Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 6, 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) The New Jersey DOT is Giving Motorists the 511
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:

2) Problem-Driver Database Riddled with Security Flaws
The US Department of Transportation isn't adequately protecting data stored in a national database used to identify problem drivers.
Link to story from Computerworld:

3) Tracking Contention
Qualcomm wins contract to put OmniTRACS system in US and Mexican trucks in open-border program.
Link to story in the San Diego Union-Tribune:

4) Touch-Screen Self-Service Airports ‘More Popular’
Link to story on Holiday Hypermarket:

5) Clearing the Roadblocks to Telecommuting
Link to column in The Washington Post:

6) Federal Telework Programs Need Clear Goals and Reliable Data
Link to US Government Accountability Office testimony:

Upcoming Events
Canadian TDM Summit – November 25-28 – Calgary, Alberta

Today in Transportation History
1893 – Edsel Bryant Ford, future president of the Ford Motor Company, is born.


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