Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 31, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

15th World Congress on ITS Call for Papers Deadline Extended to February 15
ITS America received several requests from around the world to extend the deadline for the Call for Papers for the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. If you haven’t yet submitted a paper for the World Congress, you now have some extra time. The new deadline is Friday, February 15, 2008. Take advantage of the potential to present at this must-attend event which is expected to attract 10,000 delegates from more than 40 countries from November 16-20, 2008 in New York City. Draft technical papers and complete scientific papers can be submitted through the official World Congress Web site at


1) Airline’s Labor Fight Threatens Safety Program
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:


2) Everything You Need to Know about Traffic Data for In-Car SatNav in Australia
Link to story on Gizmodo:


3) E-Permit Will Speed Seafreight Through Dubai Ports
Link to story on ArabianBusiness:


4) Maintenance Operations: Work Zones, Pavement Markings, and Weather
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

5) Urban Road Pricing: US DOT Congestion Initiative and Urban Partnerships
Presentation to ITS World Congress.
Link to presentation:


6) Mississippi DOT Chief Says Traffic Camera Plan on Hold
Link to story in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal:

7) Tighter US Border ID Rules Begin
Link to AP story:

8) Trains, Bloggers are Threats in Cyber Drill
Link to AP story:,0,5324892.story

9) Air Your Security Gripes on US Transportation Security Administration Blog
Link to AP story:
Link to Evolution of Security blog:
Link to news release from the TSA:

10) Ohio Supreme Court OKs Traffic-Light Cameras
Link to story in Columbus Business First:

11) Drivers Slow Down Where Speed Cameras are in Place, Study Says
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)
Link to reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: (Montgomery County, Maryland) (Scottsdale, Arizona)


12) Real-Time Alerts Ease Sting for Massachusetts Commuters Facing Delays
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


13) Freeway Dramas: Experts to Take ‘Fresh Look’
New South Wales asks for advice on how accidents on F3 freeway can be better managed.
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation News story:

14) Managing Traffic in the Urban Age
Link to column in The New York Times: (may require free registration)

News Releases
Passenger Train Safety to be Improved with New Requirements for Emergency Communication, Evacuation, and Rescue Features
TrafficLand Appoints New President and COO to Executive Team
3) Strategy Analytics: Car Infotainment Shake-Up - Continental, Blaupunkt, Visteon & Delphi Supply 57% of Infotainment Systems

Job Posting
- Economists – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (US DOT) – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
New Jersey Transportation Conference and Expo (TransAction 2008) – April 2-4 – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - US launches its first satellite, Explorer 1.


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