Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Call for Papers Announced for 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

The 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems will be held November 16-20, 2008 in New York City and is expected to attract 10,000 ITS leaders, policy makers and other industry professionals. The conference organizers are pleased to announce a Call for Papers. Papers must be original and should report on recent significant and substantial achievements and results, reflecting the World Congress theme, “ITS Connections: Saving Time, Saving Lives.” Technical paper drafts and full scientific papers are due January 14, 2008. For a list of other key dates, guidelines and topics, visit

1) Minnesota DOT Parsimonious with Bridge Collapse Info
Lawyers, legislators -- even a judge -- are annoyed by MnDOT's tight control of inspectors and others who have details on the I-35W bridge.
Link to story in the Star Tribune: (may require free registration)

2) Traffic Surveillance All the Time, Everywhere in Malaysia
Police will use cameras to book traffic offenders all year round nationwide, instead of using them only during peak periods.
Link to story in The Star:

3) TomTom Tops Garmin’s Bid for Tele Atlas
Link to story on TheStreet:

4) New York MTA Seeks Firm to Provide Text Messages, E-Mails to Commuters
Link to AP story:,0,6829723.story

5) Pumps to Offer Gas and Google
Search firm to provide directions to local landmarks on video screens at gas stations nationwide.
Link to AP story:

6) EU Warns Turkey Over Lack of Communication with Cyprus Air Traffic Control
Link to story in the Cyprus Mail:

7) New High-Tech Bus Service Launched in Las Vegas
Buses feature touch-screen monitors with GPS capabilities that allow passengers to buy show tickets and make restaurant reservations.
Link to AP story:

8) Two Minnesota Agencies Win Highway Safety Award
Speed-control project involved engineering, enforcement and public education.
Link to story in the Pioneer Press; (may require free registration)

9) Unifying Incident Response
Link to article in Public Roads:

10) Traffic Signal Operation Self Assessment – Benchmark Your Progress Toward Excellence
Link to further information from the National Transportation Operations Coalition:

News Releases

AirIQ Appoints New Vice President, Technology to Promote Quality Disciplines
2) Safety Drives Automotive Voice Technology Market to $6.5 Billion by 2013
3) Launches Forecast Snapshot Tool for Google Maps
4) Announces Affiliations with and Alliance Reservations Network
5) American Airlines Launches 'Remember Me' Feature and Updated Keyword-Based Menu Through Reservations
6) ITS America Announces Newest State Chapter – ITS Tennessee

Upcoming Events
Exporail 2007 – November 27-29 – Moscow

Today in Transportation History
1965 – The Green Monster sets a new land speed record of 434.022 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.


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