Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 23, 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) Raytheon, XM Satellite Radio Bid to Modernize Air Traffic System
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

2) Microsoft ‘Tellme’ May Rival OnStar
Link to Bloomberg story:

3) Glitch Allowed Free Rides with T Passes in Boston
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

4) Vermont to Develop Secure Driver IDs
Will be used in lieu of passports at Canadian border.
Link to story in the Rutland Herald:

5) First Responders Testing a Video Game to Prepare for Emergencies
Link to AP story:

6) Smart Cars: Will They Save Us from Bad Driving?
Link to column on CNBC:

7) Problem with Sprint 511 Calls in Tennessee Routed to Georgia 511 Cleared Up
Link to story in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

8) Bridge Safety Focus of Research
Clarkson University professor helps establish sensor network to detect flaws in spans.
Link to AP story:
Link to video report on News 10:
Link to news release from Clarkson University:

9) A Finger on Security
UK company launches fingerprint recognition biometric immobilizer that can be fitted to any car.
Link to story in Auto Express:

- Sponsors for Celebration of Maryland Highway System Centennial – The Maryland Public Television Foundation

Upcoming Events
American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting – October 7-10 – Charlotte, North Carolina

Today in Transportation History
1922 – The first Southeast Speed Carnival was won by a car named “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”


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