Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 25, 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) Officials Say PR Campaign May Boost Real ID Popularity
Link to CNET News story:

2) Some Speed Cameras in Scottsdale, Arizona Go Dark
Cameras turned off at night after neighbors complain about the bright flashes.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

3) Canada to Monitor Water Traffic in Northwest Passage
Link to CBC News story:

4) Transport for London Weighs Opening Oyster Scheme to Bank Payment
Link to story in CardTechnology:

5) Railroad Bridge Inspections are Not Public Record
Link to story in Public Opinion:

6) Riders Not Impressed by New York MTA’s Communication Plans
Link to story in Newsday:

7) New York MTA Public Hearing to Feature Online Component
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:

8) Cars Set to Roll Out with Radio Frequency Tags in India
Ministry of Heavy Industries is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for cars manufactured in India to have RFID-enabled tags.
Link to story in The Economic Times:

9) US Department of Homeland Security Eyes October Transportation Worker Identity Credential Enrollment
Link to story in Government Computer News:

10) Texas A&M Professors Help Strengthen Security in American Ports
Link to story in The Battalion:

11) Mississippi DOT Pitches Red Light Camera Proposal
Agency says cameras can only be mounted on city roads, but they’re not busy enough to justify the cameras.
Link to story in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal:

12) Wyoming DOT Seeking Road Reporters
Wyoming looking for volunteers to file reports on road conditions throughout state.
Link to story in the Jackson Hole News&Guide:

13) Plan for Giant Ads on Flight Path
Link to story in The Guardian:
Link to additional information from Ad-Air:

14) News from ERTICO
- TMC Demonstration 1st Tests Successful -
Digital broadcasting of traffic information in Shanghai is a success.
- IP PReVENT Project Goes Into Action in Versailles, France

News Releases

1) Container Terminals at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Mandate TruckTag Use by December 1

2) Redflex Signs First Statewide Highway Speed Monitoring Program in the US with Arizona

Upcoming Events
Smart Ticketing and Transport – October 1-2 – Paris

Today in Transportation History
1997 **10th anniversary** - The space shuttle Atlantis (STS-86) is launched on a mission to dock with the Russian space station, MIR.


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