Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 13, 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 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) Mobile CCTV System to Help Traffic in North East England
Link to story in the News Post Leader:
Link to news release from the Highways Agency:

2) US Coast Guard to Withhold Names of People It Rescues
Link to story in the Navy Times:

3) Azerbaijan to Launch Intelligent Traffic Control System Late this Year
Link to Azeri-Press Agency story:

4) New York City and Utah Pioneer Use of Bank-Issued Contactless Cards for Transit Fare Collection
Link to story in RFIDNews:

5) Ho Chi Minh City to Teach Traffic Rules with Cartoons
Link to story on VietNamNet:

6) Britain Pushes the Limits of Modern Surveillance
Link to story in CIO:

7) Traffic in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania May be Handled with Monitors
Link to story in the Lancaster New Era:

8) Web Site Aims to Cut Your Taxi Fare in Half
Link to story in Newsday:,0,3386021.story
Link to site:

9) September Issue of Telematics Update Online
Link to magazine:

News Releases

1) New Federal Plan Keeps Air Travelers Safe from Volcanic Ash

2) New Tools Give Missouri Motorists the Driving Edge
Link to MoDOT’s Driving Edge:

3) Declining System Prices Fuelling Growth of the EU Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket

4) GPS Operations in China: Where They are Now - Where the Road Lies

- Special Notice to Contractors – Fog Warning System Repair on Interstate 10 – Alabama DOT

Upcoming Events
Webinar: NTCIP 1203 DMS Deployment Experiences: Using the ITS Standard for Dynamic Message Signs – September 26

Today in Transportation History
1977 – General Motors becomes the first American car company to introduce diesel automobiles.,9171,915489,00.html


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