Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 17, 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) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Wants FAA to Revamp Air Traffic Control System
Link to story from The Record:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

2) You, Too, Can be Friends with the Houston Airport System…on MySpace
Link to story on KHOU-TV:
Link to Houston Airport Systems’ MySpace profile:


3) Port Experts Weigh In on Security Measures
Link to story on GlobeSt.:


4) New Brunswick to Revamp Tourism Signage
Link to story in the Times & Transcript:


5) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Silent on Arizona Enforcement of TV Reg on Laptops
Link to story in Land Line Magazine:

6) American Civil Liberties Union to Defend Amish on Buggy Light Charges
Link to AP story:

7) Chicago to Include Photos of Some Violations with Tickets
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,5569598.story

8) The Good and Bad of the I-35 Collapse Response
Link to story in Emergency Medical Services:


9) NYC Transit Uses Digital Maps and 3-D Modeling to Help Travelers
Link to story in Government Technology:


10) Watchful Eye Helps Drivers
Overland Park and Lenexa, Kansas monitor conditions from communications center.
Link to story from KC Community News:

11) High-Tech Traffic System for Lowestoft, UK
Link to story on EDP 24:

12) Engineers Unclog Des Moines Traffic with Click of a Mouse
Link to story and video on KCCI-TV:

13) £26m Congestion Busting Plan for the West Midlands
Link to story in the Sunday Mercury:


14) GM Researches High-Tech Windshields to Aid Vision
Link to AP story:

News Releases
iSuppli Acquires Leading Automotive Electronics Analysis Firm Telematics Research Group
2) Clever Commute and Baristanet Lead the Field in Crowdsourced Transit News
3) Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network Now Delivering Real-Time Traffic to 500,000 Paid Subscribers
4) Transportation Security Administration Announces Security Recommendations for Motor Carriers
5) Iowa Department of Transportation Employees Answer Call to Service in Response to Historic Flooding

Upcoming Events
Northeast Traffic Data Workshop and Exhibit – October 6-7 – Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History
1918 **90th anniversary** - The RMS Carpathia sank after being torpedoed off the east coast of Ireland.


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