Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 1, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Join IBTTA for the
4th Annual Transportation Finance Summit – Washington DC, December 3-4, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel

The Federal Highway Trust Fund will go bust in the next 12 months. Many state transportation trust funds face a similar destiny. More and more states and regions are waking up to the reality that they cannot rely on the Federal government alone to solve the transportation funding crisis. They must solve their problems on their own or with limited help from Washington. The experts at the 4th annual IBTTA Transportation Finance Summit in Washington, DC, December 3-4 are veterans of funding battles won and lost. They know what works and what doesn’t. This Summit is designed to be a tool box for elected officials, transportation leaders and practitioners in states, cities, counties, regions, town and MPOs. Download the program, find the details and
register online today for the Transportation Finance Summit!

1) Transponders’ Popularity Adds $5 Million to Washington State’s Bridge Tab
Link to story in The Kitsap Sun:

2) Regional Traffic Management Center Monitors Los Angeles Area Highways
Link to story in the Ventura County Star:

3) ITS and the SunGuide Center
Link to story and video report on WTSP-TV:

4) Health Care for Bridges: A Search for Diagnostic ToolsLink to story in The New York Times:

5) Hogging the Road
How a company called landed an exclusive DOT contract worth millions to gather data on the nation's highways—and then sold the information back to us.
Link to story in Mother Jones:

6) Three Months After Minneapolis: Examining Wi-Fi's Role Following the Bridge Collapse
Link to story in The W2i Report:

7) New Blog Lets San Francisco Muni Riders Vent Online
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to Muni Outrage:

8) NJ Transit Sorry for Not Letting Riders Know Train was Cancelled
Link to story in The Journal News:

9) ITS Standards Status Updates: October 2007
Link to further details from the US Department of Transportation:

News Releases

Boingo Wireless Acquires Sprint’s Wi-Fi Network Operations at Seven US Airports
2) Westwood One, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the Third Quarter 2007
3) Sussman Named AAAS Fellow

Upcoming Events
Asia Rail 2007 – November 13-15 - Singapore

Today in Transportation History
1957 **50th anniversary** - Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel opened.


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