release from Siemens VDO and Microsoft:

5) Caltrain Scraps Plans to Offer Wi-Fi Service
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

6) India's Regional Sat Nav System on Track
Link to story in GPS World:

7) MADD Pushes for Alcohol Locks
Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

8) A Discussion of Intelligent Transport Systems Issues in the Middle East
Link to column on Altaqata:

9) Airborne Antenna Could Bring Internet and Entertainment to Airliners
Link to story from InformationWeek:

10) Cyprus Government Examines Problems with Traffic Camera Supplier
Link to story in the Cyprus Mail:

11) Experimenting with Twitter: How Newsrooms are Using It to Reach More Users
Some news organizations are using Twitter to send traffic updates.
Link to story on Poynter Online:
Link to Twitter:

News Releases

1) Reduction in the Cost of Automotive Navigation Systems is Expected to Propel Demand in the North American Automotive Navigation Systems Markets

Upcoming Events
National Weather Association 32nd Annual Meeting – October 13-18 – Reno, Nevada

Friday Bonus
I don’t believe you’ll find this maintenance tip in the Boeing owner’s manual.

Today in Transportation History
1977 **30th anniversary** - US President Jimmy Carter signs the Panama Canal Treaty, transferring the canal to Panama.


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