Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join IBTTA in Chicago for the Transformation of Transportation!

IBTTA's 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 13-16, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois, is the most significant gathering of toll industry professionals in the world. Attend this meeting and interact with the most influential experts and decision makers from around the globe and discuss ideas and solutions about transportation financing strategies, the future of tolling and paying for mobility, AET and Interoperability, new ideas for the new economy and sustainable transportation. 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 information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit IBTTA's website at www.ibtta.org. Register today!


1) Garmin Flight-Planning App Winging Its Way to the iPhone

Link to story in Macworld:


2) Friendly Skies, Revisited

Link to story in The New York Times:



3) Group Promotes Ports-to-Plains Highway

Link to story in the Abilene Reporter-News:



4) In Study, Texting Raises Crash Risk 23 Times

Link to story in The New York Times:


Link to news release from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:


5) US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tours New Olympics Coordination Center

Link to AP story:


6) Biometrics Tunnel Helps Identify Individuals’ Unique Walking Patterns

Link to story on the Homeland Security Newswire:



7) Telematics to Replace Logbooks on the Road in Australia

Link to story in Transport and Logistics News:



8) New York City Subway’s Spy Cams to See All

Link to story in the New York Post:


News Releases

1) Qinetiq Robots Deal Should Help Cut Transport Delays

2) Missouri DOT E-mailing and Tweeting Job Notices

) Toyota Motor Sales Announces Lexus Enform with Safety Connect Available on Select 2010 Lexus Models

3) Frost & Sullivan: Will Continental's AutolinQ Revolutionise the Automotive Telematics Environment?

4) Nissan Incorporates Message Alert Against Drink-Driving on Carwings Navi System

Upcoming Events

6th Annual FAA International Safety Forum – September 9-11 – Washington, DC


Today in Transportation History

1964 **45th anniversary** - Ranger 7, designed to take photos of the lunar surface, was launched.


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