Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

One Day Left to Register for “World Congress VII Technology Demonstrations Part 2” Webinar
There’s still time left to register for “Welcome to the World Congress,” an informative, one hour Webinar on the upcoming 15th World Congress on ITS featuring ITS America’s 2008 Annual Meeting. This Webinar will be held free of charge from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 28. Hosted by Michael Freitas of Ygomi LLC, participants will receive an update on the program, exhibits, VII technology demonstrations, networking and ancillary events, technical tours, and registration information. To register, go to
“World Congress Technology Demonstrations Part II” will provide participants with the latest information on the VII technology demonstrations being held this November in New York City at the 15th World Congress on ITS. This Webinar is designed to educate attendees, speakers, and exhibitors on the largest fully-integrated demonstrations of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication technologies and services. This free, highly informative, one-hour Webinar will be hosted by Patrick McGowan of Telvent Farradyne. There is no fee to participate but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to


1) American Airlines Launches In-flight Internet on Three Routes
Link to AP story:
Link to further information from American Airlines:


2) Transport for London Launches New Bike Pages
Link to story on BikeRadar:
Link to Cycle London:


3) Johannesburg Rapid Bus System ‘On Track’ for 2009
Link to story in The Star:


4) E-470 Toll Booths to be Removed in Colorado
Tolls to be collected by transponders and license plate photos.
Link to story in The Denver Post:


5) Tick Tock: How Long Does It Take to Get a Live Person on the Phone at Amtrak?
Link to story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:


6) Feds Tracking US Citizens’ Border Crossings
Data from checkpoints to be kept for 15 years.
Link to story in The Washington Post:


7) California Bill Would Make Hybrids Heard on Streets
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to further information on legislation:

News Releases
Virginia DOT Wins Four National Communications Awards
2) American Transportation Research Institute, FHWA Receive Award for Technology Research Innovation
3) INEX Technologies LLC. Announces the Appointment of Louis Martin, Esq. to Their Board of Directors
4) Yotta Launches World's First Panoramic 60 Megapixel Street-Level Imaging Vehicle
Federal Signal and 3M Launch New Electronic Vehicle Registration Solution

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Traffic Incident Management Plans in Southeast Michigan and Southeastern Wisconsin: Institutional and Technical Challenges to Managing Congestion and Improving Responder Safety - September 11

Today in Transportation History
1978 **30th anniversary** -- A bus carrying El Al employees was attacked in Central London. A flight attendant and the attacker died.


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