Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 11, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Now Open for
IBTTA's 77th Annual Meeting and Exhibition: The Transformation of Transportation

77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 13-16, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois is the most significant gathering of toll industry professionals and business partners in the world. Delegates from 25 countries on six continents will meet in Chicago to examine best practices and critical innovations in toll industry finance, marketing, technology and innovation, customer service, sustainability, operations, and related issues. Register by August 14 and receive a $100 discount off your registration fee. This meeting is hosted by the Illinois Tollway and will be held at the Hyatt Regency. For more information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit IBTTA's website at Register online today!


1) Air France CEO ‘Not Convinced’ Sensors Caused Crash
Link to AP story:

2) LAX to Unveil New Warning System on Taxiways, Runway
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,2675433.story

3) Clarksville-Montgomery Airport Authority Keeps Public Out
Board claims it has exemption from Tennessee's open meetings law.Link to story in The Leaf-Chronicle:

4) Federal Aviation Administration Launches Safety Site
Link to story on Nextgov:
Link to site:


5) Doubts About GPS as Map Sales Surge
Link to transcript on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s The World Today:


6) GPS-Fitted Shoe Helps Track Alzheimer Patient
Link to AFP story:


7) MIT Works to Solve Traffic Jam Problem
Mathematicians are working on the development of a new model to explain how and why ‘phantom’ traffic jams form.
Link to story on DailyTech:


8) Registered Traveler, Cargo Screening Raise Concerns at TSA Budget Hearing
Link to story from Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security:


9) New Innovations at Telematics Detroit Overshadowed by Auto Industry News
Link to story on 12 Volt News:


10) Edmonton Committee Investigates ‘Smart’ Traffic System
Link to story in The Edmonton Sun:

11) Bengaluru Traffic Police Use Technology in the Centralized Traffic Management Center for More Efficient Traffic Management
Link to story on Citizen Matters:

12) Isle of Man Traffic Management Plan Put to Test by Race
Link to story in the Manx Independent:

13) Smarter Brisbane Transport Plans Urged
Link to story in Cargonews Asia:


14) QNX and Pandora Team to Bring Internet Radio to the Car
Link to story and video in Radio World:

News Releases
Com Dev to Offer Space-Based Maritime Automatic Identification System Services Beginning in 2010
2) Volvo Technology Selected to Lead New York CVII Development Program

Upcoming Events
Mobile Strategies for Travel USA – September 16-17 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The Hovercraft, a vehicle which floats on a cushion of air over land and water, was officially launched off the south coast of England.

1959 **50TH anniversary** - Honda opened it first US dealership.

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