Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 13-16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois!

IBTTA's 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 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. Featured speakers include Stuart Varney, Business and Financial Journalist and Mark Shields, Syndicated Columnist and Political Analyst. 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 Register today and get ready for the Transformation of Transportation!


1) FAA: Controller was on Phone During Hudson Crash

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2) American Airlines Wins Approval to Create Custom Approach Routes to Airports

Link to story in Aviation Week:


3) Tampa International Airport Wants More Cameras to Watch Your Luggage

Link to story in the St. Petersburg Times:


4) US Homeland Security Expands Biometric Security Program

Link to story in InformationWeek:


5) Untangling the Challenges of the Connected Car

Link to story in Embedded Computing Design:


6) Scottish Student Gets Exam Certificate – In Catching Public Transport

Link to story in the Daily Record:


7) State-of-the-Art Traffic and Communications Network Planned for Delhi for Commonwealth Games

Link to story in The Times of India:

8) The Surreal Side of Traffic

The author of Traffic explains how traffic planners use fear to keep traffic congestion down and why real–time traffic information doesn't always work.

Link to audio interview on KUOW Radio:


9) Safer Trucks – Virtually

Link to story in BusinessDay:

News Releases

1) Use of Social Media Tools at FEMA

Job Postings

- Traffic Safety Engineering Research Program Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison TOPS Laboratory – Madison, Wisconsin

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Emergency Communications: Cutting Through the Static – September 10

Friday Bonus

Stephen Colbert’s Twitter Tips for Drivers and Cyclists

Today in Transportation History

1909 **100th anniversary** - The first race took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a motorcycle contest.


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