Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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

Join the OmniAir Consortium in McLean, Virginia for the VII Tactical Deployment Workshop, May 22nd, 2008

Join lead thinkers and technical experts working to advance Vehicle Infrastructure Integration at the VII Tactical Deployment (VTD) Workshop. At this event, panelists and the audience will collaborate in a unique ‘option finder’ forum to discuss the tactical environment that’s shaping VII and together, work to distill a practical strategy that answers the uncertainties of full-scale deployment from the technical and business perspectives. Organized by OmniAir members with support from H3B Media (publishers of ‘Thinking Highways’ and ‘ETC, etc’) this workshop offers a thought-provoking chance to listen, contribute and advance VII. Find out more about VTD, the meeting and its registration details by visiting or contact OmniAir at


1) Blame Game is Off the Ground
Media scrutiny of the airlines and the FAA amid the ongoing industry crisis has pitted one against the other in a messaging battle.
Link to story in PRWeek:


2) New Cameras Will Speed Up South San Francisco Bike Commutes
Video detectors will change signals for bicyclists.
Link to story in The Examiner:


3) Florida Judge Tosses Thousands of Citations, Fumes at Toll ‘Injustice’
Drivers ticketed due to malfunctioning transponders.
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,4246150.story


4) EU Galileo Sat-Nav Project Gets Final Green Light
Link to AFP story:
Link to news release from the EU:


5) Six-Week Ad Campaign to Gain Public Support for Port of Baltimore
Link to story in The Daily Record:


6) Arkansas Uses Program to Check Faces for Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards
Link to AP story:


7) The Toronto Transit Commission’s Technology Problem
Audit critical of agency’s information technology spending.
Link to commentary in the National Post:

8) British Tube Drivers Protest Film About Subway Suicides
Link to CBC News story:
Link to news release from the Associated Society of Locomotive Steam Enginemen and Firemen:
Link to site for Three and Out:


9) Seeds of Statewide Highway Communications System Planted in Putnam County, West Virginia
Link to story and video report on WOWK-TV:

10) Budget Woes Keep Jakarta Police Traffic Cameras Off
Link to story in The Jakarta Post:

11) Michigan DOT’s Renovated Web Site Eases Trips
Link to column in The Detroit News:
Link to MI Drive:


12) Volkswagen Presents Self-Parking Passat
Link to Channel 4 story:
News Releases
Inrix Announces Pan-European Road Traffic Information
2) TNO and Inrix Establish Technology and Research Alliance on European Predictive Traffic
3) NDrive Launches World's First Photo Mapping Sat-Nav
4) Detroit Area Traffic Camera Video Gains Wider Audience with TrafficLand
The Ultimate Guide to Parking in the UK Launched by Which and the British Parking Association
6) European Commission Facilitates Interoperability for Europe’s Trains

Upcoming Events
5th International Conference Brakes, Wheels, Power… - May 29-30 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
1948 **60th anniversary** - Zionist forces capture the Port of Haifa during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.


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