Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 15, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register for IBTTA’s Toll Road Summit of the Americas — November 15-17, 2009 in São Paulo, Brazil

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association at the Toll Road Summit of the Americas and examine an array of methods to design, finance, operate and maintain user financed surface transportation facilities. The second day of this meeting will be held in conjunction with TranspoQuip 2009, Latin America’s biggest event for the transportation infrastructure industries in Latin America. Featured speakers include Cesar Queiroz, Consultant, Roads and Transport Infrastructure, World Bank, and Roberto Lucas, Jr., Author and Urban Planning Consultant. Meeting hosted by ABCR and CCR. For registration, hotel, travel and visa information, or to view the preliminary agenda, visit


1) Federal Investigators Issue First Recommendations Following Hudson River Crash

Link to CNN story:


2) Google Bike Routes – Almost Here?

Link to blog on Streetsblog New York:


3) Laws for Traffic Cameras Debated in Tennessee

Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

4) Crash Demonstrates Value of Cameras on Boston T Buses

Link to article and video in The Boston Globe:


5) TSA Still Keeps Wraps on Congressman’s Airport Video

Utah lawmaker says he was singled out for additional screening.

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

6) Dallas Company Working on Tomorrow’s Technology

Link to story on WTVT-TV:


7) Indian Railways Could Soon Have Its Own Dedicated TV Channel

Link to Press Trust of India article:


8) Ambassador Bridge Owner Loses Bid to Keep Inspection Secret

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


9) More Driver Distractions Ahead

Link to commentary in RCR Wireless News:


10) Cleveland RTA to Install Audible System on Buses to Warn Pedestrians at Crosswalks

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

11) Cell Phone Service Expands on DC Metro

Link to article in The Washington Post:


12) Watching Traffic with Navteq

Link to CNET News article:

News Releases

) Airports Survey Finds Atlanta Top of the Table in Passenger Self-Service

) ATX Teams with Peugeot to Offer In-Vehicle Alerts on Speed Camera Locations

) City of San Jose's New Intelligent Transportation Network Uses Ethernet Over Copper Solutions from Actelis Networks

) Debuts in Toronto to Ease Daily Commutes

) National and State Efforts Draw Attention to Teen Driver Safety

) Governor Honors Missouri DOT for Technology, Customer Service

Upcoming Events

2010 International Airport Security Conference – February 15-17 – Queenstown, New Zealand

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** - New York Municipal Airport, later renamed LaGuardia Airport, was dedicated.


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