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Wednesday, August 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 6, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Technologies Inc., an established toll system and ITS consulting firm providing technical, operational, and financial consulting to the toll industry, is seeking a West Coast based Senior Toll System Consultant. The

position requires comprehensive knowledge of toll systems and demonstrated ability in the application of industry best practices to the development of systems and services required for toll transaction acquisition and processing, and all aspects of toll system analysis and development.

Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in an Engineering curriculum

7+ years of demonstrated experience in the toll industry.

US Citizen or Green Card

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1) American Airlines to Roll Out New System to Manage Planes

Touch screens will replace pieces of paper to manage planes, gates.

Link to story in the Star-Telegram:


2) Wi-Fi Drives Innovation in Tourism

Link to story on Wi-Fi Planet:


3) Handicap Parking Scofflaws: Anonymous Complaints on Illinois Web Site Brings In 114 Complaints

Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,882045.story

Link to site:


4) The Comparison of Animal Detection Systems in a Test-Bed: A Quantitative Comparison of System Reliability and Experiences with Operation and Maintenance (FHWA)

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:


5) US Senators Clear Way for Measure Replacing REAL ID Law

Link to story on Nextgov:


6) Telematics Expert Warns Vehicle Tracking Industry Against Under Pricing

Link to story in Materials Handling World Magazine:


7) Toronto Transit Commission’s Nerve Center Exposed

Link to story in the Toronto Star:

8) New York City Transit Looking for Smooth Voices to Make Announcements

Link to story in the Daily News:

9) Dubai GIS Portal to Educate Metro Commuters

Link to story in the Khaleej Times:

10) Crowdsourcing Helps Chicago Chamber of Commerce Find More Bus Riders

Link to story in Government Technology:


11) Improve Communications Between TMC & TMS Elements in a Rural Environment Through a System that is Deployable Statewide

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:

12) Aurora Cost Benefit for Weather Info in Winter Maintenance

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:

News Releases

1) ATX Launches New Toyota, Lexus Connected Vehicle Program

2) Auto Industry Urged to Use Vehicle as Communications Platform

3) Young Motorists Most Supportive of Safety Cameras, Says IAM

Upcoming Events

2009 Toll Road Summit of the Americas – November 15-17 - São Paulo, Brazil

Today in Transportation History

1984 **25th anniversary** - Amtrak began service of the Pere Marquette between Grand Rapids and Chicago.


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