Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s
Toll Road Summit of Australia, New Zealand & the Asia Pacific Rim, March 15-18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia

If you are interested in public-private partnerships, innovations in customer service and next generation technologies, you need to attend this meeting! Join IBTTA and ITS Australia in Sydney, Australia and learn about the explosive growth of tolling in Australia, New Zealand and the countries in the Asia Pacific Rim. Learn about toll concessions and operations, including the political, regulatory, public affairs and customer service aspects of startup and mature facilities, and lessons learned from successive implementation of all electronic toll collection. Visit IBTTA’s
website to view the preliminary agenda, make your travel arrangements and register today


1) For Some, FAA Not Moving Fast Enough to Modernize Air Traffic Control System
Link to story in Government Computer News:


2) Articles from February Issue of Parking Today
- Tough Times Call for Smart Technologies
- Replacement for Coins, or More?


3) Cash for Bad Potholes
Highway group offering awards for worst Michigan potholes.
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to further information from Drive MI:

4) Signal Timing Under Saturated Conditions
Link to new publication from US DOT:

5) New Resources Added to Highway Infrastructure Security and Emergency Management Professional Capacity Building Web Site
Link to site from the Federal Highway Administration:


6) Transportation Workers Identification Credential Program has Woes with PIN Resets
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


7) Satellite Collision Highlights Growing Importance of Monitoring Objects in Orbit
Link to BBC News story:

8) NASA Wins Award for Informative Twittering
Link to story in Government Computer News:


9) Philadelphia Transit Agency Sells Pass with Photo of New York City
Link to AP story:

News Releases
Early Registration Deadline for 2009 National Conference on Transportation Operations for Planned and Unplanned Events is Friday, February 20
2) Nova Scotia Introduces 511 Mobile – Smartphone-Friendly Version of Current 511 System
3) UK Highways Agency Keeps the Information Flowing in Winter Weather
4) The Ice Spy Provides Drivers Following Behind with Important Data

Upcoming Events
Parkex – April 21-23 – Birmingham, UK

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The last Convair B-36 Peacemaker strategic bomber was retired from service.

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