Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 10, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration for IBTTA’s
76th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Now Open – Baltimore, MD USA, September 21-24, 2008

Join IBTTA for the most significant gathering of toll industry professionals and business partners in the world. More than 1,000 delegates from 25 countries on six continents will converge on Baltimore’s Waterfront to examine best practices and critical innovations in toll industry finance, marketing, technology, customer service, environmental stewardship, operations, maintenance, and related issues. This meeting is hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Registration cut-off for this meeting is September 5, 2008. For more information, visit IBTTA’s website and
register online today!


1) Lack of Information Fuels Anger at Dublin Airport
Problem with radar system causes delays.
Link to story in The Irish Times:

2) Canadian Safety Board Highlights Airspace Woes
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:

3) Airlines Told by EU to Stop ‘Conning’ Passengers
Legislation approved to require airlines to enable travelers to see real price of tickets.
Link to story on EurActiv:

4) Super Scanners at British Airports
High-powered machines that produce detailed double X-ray images mean passengers no longer have to unpack laptops. Waits were cut to five minutes in June.
Link to story from Silicon:


5) New Zealand Transit Cameras Constantly on Patrol
Link to story in the New Zealand Herald:


6) Seattle Light-Rail Opponents Launch Pre-emptive Strike with Radio Ads
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

7) Critics Question Conduct of Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Groups say more public input and greater access to meetings is needed.
Link to story in The Examiner:


8) Express Train to Heathrow Airport Implements E-ticketing
Link to IDG News Service story:


9) Publicity Streamers Blur Direction Signs in Lahore, Pakistan
Link to story in The Nation:


10) With New Device, Metro-North Moves Toward Cashless Ticketing
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Google Transit for Los Angeles Metro?
Link to column in the Los Angeles Times:


12) Nissan: Cars to Evolve by 'Integration Inside,' 'Connection Outside'
Link to story on Tech-On:

13) Center for Automotive Research Conference to Focus on Detroit Three’s Flexibility
Integration of electronics in vehicles to be one area of discussion.
Link to story in the Ann Arbor Business Review:

News Releases
Ford’s New Smart Intersection ‘Talks’ to Cars to Help Reduce Collisions, Fuel-Wasting Congestion
2) Online Forum to Debate Melbourne’s Transport Needs
3) Strong Market Outlook for Commercial Telematics as Forecasts Point to $11 Billion Market in 2013
4) Outstanding Service Earns TransCore ATSI National Call Center Award of Distinction
5) Nokia Completes Its Acquisition of Navteq
6) Electronic Vehicle Identification a Step Closer
7) Vehicles with Eyes, Ears and Brains
8) North American School Bus Telematics Market Appears Set for Rapid Growth

Upcoming Events
Mississippi DOT ITS Forum – August 5-7 – Philadelphia, Mississippi

Today in Transportation History
1938 **70th anniversary** - Howard Hughes left New York en route to setting a world record round-the-world flight in just 91 hours.


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