Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 13, 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! www.IBTTA.org

1) O’Hare Gets New Electronic Eyes
$17 million system could help reduce near-collisions.
Link to story in the Chicago Sun-Times:

2) Ohio DOT Getting Mixed Message on Electronic Signboards
Some newspaper readers question usefulness of signs.
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:

3) Toronto Transit Commission to Unveil $6 Million High-Tech Upgrades
Link to story and video report on CTV:

4) Air Safety is Self-Reported Online
Link to story and video report on KXAN-TV:
Link to Aviation Safety Reporting System:

5) Minnesota DOT Does More than Just Help Media
The agency takes its public-information duties seriously, but it's got a bigger job to do, too.
Link to commentary in the Star Tribune:
http://www.startribune.com/562/story/1546025.html (may require free registration)

6) Group Issues First Responder Network Requirements
Link to story in Washington Technology:

7) Best Practices for the Transit Web
A discussion of the current best practices in transit agency Web site development and implementation.
Link to white paper from Permanent Campaigns Consulting:

8) November Issue of Florida DOT’s 511 Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

9) Use Your Cell Phone to Avoid Traffic Congestion
Link to story in MAGAZine:
http://www.mag.maricopa.gov/pdf/cms.resource/MAGazine-Nov07-Final36155.pdf (page 11)

News Releases

AirIQ Announces Third Quarter Results
2) Seminar on Public Transport Travel Information Services

Upcoming Events
Road Safety Congress of the Americas – December 2-4 – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Today in Transportation History
1927 **80th anniversary** - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic.


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