Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

15th World Congress Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to January 31
The deadline for submitting technical and scientific papers to the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems has been extended to January 31, 2008. Do not miss the opportunity to present at this event which is expected to attract 10,000 delegates from more than 40 countries from November 16-20, 2008 in New York City. Technical paper drafts and full scientific papers must be submitted at no later than January 31. If you have questions about paper content or format, contact Nicole Oliphant at


1) Onboard Cell Phone: New Report Will Rattle US Bars
Link to story in Inflight:


2) Indonesia Agrees to Install 7 Radar Units from US in Makassar Strait
Link to Xinhua story:


3) Brigham Young University Play on Transit Aims to Move Utahns
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:


4) Is Spending $5 Million on ‘Smart Traffic’ in Huntsville, Alabama Wise?
Link to commentary in The Huntsville Times:


5) Federal Judge Dismisses Case Challenging Chicago’s Use of Cameras for Traffic Violations
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,1,5486910.story

6) US Airports Fingerprint Foreign Travelers
Link to AP story:


7) Public Transport Card Plan Dropped in New South Wales
Link to story in the Herald Sun:,21985,23096414-5005961,00.html

8) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Displays Glowing New PATH Cars
New cars will feature television monitors and automated announcements.
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

9) Toronto Transit Commission’s Computerized Bus Simulator No Easy Ride
Link to story in the Toronto Star:

News Releases
Cell Phone Sensors Detect Radiation to Thwart Nuclear Terrorism
2) Downs Appointed to Lead HNTB's Program Management Practice
3) Southwest Airlines Bringing the Internet to the Sky Via Satellite
4) Federal Communications Commission Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to Host Summit on 911 Call Center Operations and Next Generation Technologies
5) Demonstrating 'The Value Of Voice': ATX Records Banner Year for Speech-Enabled Telematics Applications
6) The Transportation Research Board: A National Academies Podcast
7) Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellites Pass 75 Year Mark of Combined On-Orbit Operations
8) INRIX and TomTom Expand North American Partnership to Include Comprehensive Traffic-Enabled Content and Services

Upcoming Events
IBTTA 2008 Facilities Management Workshop – April 27-29 – Orlando, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo.


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