Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 4, 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) System Aims to Avert Collisions on Runways
Direct-to-pilot alerts save crucial seconds.
Link to story and video report in the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-runwayssep04,1,4102684.story (may require free registration)
Link to news release from Sensis:

2) Canada Looking at Technology to Prevent Trucks from Speeding
Link to AP story:

3) US Customs Puts Systems Upgrade Into High Gear
LAX officials say they are encouraged by the response to the August 11th computer failure that stranded thousands of international travelers.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

4) Australia Hopes to Throttle Male Drivers by Giving Pinkie
Ads suggest speeders are less endowed.
Link to story from the Chicago Tribune:
Link to further information from the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (including links to ads):

5) New York City Taxi Dispute Over GPS Turns Ugly
Link to story in InformationWeek:

6) Now, Dial Your Way Out of Jams
Traffic information expected to be available by phone in Mumbai in six months.
Link to story in DNA:

News Releases

1) Volvo Cars Launches New Alcoguard to Help Reduce the Number of Alcohol-Related Road Accidents

2) OrbitzTLC Traveler Update Puts the Power of Social Networking to Work In and Around Airports Nationwide – Allow travelers to share real-time info

Job Posting
- Economist – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
inter airport Europe 2007 – October 9-12 – Munich

Today in Transportation History
1957 **50th anniversary** - The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel to the public.


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