Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 11, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Updated Preliminary Agenda Available for Airport ITS Conference

An updated agenda is now available for the Airport Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, August 25-26, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Sponsored by ITS America and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). 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. 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. To view the updated preliminary agenda and to register, visit

1) Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority to Restrict Flights in Uncontrolled Air Space
Link to story in The Australian:,25197,24159095-23349,00.html


2) Indiana Says No Traffic Enforcement Cameras
Link to AP story:

3) Unpopular Cop Cameras Bag Many More Speeders
Link to McClatchy Newspapers story:


4) GPS Devices Save Time, Fuel for Garbage Trucks
Link to story in USA Today:


5) New Zealand Ship Trackers at Odds
Wireless broadband provider Araneo believes it may have lost on a deal to build a vessel monitoring system because it was bidding against a state-owned enterprise.
Link to story in The Dominion Post:


6) The Future of Crossing the Street
Link to story in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine:


7) For Their Eyes Only?
Scans airport security staff see would shock passengers, critics say.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

8) Delaware Highway Safety Campaign Gets Creative
Link to story in The News Journal:

9) Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use in Illinois are Underreported, Authorities Say
Legislation in works to get a more accurate tally.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2379176.column

10) Houston is Helping Move 911 Into the Age of Texting
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:


11) German Consortium Starts Car-to-X Field Trial
Link to story in EE Times Deutschland:


12) Electronic Frontier Foundation to Appeal Court Order to Halt Subway Hacker Talk
Link to IDG News Service story:

13) Transport for London Terminates 100 Million Oyster Smart Card Contract
Link to story on

14) Pittsburgh Transit Hotline Irritates Riders
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

15) BART has Commuters All a-Twitter
Social-networking site allows users to share real-time information and for the agency to respond.
Link to story in the Examiner:
Link to BART Twitter site:

16) Hempfest Ad on Bus Criticized by Some
Link to story in The Olympian:


17) Florida Traffic Web Site Now Has More Travel Information
Link to column in The Palm Beach Post:
Link to SMART SunGuide site:

18) Predicting Congestion
Future applications may make it possible for traffic-reporting systems to suggest congestion-avoiding routes and directions.
Link to story in Light & Medium Truck:

News Releases
Roundabouts of Kansas City – Book Available for Purchase
2) Wireless Maritime Services and SeaMobile Enterprises Announce Commercial Agreement Resulting in Expanding Wireless Maritime Services' Business

Upcoming Events
IBTTA 2008 Fall Technology Workshop – November 15-20 – Avignon, France

Today in Transportation History
1968 **40th anniversary** - The last mainline passenger train hauled by a steam engine ran on British Rail.


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