Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA and ITS America Join Forces on Sustainable Transportation and Facility Maintenance — October 4-6, 2009 in St. Louis, MO

Register today for this groundbreaking joint conference, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Energy Conservation and Fall Maintenance, October 4-6, 2009 at the Hilton Hotel in St. Louis. Agenda highlights include: Congressman (MO-3rd) Russ Carnahan; the “Four Legs” of Sustainable Transportation presented by John Charles, President & CEO, Cascade Policy Institute and his expert panel, including Allen Biehler, President of AASHTO and Michael Replogle, Global Policy Director of ITDP; Dennis Archer, Chairman, Dickinson Wright, PLLC, and Former Mayor of Detroit will discuss the role of the federal government in promoting sustainable transportation policies for metropolitan areas; views of the FHWA and the US DOT ITS Joint Program Office on operational strategies, policies and supporting ITS Technologies and their impacts on climate change; 21st Century Roadway Maintenance and more. Meeting Host: The Missouri Department of Transportation; Organization Sponsors: AASHTO, The Bipartisan Policy Center and the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Visit IBTTA’s website for information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship.


1) Sabre, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Develop Smart Phone Software

Link to article in the Fort Worth Business Press:

2) NTSB, Union Clash Over Controller’s Role in Hudson River Crash

Link to article in The Washington Post:

3) Albuquerque Airport Used for Testing New Detection System that ‘Sniffs’ Ventilation Air for Potential Bio-threats

Link to article from the Albuquerque Journal:$30642


4) GPS Device Maps Show Their Age

Link to CNET News article:


5) Glitch Sends BC Ferries Users to Wrong Web Site

Link to CTV story:


6) European Union: Intelligent Transport Systems in Road Transport: ‘Lack of Clarity May Lead to Different Levels of Data Protection in Europe’

Link to article on Internet Business Law Services:


7) Device Helps Bus and Truck Drivers See Around Corners

Link to article in Telematics Update:


8) Audit Recommends King County Transit Use Scheduling Software to Improve Bus Efficiency

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

9) Free Wireless Internet in Works for Miami-Dade Metrorail Stations and Eventually Trains

Link to article in Miami Today:


10) Navteq to Launch Real-Time Traffic System Across 11 European Countries

Link to article in GPS Business News:

11) Anger at Inaccurate A9 Traffic Info Signs

Link to article in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald:

News Releases

1) Pennsylvania DOT to Launch 511 System on September 4

2) NTSB to Offer Training on Emergency Communications Involved in Major Aircraft Accidents

Upcoming Events

Railway Safety: The Way Forward – September 8 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History

1944 **65th anniversary** - Future US President George H.W. Bush was shot down over the Pacific during World War II. He was rescued by a submarine.


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