Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Join IBTTA at the
Toll Road Summit of the Americas – Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30-April 1, 2008
IBTTA and experts from 20 countries will gather in Buenos Aires to examine an array of institutional models that are now being used to successfully finance and develop both urban and interurban roads. Hosted by AUSA and AssociaciĆ³n Argentina de Carreteras, this will be a unique forum for the private and public sectors, as agencies and companies from the Americas and Europe gather to exchange ideas and discuss how to best reduce congestion and improve the flow of goods and people. Download the program, find the details and
register online today! www.IBTTA.org


AVIATION

1) Machines to Man Indian Airports
Will be used to check authenticity of passports.
Link to Indo-Asian News Service story:
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080042526

2) Next Generation Air Traffic System Aimed at Cutting Cost, Pollution
Link to story in Government Executive:
http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0208/022808n2.htm

MARITIME

3) Ports Report Urges Better Evaluation of Nuke Detectors
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-02-27-nuclear-detectors_N.htm

ROADWAYS

4) Speed Cameras to be Installed in Washington State Work Zones
Link to story and video report on KING-TV:
http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_022708WAB_speed_cameras_KS.2b1634a.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) Arizona Texting-While-Driving Ban Meets Resistance
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0228text0228.html

6) From High-Tech to Low, New Seattle Emergency Center has It AllLink to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/352897_emergency28.html
Link to news release from the City of Seattle:
http://www.cityofseattle.net/news/detail.asp?ID=8201&Dept=40

7) Statistics Show Hands-Free Doesn’t Mean Accident Free
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1204177085113690.xml&coll=1

8) Hopes Fading for Public Safety Broadband Network in US
Link to story in Government Computer News:
http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/45904-1.html

9) License Plate Scanning Systems Make Robocop a Reality in Some Cities
Link to story in Computerworld:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9065278&intsrc=hm_list

TELEMATICS

10) Embrace Consumer Electronics, Auto Industry Urged
Link to story in the Oakland Business Review:
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/02/embrace_consumer_electronics_a.html

TRANSIT

11) Bulgarians to Get on Public Transport with E-Tickets
Link to Sofia News Agency story:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=90805


News Releases
1)
Win-Win Partnerships are the Key to Enhanced Traffic Data for Navigation Systems
2) Volvo: Tests with Tired Drivers Increase Traffic Safety


Upcoming Events
Texas Transportation Forum – April 20-22 – Austin, Texas
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/ttf/


Job Posting
- Electronics Engineers – Volpe National Transportation Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, DC
http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=68200595


Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - A school bus and a wrecker collide in Kentucky. The bus plunged into a rain-swollen river killing the driver and 26 children.
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtinvestigates/headlines/15957112.html

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