Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 4, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Exhibit Hall Selling Out for 15th World Congress on ITS

With less than eight months left before the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems kicks off, the 250,000 square foot exhibit hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is nearly sold out. There are only five 10’x10’ spaces and four 10’x20’ spaces left in the entire exhibit hall. The exhibit space for the World Congress was expanded a record five times and can not be further increased. With just a handful of spaces left, it is clear that the exhibit hall will soon be full. If you have been thinking of exhibiting at the World Congress in New York, November 16-20, 2008, contact Bill McGlade of National Trade Productions at 703-706-8204 or to reserve your space. To view the World Congress’ online exhibitor directory, visit


1) Galileo Takes Shape
Link to story on EurActiv:

2) Russia to Leverage GLONASS System for In-Car GPS
Link to story in EE Times Europe:


3) Guyana Fishing Boats Being Equipped with Submersible Radios and GPS to Counter Pirate Attacks
Link to AP story:


4) Telemarketers Losing Access to Texas Crash Victims’ Coveted Phone Numbers
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:


5) Intelligent Paint Turns Road Pink in Icy Conditions
Link to story in New Scientist:


6) New Saudi Arabia Traffic Plan to Improve Safety, Ease Congestion
The Automatic Traffic Violations Administering and Monitoring (ATVAM) project — is the largest of its kind in the world.
Link to story in Arab News:


7) Station Agents to Assist Sounder Commuters
Will provide information about delays and emergencies as well as giving directions.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

News Releases
Aircell Receives Critical FAA Approvals to Launch In-Flight Mobile Broadband Over Its Nationwide Network in 2008
2) US Air Force/Lockheed Martin Celebrate Success of GPS IIR Program as Final Satellite is Readied for Shipment to Cape Canaveral for June Launch

Upcoming Events
Overview of the 2007 Notice of Proposed Amendments to the MUTCD Web Briefing – June 2

Friday Bonus
If it came on a truck, it’s probably been spilled from a truck.

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - Apollo 6 is launched. The unmanned flight was designed as the final qualification of the Saturn V launch vehicle and Apollo spacecraft.


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