Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 16, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 75th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Join IBTTA on October 7-10, 2007 in Vienna, AUSTRIA for the 75th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The theme, Tolling: the Art of the Possible will be celebrated in this extraordinary city with focus on strategies and solutions to promote economic growth, improve mobility, enhance the quality of life and save lives. Download the full program, take advantage of early bird rates and learn about all the details of the event at Celebrate 75 years of Driving Change with IBTTA this fall! Don’t miss this one!!

1) 5-Point Plan Targets Air Safety
Steps include improving runway markings more quickly and better communications with pilots.
Link to story in The Courier-Journal:

2) District of Columbia Looks to Lead the Way in Crisis Technology
Pilot system lets safety officials communicate even when other networks fail.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

3) New York City Sees Red on Bus Lanes
Tries painting portions of lanes to see if it’s more effective.
Link to story in the Daily News:

4) Boeing Launches Broadband Satellite
Link to story in InformationWeek:
Link to news release from Boeing:

5) Florida State Senator Wants State Bridge Inspections Made Public
State says they are secret under anti-terrorism laws.
Link to story in Florida Today:

6) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Makes Deal to Put TVs on PATH Trains
Link to story in The New York Times:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

7) Cars in ’08 to be Most Wired Ever
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from Telematics Research Group:

8) Solar Sensors Could Monitor Bridges
Link to AP story:

9) Highway Breakdown Prompts Man to Invent Disabled Vehicle Warning Device
Link to audio report on WWZY/WBHX Radio:

10) AAA to Offer Mobile Navigation
Link to story in WirelessWeek:
Link to news release from AAA:

News Releases

1) TANN Adds Charlotte, Daytona, Nashville and Memphis to Its Travel Congestion Map

Upcoming Events
10th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems – September 30-October 3 – Seattle

Today in Transportation History
1937 **70th anniversary** - Harvard University becomes the first school to offer graduate study in traffic engineering and administration.


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