Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 19, 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) Fiji Implementing ADS-B Air Traffic Management System
System will cover all nation’s airports and is touted as the most comprehensive deployment of ADS-B in the world.
Link to story in Flight International:


2) The Cell Phone, Navigating Our Lives
Link to story in The New York Times:


3) NTSB Cites Poor Information-Sharing in Ship Crash
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the National Transportation Safety Board:


4) Michigan Puts Stimulus ‘Wish List’ on Web Site
Link to AP story:
Link to Michigan Inventory of Requests:

5) Transport Gooru - Transportation News and Information Site Debuts
Link to site:


6) Calgary Looking at Ways to Get Drivers to Slow in Playground Zones
City investigating creating a universal sign.
Link to story and video report on CTV Calgary:


7) New York City Transit Adds Choices to Online Subway Map
Link to story in Newsday:,0,5660448.story
Link to news release from NYC Transit:
Link to Trip Planner:


8) Crash Avoidance at Its Best
An interview with Tom Baloga, BMW of North America.
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:

News Releases
Toyota to Join Public ITS Tests in Tokyo

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Identifying Traveler Information Research Needs to Achieve All Roads-All Modes-All the Time – April 15-17 – Irvine, California

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - A US Air Force rocket sled reached a speed of Mach 4.1 in New Mexico.

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