Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Open for "Use of ITS in Airport Environments Workshop"

Registration is available for the upcoming "Use of ITS in Airport Environments Workshop," August 25-26, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by ITS America and the American Association of Airport Executives, this two-day event will feature 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. The preliminary agenda, list of speakers, and registration information is available at


1) Ottawa Asks Pearson Airport to Examine Kiosk Security
Link to story in the National Post:

2) Demand Increases for Phone Translation Service at Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Link to story in USA Today:

3) ‘Fuel Pain to Boost In-Flight Live TV,’ Says Report
Link to story on Inflight Online:

4) Are You Against In-Flight Mobile Phone Calls?
Link to story in the Telegraph:


5) Buses in Delhi to Have GPS Facility
Link to Press Trust of India story:


6) Toll Roads Take Cashless Route
Link to story in USA Today:


7) Bikers, Pedestrians Seeking Better Web Maps
Link to AP story:

8) Transit New Zealand Takes Virtual Road Trip
Link to story in The Dominion Post:
9) Quebec Company Builds GPS Device for the Visually Impaired
Link to CTV story and video report:


10) Rebuilding Trust at Minnesota DOT, One Year After the Bridge Collapse
Link to story in the Pioneer Press:

11) Web Site for Minnesota Bridge Victims Goes Online
Link to AP story:
Link to site:

12) Tracking Devices Cut New Jersey Car Insurance Costs
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:

13) Beijing Taxis to Become IC Card Friendly Before Olympics
Link to Xinhua story:


14) Arizona DOT to Offer More Precise Drive-Time Estimates
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

15) Maryland State Highway Administration Workers Push to Limit
Makers of Maryland’s road markers show no signs of slowing down.
Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,7979306.story

16) Web Site Shows the Deadliest US Roads
Link to UPI story:
Link to Safe Road Maps:

17) Mobile Voice Messages May Keep Drivers Safe
Verizon Wireless product allows users to respond to e-mails through voice recordings.
Link to story in The Denver Post:


18) Passengers at British Airports to be Fingerprinted
Link to story in the Telegraph:

19) Maine’s ‘Distracted Driver’ Law May Get an Update
Link to Capitol News Service story:


20) Virginia DOT to Manage Traffic with Variable Speed Limit
Link to AP story:,0,2235388.story

21) UK Highways Agency Drives on with Traffic Tech
Link to story on Silicon:,3800010403,39264810,00.htm

22) Israel National Roads Company Seeks Traffic Control System
Link to story on Globes:

23) Signs Designed to Improve Travel on Michigan Roads
Link to story in the Times Herald:

24) Traffic Control in Early Form
Link to story in The Ledger:

News Releases
Quixote Corporation Announces the Sale of Its Intersection Control Segment to Signal Group, Inc.
2) FCC Announces Panelist for Public En Banc Hearing on Public Safety Interoperable Communications – The 700 MHz Band Proceeding
3) The Association of Toll and Traffic Systems Integrators of India (ATTSII) Recommends Guidelines for a Suitable Electronic Toll Collection Standardization for India

Upcoming Events
Vehicle Dynamics North America Expo 2008 – October 22-24 – Novi, Michigan

Today in Transportation History
1972 – A weeklong national dock strike began in Britain.


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