Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 18, 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) TransLink Fits and Finally Starts in Bay Area
Universal transit fare card debuts on two bus systems.
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) Airports Plan to Radio-Tag Bags
Eighty of the world's busiest airports could within five years make the switch to radio tags to track and transfer baggage.
Link to story in Australian IT:

3) Lawyers Debate Speed Cameras in Ohio Supreme Court
Link to story in the Akron Beacon Journal:

4) Tacoma, Washington First in US to Install High-Tech Signs
Link to story in The News Tribune:

5) Lining Up Against the Airports
A new Web site is compiling a league table of delays to shame UK airports into action. And it's the people in the queues supplying the information.
Link to story in The Guardian:
Link to UK Airport Delays: http://www.ukairportdelays.co.uk/

6) US Navy, Coast Guard Share Maritime Intel Office
Global Maritime Situational Awareness national office aimed at better coordinating efforts to promote maritime safety and security.
Link to story in Navy Times:

7) Chances Fading for Microwave Toll System in Slovakia
Link to story in The Slovak Spectator:

8) Be Prepared
Most emergency alert opportunities will lie with the states, FEMA official Martha Rainville says.
Link to interview in Washington Technology:

9) North Dakota Officials Mull Traffic Center
Link to story in The Forum:

10) Arinc Thrives In Its Niche
Link to story in The Capital:

11) ITS Joint Program Office Announces Enhancements to ITS Applications Overview Web Site
Link to site:

12) Going Paperless
International Air Transport Association says airlines are phasing out paper tickets.
Link to video report on Fox Business News:

13) Sea-Traffic Control
Link to story in Esquire:

14) SLUT -- Streetcar's Unfortunate Acronym Seems Here to StayLink to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

15) The Dream of an Automated Highway
Link to article in Public Roads:

News Releases

1) Telematics-Based Car Insurance Systems Face Tremendous Growth Ahead

2) Alaska Airlines Working with Row 44 to Launch In-flight Wireless Internet Service

Upcoming Events
SATCON (Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo) – October 10-11 – New York City

Today in Transportation History
1961 - United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed in an airplane crash near the border between Katanga and North Rhodesia.


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