Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 25, 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
website to view the preliminary agenda, make your travel arrangements and register today!


1) Key to Eliminating US Flight Delays? Redesign the Sky Over New York City
Link to story in Wired:

2) Could Radar Keep Birds from Colliding with Aircraft?
Link to story in Scientific American:

3) Airline Industry Seems to be Serious About Going Forward with Wi-Fi in Sky
Link to Scripps-Howard News Service story:

4) American Airlines Aims to be On Time
Technology being used to improve performance.
Link story on The Street:


5) Who’s Paying for New Missouri Red-Light Camera Advocacy Group?
Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


6) Officials Eye a Geospatial ‘Virtual USA’
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


7) Microsoft Sues TomTom for Patent Infringement
Link to CNET News story:


8) New Transportation Blog from 'Gridlock Sam' Schwartz: The Number Thirteen Line
Link to blog on PBS Blueprint America:

9) 3D Simulation Solves Crime and Accidents
Link to story in Eureka:


10) WiMax System Warns Drivers on Dangerous Highway Prone to Dense Fog
Link to story in Computerworld:
Link to news release from Proxim Wireless:


11) US Department of Homeland Security to Use More Simulations in Infrastructure Protection
Link to story on Nextgov:
Link to National Infrastructure Protection Plan:

12) FAA Will Use Software to Identify Sensitive Data
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


13) Automated Subway Train Rolls Out in New York City
Link to story in the Daily News:

14) Wired BART Should Please Passengers
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:


15) Get Connected to Go
Link to profile on New York State’s 511 system.
Link to story in New York State DOT E-Zine:


16) Intelligent Transportation System Demoed in Japan
Link to story on Tech-On:

News Releases
Recent Studies Highlight Effectiveness of Radar Speedcheck Signs for Use in Traffic Calming
2) Westwood One's Metro Traffic Goes Live with the Most Comprehensive Video Traffic Information Network in the Country
Port Authority of NY & NJ Leads Alliance Urging Full Federal Funding to Unclog Air Traffic Control System and Ease Delays for Passengers
4) INX Awarded State of New Mexico DOT Contract for Rail Runner Train’s High-Speed Wireless System
5) Inrix National Traffic Scorecard Reveals Startling 30 Percent Decrease in Traffic Congestion in 2008

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Seminar: Freight Corridor Programs – March 18

Today in Transportation History
1919 **90th anniversary** - Oregon became the first state to impose a gasoline tax.

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