Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 20, 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) Delta Fined for Failing to Provide Fliers On-Time Arrival Data
Link to AP story:

2) Japan Begins Fingerprinting Foreigners at Airports
Link to Bloomberg story:

3) Virginia DOT Opens Fifth and Final Traffic Management Center
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Virginia DOT:

4) Dallas Officials Cite Drop in Accidents, Tickets with Red-Light Cameras
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

5) FAA Pilots TrustBearer System
Product allows government agencies to collect smart-card data at Web-based kiosks.
Link to story in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly:

6) Push Made for Responder Safety on Highways
Link to story on Firehouse.com:
Link to news release from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition:

7) Deadline for Preparing Slovak Toll System is Tight, Expert Says
Link to story in The Slovak Spectator:

8) Highway Signs Can’t Protect Us from Ourselves
Link to story in the Burlington Free Press:

9) ITU World Radiocommunication Conference Adopts Wireless Spectrum Treaty
Link to story in Government Technology:

10) Attention Airlines: This is Your Passenger Speaking
Link to story and audio report from National Public Radio:

11) History Meets Technology
Smart buoys help Chesapeake Bay travelers by providing updated information.
Link to story in Port of Baltimore Magazine:

12) FCC Issues Order Concerning Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band
Link to order from the Federal Communications Commission:

News Releases

EIS Inc. to Provide Additional Counting Stations to Russia
2) Missouri DOT’s New Traveler Information Map Gives Drivers an Edge on Weather-Related Road Conditions
3) Federal Communications Commission Clarifies Geographic Area Over Which Wireless Carriers Must Meet Enhanced 911 Location Accuracy Requirements
4) ICx Technologies Wins $1.57 Million Award for Providing Enhanced Transportation Systems for Major Corridor in San Diego

Upcoming Events
Seventh Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit – December 10 – Arlington, Virginia

Today in Transportation History
1850 – The Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad, later to become the Milwaukee Road, hosted its first train run.


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