Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 16, 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) Tucson Airport Ambassadors Help Guide the Way
Link to story in Inside Tucson Business:


2) Bus Priority, Real-Time Arrival System Timetabled for 2010 in Dublin
Link to story in the Irish Times:


3) Traffic Cameras Help Emergency Crews in Charlotte, North Carolina
Link story and video report on News 14:


4) Fast Lane Users Rise after Massachusetts Turnpike Jams
Link to story in the Boston Herald:


5) Earmark Requests by Californians in Congress Get Increased Public Scrutiny
The House now requires members to post their requests online. The special spending used to be quietly slipped into legislation.
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

6) High-Tech Paint to Combat Air Pollution
Ecopaint absorbs gases from vehicle exhausts.
Link to story in the Bury Times:


7) Hawaii Looks at Taxing Miles Traveled
Link to AP story:


8) Cloud Computing Moves Into Public Safety
Companies introduce software as a service for communications between fire, police and other emergency agencies.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


9) All MBTA Buses Equipped with GPS
Link to AP story:


10) Taking Control – Intelligent Design
Editorial questions if computerized traffic signal management in Delhi is better than traffic policemen.
Link to editorial in The Times of India:


11) New Mexico Looks to Upgrade Online Motor Vehicle Services
Link to AP story:

News Releases
Idaho Transportation Department Honors Vaisala RWIS Partnership

Upcoming Events
IX Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems – June 2-4 – Andorra La Vella, Andorra (in Spanish)

Today in Transportation History
1964 **45th anniversary** - Thirteen people involved in the 1963 Great Train Robbery in the UK were sentenced.

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