Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Register Now for a Free Webinar on the 15th World Congress on ITS Program

The 15th World Congress on ITS will be the largest international ITS event this year and the Organizing Committee is dedicated to making this World Congress the best experience it can be for you. “An Overview of the World Congress and Annual Meeting Program Part II” is a one-hour Webinar that will provide participants with up-to-date session highlights for the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, featuring ITS America’s 2008 Annual Meeting. This informative Webinar will be hosted by International Program Committee Chair Richard Weiland of Ygomi LLC and ITS America staff. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. To register,
click here.


1) Plan for Speed Cameras on Arizona Roads Advances
Link to AP story:


2) Some Drivers Using Florida’s Turnpike Experience Expensive Toll Glitch
Link to story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,1815821.story

3) Rhode Island Finalizes E-ZPass Plan for Pell-Newport Bridge
Link to story in The Jamestown Press:

4) New York MTA Strips Emergency Workers of Free E-ZPass
Link to story in Newsday:,0,6748030.story


5) US Coast Guard Embraces Social Media
Link to story in the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News:


6) Transportation Technology and Research Center Eyed in Tennessee Valley
Link to story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

7) Prince Edward Island to No Longer Publicize Changes in Gas Prices
Link to story in The Guardian:


8) Deal Reached on Extensive US Rail Safety Bill
Link to AP story:


9) California Considers Selling Ads on Signs Used for Amber Alerts
The Schwarzenegger administration says posting advertisements on 674 freeway boards would raise millions for highways. Traffic safety experts disagree.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,2497361.story

10) Intelligent Transport Equipment for Horror Stretch of Australian Highway
When complete, system will act to reduce crashes by recognizing particular types of driver behavior and displaying automated messages warnings.
Link to story in The Gympie Times:


11) Efforts to Display New York City Subway Arrival Info Delayed
Link to story in the Daily News:


12) Lake County, Florida Begins Broadcasting Traffic Cameras Via Web
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,5157977.story
Link to traffic cameras:

News Releases
Solar-Powered Marine Lantern Offers Big Performance in a Compact Form Factor
NASCIO Announces Recipients in Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in State IT – Two transportation projects among winners
3) High Growth Forecasted for the World Intelligent Transportation Systems Market

Upcoming Events
Ocean Business 2009 – March 31-April 2 – Southampton, UK

Today in Transportation History
1948 **60th anniversary** - The Honda Motor Company was incorporated.

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