Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

CVFM Forum Fall/Winter Meeting Early Registration Deadline Extended

ITS America is proud to be sponsoring a Commercial Vehicle and Freight Mobility Fall/Winter Forum Meeting October 10-11, 2007, in Traverse City, MI, at the Grand Traverse Resort. The CVFM Forum Steering Committee also is pleased to be holding this meeting in conjunction with the National Rural ITS Conference, being held October 7-10, 2007 at the same location. ITS America has extended the early registration deadline for the CVFM Forum Fall/Winter Meeting to September 21, 2007. Attending both the National Rural ITS Conference and CVFM Fall/Winter Forum Meeting provides you an additional reduced registration cost for both events. For more details, visit

1) Atlantic City Airport to Start Car-Bomb Screening
New technology, which airport officials said is the first of its kind in the nation, will capture a video image of the underside of vehicles as they enter the airport property.
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the South Jersey Transportation Authority:

2) Emergency Communication System to Link Bay Area Cities
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to news release from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office:

3) Bus Camera Bill Sent to California Governor
Potential law would allow San Francisco to mount cameras on buses to help catch double-parkers.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

4) New System Helps Airliners Avoid Turbulence
Link to story on LiveScience:

5) Congestion Control: Peoria, Arizona Looks Beyond Roadwork; Traffic Technology Touted
Link to story in the Peoria Independent:

6) FCC Establishes New 800 MHz Rebanding Benchmarks
Link to story in Government Technology:
Link to Public Notice from the Federal Communications Commission:
Link to Memorandum Opinion and Order:

7) FCC Sets New E-911 Accuracy Requirements
Link to story in WirelessWeek:
Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:

8) Computerized Polyglots to Serve Beijing Olympics
Multi-lingual speech recognition service will allow visitors to obtain information via cell phone.
Link to Xinhua story:

9) The Hidden GPS III Speed Bump
Link to column in Government Executive:

10) Canada Says New Google Map Could Break Privacy Law
Link to Reuters story:

11) Mississauga Transit Nixes Religious Ads
Link to story in The Mississauga News:
Link to additional information from Bus Stop Bible Studies:

12) An Alternative Perspective on VII
Link to paper from Northeastern University:

News Releases

1) Korea Begins Assembly of Maritime Weather Satellite

2) TrafficLand Widget Keeps Live Road Conditions in the Picture

Upcoming Events
Webinar: The Congestion Management Process: Best Practices in Wilmington, DE and Peer-to-Peer Lessons Learned by Albuquerque, NM – September 18

Today in Transportation History
1942 – The British troop ship Laconia is sunk by a German U-boat.


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