Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 20, 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 www.IBTTA.org.


1) Aviation Research and Technology Park Breaks Ground in New Jersey

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:



2) TomTom Combine Satnav and Radio

Link to article in Computer Shopper:


Link to news release from TomTom:



3) Dangerous Drivers Buy Their Way Out of Demerit Point Trouble

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


4) Latest Issue of Transport Business International Online

Link to magazine:



5) Sandwich Boards Crucial to Good Business, Local Vendors Say

Link to article in the Haliburton Echo:


6) Next Exit: Reagen National Airport

Virginia DOT plans quick fix to misspelled sign.

Link to story and video on WRC-TV:



7) Road Safety Campaigns Take Multicultural Approach

Link to article in USA Today:


8) The TSA and Searching Kids

Video seems to contradict claim that child was taken from mother.

Link to column in The New York Times:



9) Project News: The Latest CVIS Developments

Link to further information from ERTICO - ITS Europe:



10) GM connects Chevy Volt to OnStar EV Lab

Link to CNET News article:


News Releases

1) Ford's 'Distraction Lab' Researchers Use High-Tech Goggles to Help Ensure Drivers Keep Eyes on Road

2) Technology Demonstration Participants Sought for 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

3) Foiling Car Theft with Your Cell Phone

Upcoming Events

Transport Systems Telematics Conference – November 4-7 – Katowice and Ustroń, Poland


Today in Transportation History

1944 **65th anniversary** - US Army General Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore in the Philippines, following his vow two and a half years earlier of, “I shall return.”



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