Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
Countdown to IBTTA’s 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 13-16, 2009 in Chicago — Register Today!
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; Mark Shields, Syndicated Columnist and Political Analyst; Robert Atkinson, President, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Chairman, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission; and General (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, Retired U.S. Army General, News Commentator, and Business Consultant. Register by August 21 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.
1) New Twist in Hudson River Collision Investigation
New account of crash clarifies what controller saw. Controllers union booted from investigation for public comments.
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2) ‘London’ Airport Name Change Row
Oxford Airport, 60 miles from capital, changes name to London Oxford Airport.
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3) Pittsburgh Develops, iBurgh, First iPhone App that Connects to 311
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4) Latest Edition of Transport Business Online
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SAFETY / SECURITY
5) Cell Phones Problematic for 911
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6) FCC Considers State, Regional Public Safety Broadband Networks
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7) Former Officer Wants to Stop Driving and Phone Use
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8) Massachusetts Giving Transit Data to Software Developers
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9) Work Begins on Expanding Cell Service in DC Metro
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10) Survey: Bangalore Commuters Need More Info About Public Transport
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11) Metrolink Operations Center Controls Massive Network
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TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) IBM Turns RFID, Sensor Data Into Actions
Data collected from networked sensors on highways can be used by governments to make decisions.
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13) Ford Plans Vehicles to Interact with Power Grids
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14) Are Blind Spots a Myth?
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Ontario Traffic Engineering Workshop – October 1 – Alliston, Ontario
Today in Transportation History
1989 **20th anniversary** - GPS Block 2 was launched.
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