Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 13, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Early Registration Ends July 24 for 16th World Congress on ITS

Stockholm will play host to the 16th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, from September 21-25, 2009. With the theme “ITS in Daily Life,” the World Congress will explore how ITS can improve our everyday mobility with a strong emphasis on co-modality and ITS solutions for road, rail and public transportation. Early-bird registration ends July 24. Online registration and information on the preliminary program, technical tours, accommodations, and more can be found at Opportunities to serve as session moderators are available by contacting Nicole Oliphant at


1) Federal Aviation Administration to Create Aeronautical Chart Cartel?

Link to story on AVweb:


2) Illinois Red Light Camera Law Born with the Help of Political Insiders

Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6603390.story


3) OpenStreet Map: The Free Map Data Revolution?

Link to story in GPS Business News:

4) Is a National GIS on the Map?

Agencies find new ways to use geospatial data, as ESRI and others promote a nationwide system.

Link to story in Government Computer News:


5) Adventures in Stimulus Tracking

Link to story on ProPublica:

Link to story in Mother Jones:

6) Web Site Seeks Racial Equality in Stimulus Allocation

Link to story in The Michigan Citizen:

Link to FairRecovery:


7) Red Light Cameras Raking in Cash

Link to story and video in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7945020.story

8) New Road Signs Help Endangered Turtles in Maine

Link to story on Village Soup:


9) Cyberattacks Show Need to Protect Federal Sites

Link to story in PC World:

10) Laptops in Ambulances Boost Emergency Care

Indianapolis-area ambulance crews are among the first in the world with the power to tap into patient medical records in the field.

Link to story in The Indianapolis Star:


11) Web Site Recreates Apollo 11 Mission in Real-Time

Link to AP story:

Link to We Choose the Moon:


12) Transit Must Allow Political Ads: Canadian Supreme Court

Link to story in The Globe and Mail:

13) New York MTA Considers Wireless Broadband for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Stations and Trains

Link to story on cellular-news:

14) Need to Get There Quick? Click on These Transit Timesavers First

Link to column in The Washington Post:


15) New South Wales Government Cannot Manage Sydney's Traffic Chaos

Government is revamping transport management center and creating transport coordination group.

Link to story in The Daily Telegraph:,27574,25769557-5006009,00.html


16) Digital Radio and GPS Devices Which Attach to Windshield Could be Banned in Australia

Link to story in Channel News:

17) The Silence of Hybrids Causes Some Alarm

Link to story in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) New Message Boards to Make Rural Highways Safer – Missouri DOT is First in the Nation to Put Federal Safety Funds to Work

2) Intelligent Transportation Society of America Launches New Web Site

3) Global Car Industry Hits Bottom in Q1; Auto Electronics Recovery Commences

4) Airline Data on Diversions 'Highly Suspicious', Says

5) American Airlines Announces Automated Flight Status Messaging and a New, User-Friendly Online Notification Center at

6) Continental Now Offering Live DirectTV on Domestic Flights


- ITS Tennessee Annual Meeting Call for Presentations

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Where is the ‘IT’ in ITS – August 18

Today in Transportation History

1934 **75th anniversary** - Aleksei Yeliseyev, a Soviet cosmonaut, was born in Zhizdra, Russia.


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