Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 30, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Intelligent Transportation Society of America and American Association of Airport Executives Announce “Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference”

ITS America and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) announced the Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, August 25-26, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. Speakers will include ITS industry leaders who are currently providing solutions for airport land side management and airport managers sharing real-world results, lessons learned, success stories and reasons why they have chosen ITS products and services as their airport land side management solution. Airport managers are turning to ITS to provide solutions to the challenges they face, such as managing parking, commercial vehicle movement, incident management, security and much more. View the preliminary agenda and register at


1) Passengers Flying in Uncontrolled Airspace Over Australia
Link to story from The Daily Telegraph:,23599,23943880-2,00.html


2) Compulsory for Express Buses in Malaysia to Have GPS Device To Reduce Accidents
Link to story from the Malaysian National News Agency:


3) Tele Atlas in 5-Year Deal to Provide Maps to Google
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from Tele Atlas:

4) Map Maker Dropped from Suit in Fatal Comair Crash
Link to AP story:


5) Texas Toll Agency Going After Rental Car Drivers
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:


6) Finding Cheap Gas with TomTom Can be Hit or Miss
Link to story from The Baltimore Sun:,0,3393211.story

7) Skyhook Combines GPS and Wi-Fi for Location
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from Skyhook Wireless:


8) Federal Judge Orders California Department of Transportation to Repost Minuteman Sign
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:


9) Big Hair, and a Tussle in the Skies
“Edna” serves as a spokeswoman for the Air Transport Association in their battle with corporate jets.
Link to story in The New York Times:


10) Metro-North Will Use Cameras to Find Problems Along Its Catenary Lines
Link to story in The Advocate:


11) Maryland’s Traffic Roundabouts Reviewed
New signs and curbing paint could make them safer.
Link to story in The Capital:


12) New Web Site Pools Best Research on Rural Highway Safety
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:
Link to news release from US DOT:
Link to Rural Highway Safety Clearinghouse:

13) Mapping Technology Used to Curb Drunk Driving
Link to story and video report on KUSA-TV:

14) Speeding? This Phone Will Text Your Parents
Link to story in the Star Tribune:

15) Understanding the New FHWA Final Rule on Temporary Traffic Control Devices (Subpart K) Webinar Video and Presentation Now Available Online
Links to video and PowerPoint presentation:


16) High-Tech Images on Tube Platforms
Link to BBC News story:

17) Near Field Communication Development in France
Link to story on the Transport Information Group:


18) Multi-Lingual Hotline Setup for Traffic in Beijing
Link to story in the China Daily:

News Releases
Citilog’s Real-Time Automatic Incident Detection System has Been Deployed for Traffic Management at World’s Longest Sea-Crossing Hangzhou Bay Bridge

Upcoming Events
OceanTech Expo 2008 – September 30-October 3 – Providence, Rhode Island

Today in Transportation History
1971 – The crew members of Soyuz 11 died after undocking from the Salyut space station.


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