Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 27, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today and Prepare for the Approaching Recovery: IBTTA’s Workshop on
Managing in an Era of Changing Economic Times, April 19-21, 2009 in San Francisco, CA

Join IBTTA in San Francisco for power-packed educational sessions and walk away with a world of knowledge on better managing your organization today and preparing for the approaching economic recovery. Learn how global issues are affecting your organization and the toll industry, the goals and efforts of the U.S. stimulus program, how to build a cost-conscious culture and make tough decisions, how to position your agency for unique opportunities during this slowdown, solid financing strategies and more. This is one meeting you don’t want to miss! Visit IBTTA’s
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1) Airlines ‘Key’ to Modernizing European Air Space
Link to story on EurActiv:

2) Are Airport Wi-Fi Systems Safe?
Link to story on WBZ-TV:
Link to further information from Air Tight Networks:


3) Simulated Emergencies Provide Virtual Tests for Bremerton Bus Drivers
Link to story in the Kitsap Sun:


4) New Car Navigation System in Tokyo Warns of Accidents
Link to story in the Yomiuri Shimbun:


5) Interview with Thierry Van der Pyl, Director for Components and Systems at the Directorate-General Information Society and Media
Link to interview from ERTICO - ITS Europe:

6) Web Site Launched in Seattle to Coax Users Onto Shared Transit
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Link to CommuteSeattle:

7) Connecting EasyWay Public Sector Partners with Industry
Workshop held to discuss cooperation at European level for planning and implementation of ITS deployment activities in EasyWay.
Link to story from ERTICO - ITS Europe

8) Travel Site to List Fees Included in Fares
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


9) Scientists Take a Look at Where You Flee
Why do hurricane evacuees stick to congested routes when alternatives are available?
Link to story on WTKR-TV:,0,1209581.story


10) The Aftermarket Telematics Advantage
Speed to market, automaker woes give the industry a leg up on automakers, says Network presenter.
Link to story in Motor Age:


11) Snow Snarls Seattle Area Bus Routes; Commuters Delayed
King County Metro Transit is taking criticism for its response to light snowfall, when many commuters were left waiting in an information vacuum.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:


12) New Hampshire Eyes Stimulus Money for Highway Signs and Radio Station
Link to story in The Eagle-Tribune:


13) J.D. Power: HD Radio in Five Percent of Cars
Link to story in Radio Ink:

News Releases
European eCall Platform Will Boost eCall Deployment Across Europe
2) Washington, DC Metrorail Wireless Service to Expand

Upcoming Events
National Bike Summit – March 10-12 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus
Here’s a story that I wish was from a satirical newspaper, but it may be real.

Today in Transportation History
2004 **5th anniversary** - A terrorist bomb exploded aboard SuperFerry 14 in Manila Bay killed 116 people.

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