Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 6, 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) Airline Crew Members Get Fingerprint IDs

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2) Louisiana Judge Rules Traffic Camera Enforcement Program Constitutional

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3) Iowa 911 Call Center Becomes First to Accept Texts

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4) Cells Out: Chicago Transit Authority Bans Workers from Using Phones

Link to story on WMAQ-TV:


5) US Subway Rides Via Cell Phones Still a Ways Away

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News Releases

1) Federal Railroad Administration Awards $1 Million Rail Safety Grant to Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Upcoming Events

AASHTO Snow Expo – August 26-27 – Madison, Wisconsin

Today in Transportation History

1909 **100th anniversary** - Alice Ramsey arrived in San Francisco, becoming the first woman to drive across the US.


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