Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 5, 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) BWI Airport Uses Twitter to Update @travelers
Link to story on IntoMobile:
Link to BWI Twitter page:

2) Hong Kong Airline Apologizes for Airport Tantrum Video
Link to AP story:
Link to YouTube video:


3) Locomotive Cameras May Follow Metrolink Crash Probe
Link to Bloomberg News story:


4) NTSB Official Sees Threat in Cell Phone Use by Train Crews
Link to AP story:


5) Organic Grocer Uses Tech to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Telematics solution features real-time vehicle tracking, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information.
Link to story in Progressive Grocer:


6) Lynchburg, Virginia Area’s Mass Transit Maps Now a Click Away
Link to story in The News & Advance:

News Releases
New Mexico DOT Announces New Hotline to Take Reports of Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Misconduct
2) 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung: Bilingualism in Public Transport

- Call for Tenders - Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal and Organizational Support for Implementation of ITS Action Plan - European Commission

Upcoming Events
1st International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle – April 16-17 – Detroit

Today in Transportation History
1979 **30th anniversary** - Voyage 1 made its closest approach to Jupiter.

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