Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 15, 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) Bay Bridge Spill Probe Refocuses on Ship’s Electronic Gear
Link to AP story:

2) Technology Adds Bells and Whistles to Toronto Transit
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:

3) Airlines Work on High-Tech Systems to Reduce Delays
Link to story in The New York Times:

4) Michigan DOT Computer Program Saves $28.5 Million
Link to story in the Lansing State Journal:

5) Sensors to Detect Big Game Animals in Colorado DOT Pilot Project
Link to story in the Montrose Daily Press:

6) Transit Ambassadors to Patrol PATCO Line
Will answer riders’ questions and provide additional security.
Link to story in the Gloucester County Times:

7) MBTA to Install Public Information System
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

8) US Coast Guard to Expand Biometric ID of Migrants
Link to AP story:,0,6549307.story

9) Sally Traffic? She’s T’riffic!
Link to story in The Sun:

10) Privacy Fears with Traffic Cameras are Overhyped
Link to editorial in the Tucson Citizen;

11) New York City Receives Responses Congestion Pricing RFEI Responses
Link to responses:
12) Presentations from the 2007 National Rural ITS Conference Held October 7-10, 2007 in Traverse City, Michigan
Link to presentations:

News Releases

1) ADAC, German Ministry of Transport Winners of eSafety Deployment Award
2) Traffic Control Systems Antiquated: Self-Organized Signal System Could Improve Traffic Flow Up to 95 Percent

- Call for Abstracts – 2008 National Rural ITS Conference

Upcoming Events
Navigation & Location 2007 – December 4-5 – San Jose, California

Today in Transportation History
1987 **20th anniversary** - A Continental Airlines flight from Denver to Boise crashes during takeoff. Twenty-eight of the 82 people onboard died.


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