Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 22, 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) Building a Better Air-Traffic-Control System

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


2) Nokia’s Future is All About Location – Indoors and Out

Link to article in PC World:


3) Consultant Says Forget About Selling Washington State Ferry Names

Link to article in the Kitsap Sun:

4) US Coast Guard’s Example Could Aid Agency Communications Integration Efforts

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:


5) Bridge Operator Says Canada Falling Far Behind US with Border-Crossing Technology

Link to article in Today’s Trucking:


6) Long Island Rail Road Issues New Rules After Near-Miss Incident

New procedure is designed to improve coordination in territory without signals.

Link to article in Newsday:

7) Los Angeles Metro Launches Blog, Local Transit Reporters Contribute

Link to article on FishbowlLA:

Link to The Source:


8) October Issue of IntelliDrive Update Available Online

Link to newsletter:

9) Presentations Posted from NY 511/ITS Regional Workshop

Link to presentations:

News Releases

1) UK House of Commons Committee Publishes Report on Road Safety Focusing on Pedestrians and Cyclists

2) New ‘Noise Vision’ Technology Allows Ford to See and Eliminate Unwanted Interior Sounds

Upcoming Events

2009 Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society Inaugural Meeting – November 17-19 – Biloxi, Mississippi

Today in Transportation History

1949 **60th anniversary** - A train derailment near Nowy Dwor, Poland killed approximately 200 people.


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