Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Join IBTTA in Dallas for the
Special Summit on Open Road Tolling – July 13-15, 2008

As more and more toll agencies are looking forward to the potential of Open Road Tolling (ORT), an associated issue in many minds is this question of “going cashless” and converting the toll operation to a pure non-cash system built upon electronic toll collection and a robust enforcement system. Hosted by the North Texas Tollway Authority, this workshop will provide valuable knowledge on the final steps to achieving all electronic free-flow tolling. For operators in Europe and other locations that must continue to allow cash on their systems, this summit will explore ways to maximize the use of ETC while still permitting cash for some transactions. Registration deadline is June 27, 2008. Download the program, find the details and
register online today!


1) Lufthansa Plans First Paperless Transport
Link to story in Aircargo Asia-Pacific:


2) TomTom Completes $4.3 Billion Buy of Tele Atlas
Link to AP story:

3) GPS Teddy Bear to Direct Drivers Through Traffic
Link to story in the Telegraph:


4) ‘I Believe’ License Plates Become Law in South Carolina
Link to story in The State:


5) How’s My Driving? A Q&A with the Author of Traffic
Link to interview in The New York Times:


6) Technology Cited for Luxury Brand’s Decline
J.D. Power and Associates survey shows Lincoln owners reporting more problems. Telematic systems may be a reason.
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:


7) Electronic Signs Will Show Bus Updates in Honolulu
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

8) Dutch Company Gemalto Partners with Telecom Italia Mobile on Near Field Communications Test
Link to story on the Transport Information Group:

News Releases
Intelligent Vehicle Systems to be Tested Across Europe
2) SITA Uses Iridium to Extend Aircom Satellite Service to Short-Haul Market
3) Ford Helping to Reduce Driver Distraction Through Research and Sync

Upcoming Events
TranspoQuip Latin America – September 9-11 – São Paulo, Brazil

Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - The United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors at a plant in Flint, Michigan.


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