Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 18, 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) Regulators Zero In on Risks of Airbus Sensors
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) Eye-in-Sky Satellite Storm Alert May Avert Future Air Disasters
Link to Bloomberg News story:

3) Eyes in the Sky Make Aircraft More Visible
New Zealand surveillance sites will improve safety.
Link to story in the Mountain Scene:


4) Arizona Senate Panel Vote Would Add Points for Photo Radar Tickets, Notify Insurers
Link to Capitol Media Services story:


5) June Issue of the National Weather Service’s The Front Online
Link to newsletter:


6) Georgia Told Better Exit Signs Needed
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

7) ‘Share the Road’ Sign Design Hits Bump on the Regulatory Road
Link to story in The Wenatchee World:


8) Canada Amends ‘Dangerous Goods’ Act to Prevent Haz-Mat Accidents
Amendment requires transporters to develop and maintain pre-approved emergency response assistance plans and that ‘dangerous goods’ be tracked.
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:

9) First Implementations of New Activate It Mobile Alerting System Next Month
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


10) Miami-Dade Train Tracker Wins Award
Link to story in Metro Magazine:

11) In a Month, Chandigarh Buses to be GPS-Ready
Link to story in the Indian Express:

12) National Campaign Urges Drivers to Give Public Transportation a Chance
Link to story in The Indianapolis Star:


13) Europe Split Over Best Way Forward for Traffic Systems
Countries, including the UK, are resisting efforts by the European Commission to impose an EU-wide framework for intelligent traffic systems.
Link to story in Computing:

14) Ontario Ministry of Transportation Mobile Radio Network a Success
Link to story in Road Talk:


15) UPS to Allow Hard-of-Hearing Drivers
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

News Releases
DART Features Employees in Online Rail Construction Promotion
2) TomTom Selects Inrix as Strategic Partner for Traffic and Fuel Prices in North America
3) Frost & Sullivan Presents European Automotive Safety Systems Product Innovation of the Year Award to Navteq

Job Postings
- Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-13 EG – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-12 EG – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
MetaPlaces ’09 – September 22-23 – San Jose, California

Today in Transportation History
1934 **75th anniversary** - Design began of the Boeing Model 299 which eventually became the B-17 Flying Fortress.

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