Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 6, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA Annual Meeting Early Bird
registration ends this Friday, September 7th!

Make your plans TODAY to attend the 75th Annual Meeting and Exhibition -- Tolling: the Art of the Possible on October 7-10, 2007 in Vienna, Austria. It’s guaranteed to be a top-notch educational and networking experience, all in an extraordinary city. The meeting will showcase international industry experts and thought leaders who will discuss strategies and solutions to promote economic growth, improve mobility, enhance the quality of life and save lives. National Geographic photographer and environmentalist
Mattias Klum from Sweden, will kick off the meeting. And a special closing session on Wednesday morning, October 10, entitled Emerging Strategies to Fight Congestion Worldwide will close it – both sessions will look at the changing global economy and the role transportation plays. Download the full program and take advantage of the last week of early bird rates – register today. Come to Vienna to learn how the toll industry is driving change worldwide!

1) US National Transportation Safety Board Urges New Plane Beacons
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to safety recommendation from the NTSB:

2) Statewide Radio System Links Police in Connecticut
First state to provide common frequency for first responders.
Link to story in the Hartford Courant:,0,1519043.story
Link to news release from the Connecticut Governor’s Office:

3) Real ID Will ‘Strengthen’ Americans’ Privacy, US Homeland Security Secretary Says
Link to story on CNET News:
Link to testimony of Secretary Michael Chertoff:

4) Technology Helps Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Speed Service
Link to Vermont Press Bureau story:
Link to Vermont DMV Web site:

5) Expert Helps Companies Comply with Auto Rules
InterRegs sells corporate intelligence on automotive regulations.
Link to story in The Detroit News:
Link to InterRegs Web site:

6) September Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Now Online
Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Regina Transit Announces Trip Planner
Link to trip planner:

2) High-Technology Driver Monitoring System on Lexus LS

3) Canada to Require Electronic Anti-Theft Devices on New Vehicles

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Arterial Traffic Signal Timing: Addressing Technical and Inter-Jurisdictional Challenges – September 11

Today in Transportation History
1952 – A jet fighter, which had just broken the sound barrier, broke apart during the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, UK. Thirty-one people died.


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