Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 28, 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 http://www.ibtta.org/Events/eventdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=2096. Celebrate 75 years of Driving Change with IBTTA this fall! Don’t miss this one!!

1) Some Washington State Ferries are Still Waiting for Wi-Fi
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

2) Cell Phones Swamping California’s 911 System
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

3) TransLink System Set for September Launch in Bay Area
Link to story in the Marin Independent Journal:http://www.marinij.com/marin/ci_6736852

4) Car Tech for the Masses
Link to CNET News story:

5) Are Drivers Ready for High-Tech Onslaught?
Link to ZDNet News story:

6) US Coast Guard Divides Vessel Tracking Project
Link to story in Washington Technology:

7) Airport Radar Soon a Blip in History
Link to story in USA Today:

8) Device Keeps Deer Off Roadways
Link to story in the Burlington County Times:
Link to further information from JAFA Technologies:

9) Stuck in a Storm
A review of the communications breakdown following a snowstorm in Pennsylvania.
Link to story in Government Technology:

News Releases

1) Traffic.com Expands City Offerings in Time for Labor Day Road Trips

2) Volvo Launches Technology to Alert Tired and Distracted Drivers

Upcoming Events
2007 National Rural ITS Conference – October 7-10 – Traverse City, Michigan

Today in Transportation History
1907 **100th anniversary** - The American Messenger Company is founded in Seattle. The company later became United Parcel Service.


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