Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 19, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration is now open for IBTTA’s Upcoming Summit —
The Future of Tolling: ORT and the Path to Interoperability, June 14-16, 2009 in Tampa, FL

Join IBTTA in Tampa, FL and receive cutting-edge information from agencies and toll service providers around the globe on the latest in all-electronic tolling, toll traffic management, and achieving full interoperability. This is the only Summit in the world in 2009 focused on the critical topics of Open Road Tolling, All-Electronic Tolling and Interoperability and will feature more than 100 of our industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable speakers, panelists and exhibitors. What matters most is your customer’s experience driving your roads, the quality of service they receive during the payment process and your success in collecting those payments. Are your customers satisfied? Visit IBTTA’s web
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1) FAA to Block Public Access to Raw Bird Strike Data
Link to story in Air Transport Intelligence:

2) ‘High Risk’ NextGen’s Planning, Leadership Questioned
Link to story on ATW Daily News:


3) Mystery Solved: Arizona DOT Returns Lost Slides to California Family
Link to story in The Daily Courier:


4) New Australian Rail Tunnel Shows Cracks – Electronic Monitoring Being Conducted
Link to story in The Sydney Morning Herald:


5) Seattle DOT Botched Snow Response
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

6) Governor Wants Minnesota to Test Mileage Tax
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:


7) US Transportation Security Administration Lacks Technology to Meet Air Cargo Screening Goal
Link to story in Government Executive:


8) Hong Kong Underground Railway Gets Mobile Phone Coverage
Link to story on cellular-news:

9) Leaked Web Test Leaves Toronto Transit Riders Mis-Tweeted
Link to story in the Toronto Star:

10) Twitter on Transit: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Link to story on TransitTalent:


11) Tennessee DOT Smart Way System: Phase Two
Link to story on WTVC-TV:


12) Cadillac Finds Its Hot Spot
Link to story in The New York Times:

13) Can Your Car Know Too Much About You?
Link to story in the San Bernardino County Sun:

News Releases
Trip Calculator Helps Broward County, Florida Motorists Find Best Time to Travel
2) Cubic to Expand Bank Card Acceptance in Public Transit Through Exclusive Licensing Agreement with ViVOtech
3) ARTBA Foundation Announces 2009 "Work Zone Safety Awareness Award" Winners
4) Upgrade for Australia’s National Air Traffic Control Towers

Upcoming Events
Webinar: A New Approach to Traffic Signal Timing Education and Training: Mobile Signal Timing Training (MOST) – April 15

Today in Transportation History
2004 **5th anniversary** - Twenty-three people, most of them youths, died when a bus and truck collided near Äänekoski, Finland.

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