Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 27, 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) FAA Says Memphis Outage Caused by AT&T
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2) Qualcomm System to Monitor Trucks Crossing US-Mexican Border
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the US Department of Transportation:

3) Johannesburg Drivers Unhappy with New Ramp Meter System
Link to story in The Star:

4) Judge Finds Reasons to be Skeptical of New York City Cabbies’ GPS Complaints
Link to AP story:,0,6152573.story

5) Ann Arbor, Michigan Smart Road Proving Center Opens
Link to story in the Oakland Business Review:

6) Can Technology Solve Air Travel Woes?
Link to CNET News story:

7) West Virginia Parkways Authority Considers Advertising Worth $1 Million
Link to story in The Register-Herald:

8) Caltrans Does Drive-Bys with a Camera
"Bumpmobile" drives around California to take pictures of all 15,000 miles of state-supervised roads.
Link to story in the Capitol Weekly:

9) US Coast Guard Cutters Have Leaky Networks
New National Security Cutters having serious problems with secure networks.
Link to story in Wired:

10) Back to 1984
Can the city replicate what it did in 1984 during the Olympics to reduce congestion?
Link to story in Los Angeles CityBeat:

11) Making a Trek? Tech Shows Up Everywhere
Link to story in USA Today:

12) Map Services Take Personal Direction
Link to story from Investor’s Business Daily:

13) News from ERTICO
- ITS Hellas is Born
- Web Site for 7th ITS Europe Congress Now Open

14) Latest Issue of Texas Transportation Researcher Online
Articles include:
- Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse Hosts New Web Site and Conference
- Many Desks, One Product – Internal teamwork helps outreach of TMIP
- ROW Goes WWW – Researchers test and implement online system for right-of-way utility permits
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Upcoming Events
European Transport Conference – October 17-19 – Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

Today in Transportation History
1923 – Over 30 people died in a train accident in Casper, Wyoming.


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