Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 1, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Early Registration Deadline Extended for 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems

The deadline for registration for this year's World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems has been extended from September 1 to September 12. The World Congress on ITS will be the most relevant, comprehensive ITS experience you can have this year. Please make sure to register by September 12 and receive a $400.00 discount off the regular registration rate. For additional information and to register online, go to


1) GeoEye Hopes for Clear Skies Ahead
Imaging satellite expected to launch Thursday.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to news release from GeoEye:


2) New Hampshire Drivers with E-ZPass Violations Getting Pass
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3) Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Unveils Road Network Navigation System
Link to story in Vanguard:

4) GPS-Based System Could Help Ease Ottawa Traffic Jams
Link to CBC News story:
Link to further information from Globis Data:

5) Police Using GPS Units as Evidence in Crimes
Link to story in The New York Times:


6) Shanghai Police to Shame Jaywalkers on TV
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7) Transportation Security Administration Official Defends TWIC Deployment
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

8) A Device to Test Driving Skills Without Human Intervention
Link to story in Express India:

9) Social Networkers Respond to Hurricane Gustav
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to Gustav Information Center:


10) Drivers Rely on OnStar to Evade Hurricane Gustav
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11) Verizon Wireless Service Added to Chicago Subway System
Link to story on WMAQ-TV:

12) Sofia Introduces Public Transport Electronic System
Link to Novinite story:

13) Chicago Transit Authority, PACE Riders Can Report Unsafe or Distracted Drivers
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,1738818.column


14) Keeping New York State Fair Traffic Under Control
Link to story and video report on News 10 Now:

15) What It Takes to Keep Traffic Flowing in Lynwood, Washington
A high-tech system helps workers keep an eye on the roads and adjust signals accordingly.
Link to story in The Herald:

News Releases
New GPS Tracking of Catalina Island Passenger Ferries

Upcoming Events
Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation – A National Demonstration Project – September 4-5 – Redmond, Washington

Today in Transportation History
1983 **25th anniversary** -- Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by Soviet fighters near Sakhalin Island.

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