Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 15, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop Now Open -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1-3, 2008

Centered on the theme Partnership and Performance – Connecting People and Ideas, IBTTA heads to Philly to explore generational factors as they pertain to internal and external communications. Workplace ethics and performance measurement will be explored along with an array of other timely issues surrounding the management of your organization. This workshop is hosted by The Delaware River and Bay Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and South Jersey Transportation Authority. Registration deadline is May 23, 2008. Download the program, find the details and
register online today!


1) Pilots’ Group Says Plane Lights Prevent Collisions
Link to AP story:


2) EU Official Concerned About Google Imagery
Link to CNET News story:

3) Google Gathers 3D Data with Street View
Link to CNET News story:


4) Richmond, California Gets Video Surveillance Fever
Installation includes 82 IP cameras monitoring port facilities.
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from ADT:


5) Feds Say Highway Sign ‘Clutter’ is No Joke
Link to column in the Southwest News-Herald - City & Suburban:

6) His Billboards Don’t ‘Flash.’ They ‘Change’
Link to story in the New Haven Independent:


7) DriveCam’s Monitoring Systems Reduce Driving Risks
Link to story in EE Times Asia:


8) NJ Transit Makes Most of Riders’ Suggestions
Online suggestion box, expanded e-mail and cell phone alerts among changes.
Link to story in the Asbury Park Press:

9) Coffee Shops to Flash BART Train TimesLink to story in the Contra Costa Times:

10) Los Angeles MTA Displays Ads in Tunnels
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,6367311.story


11) Artimis Plans to Expand, Enhance Traffic Information
Link to story on WLWT-TV:

12) New Site Gives Vermont Commuters I-89 Traffic Tips
Link to story and video report on WCAX-TV:
Link to site: http://

13) Texas Near Top in Easing Traffic, Engineering Group Says
Link to story in the Star-Telegram:


14) Car Horn Plays MP3
Link to column from McClatchy-Tribune News Service:

News Releases
Ascom Sells Its Traffic Unit Business Unit to Annax
2) 3 in 1 Collision Avoidance System Will Help Reduce Road Accident Fatalities

Upcoming Events
Fit to Drive Congress – June 19-20 – Prague

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - Sputnik 3 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.


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