Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 20, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Join IBTTA in Orlando, Florida for the Facilities Management Workshop - April 27-29, 2008

Join the industry’s leading engineers and technical experts at the Facilities Management Workshop and obtain practical solutions to the daily challenges involved with the operation of a toll facility. Program topics ranging from engineering & design, maintenance, security and law enforcement operations, and technology will be covered. Hosted by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority this workshop will assist you in better managing your facility, while also gaining insight on how agencies are approaching many environmental issues such as alternative fuels, LEED®/Green Facilities and air quality. Registration deadline is April 15, 2008. Download the program, find the details and
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1) Beware: Big Brother has Got You Fingered
British Airways to require fingerprints and photos of all passengers in new Heathrow terminal.
Link to column in The Times:

2) Emirates Air Launches In-Flight Telephony
Link to story in WirelessWeek:


3) In Europe, LBS Needs to be More than Sat-Nav
Link to story on cellular-news:


4) Honolulu Brings Rail ‘Truth’ to Radio for $2,400 a Month
Weekly one-hour program counters anti-rail radio programming.
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:


5) Hughes Telematics’ CEO Talks In-Car Connectivity
Link to story on MarketWatch:


6) E-Ticketing Catching Up in Bus Transport in India
Link to story in CXOToday:
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7) The Big Picture on Traffic in Jersey
$29 million center to boast a video wall, consolidate state agencies.
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:


8) Bus with Fancy, Friendly Features Around the Corner
Link to story in The Hindu:

News Releases
ROSATTE Project Launches New Web Site
2) MTA Long Island Rail Road Goes Wireless in Penn Station Waiting Room
3) ITS America Welcomes New General Counsel and Director of Environmental Affairs

- Request for Proposals – Furnish and Provide Electronic Toll Technology and Associated Subsystem Components and Services for the Operation of an E-ZPass System – E-ZPass Interagency Group

Upcoming Events
ITS California Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration Workshops – March 26 – Anaheim, California and March 27 – Richmond, California

Yesterday’s “Upcoming Event,” “Assessing the Potential for BRT in Your Region: Lessons Learned from a Los Angeles/New York ITS Peer-to-Peer Exchange,” had an incorrect date. The correct date is April 16. My apologies for the error.

Today in Transportation History
1928 **80th anniversary** - James Ward Packard, an automobile pioneer, died.


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