Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 11, 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
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) Virginia DOT Says It Will Refund Money Because of Toll Glitch
Link to AP story:

2) Microsoft to Teach Drivers How to be Green
An onboard computer system will monitor carbon dioxide emissions and give lessons on eco-driving.
Link to story in The Times:

3) FAA Manager’s Performance of a Lifetime on September 11
The man who made the unprecedented decision to ground all civilian aircraft in the US.
Link to story in Newsday:

4) Air France Supplies Satellite Views of Flights
Link to story from Aviation:
Link to news release from the European Space Agency:

5) Wi-Fi Cameras Crack Down on Rogue Parking in UK
Link to CNET News story:

6) Roadside Memorials to be Uniform
Clearwater, Florida adopts guidelines about the details and duration of roadside tributes.
Link to story in the St. Petersburg Times:

7) Aer Lingus Rejects Ads Promoting Dublin Port
Doesn’t want to promote competing services.
Link to story in The Irish Independent:
Link to further information and ads from the Dublin Port Company:

News Releases

1) FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Launches Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)

2) TomTom to Deliver the World’s First Embedded Portable Navigation Solution Directly to Car Manufacturer

Upcoming Events
ITS Connecticut Annual Meeting – September 27 – East Hartford, Connecticut

Today in Transportation History
1972 **35th anniversary** - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), begins service.


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