Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 30, 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) Central Florida 511 Info is Nearly Back Up to Speed
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,922319.story

2) Car Cameras Get Candid Approval as Car Buyers Seek Extra Views
Link to story in USA Today:

3) South Orange County, California’s Traffic Gets a New Way of Seeing the Big Picture
A tour of the California Highway Patrol’s new traffic management center.
Link to story and video in The Orange County Register: (may require free registration)

4) Traffic Problem Finds Cell Phone Solution
Phone traffic used as proxy for people traffic.
Link to story in Computerworld:

5) Data on 313 Minnesota Bridges Now Online
Information posted by environmental advocacy group.
Link to story in the Star Tribune:
Link to additional details from the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy:

6) Could Smiles Stop Speeding?
Sign flashes a smile or unhappy face depending upon the drivers’ speed.
Link to story in the Norwich Evening News:

News Releases

1) Networks: Bashing Airlines Is Just the Ticket

Upcoming Events
National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference – October 9-12 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1957 **50th anniversary** - The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis (NC&StL) was officially merged into the Louisville & Nashville.


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