Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
IBTTA Summit to Explore Transformational Changes in Transportation Funding System — December 13-15, 2009 in Washington, DC
If you are responsible for funding or operating surface transportation infrastructure at the state, regional, county or municipal level, we invite you to attend IBTTA’s Transportation Policy and Finance Summit and explore the transformational changes that must take place to create a sustainable and efficient transportation funding system. CFO Roundtable on December 13, 2009: This Summit will include a special CFO roundtable for chief financial officers from toll agencies, state departments of transportation, and individuals in similar positions to share knowledge and ideas, network, and learn from one another. For registration, hotel and travel information or to view the preliminary agenda, visit www.IBTTA.org.
1) FAA Says Software Failure Caused Flight Disruptions Across US
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Link to FAA statement:
2) Bill Seeks to Ban Pilots’ Use of Electronic Devices in Cockpit
Link to article in USA Today:
3) FAA to Investigate Cell Phone Use on Atlanta Flight
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
4) Google Bike Directions Could be Useful Tool for Cities
Link to article in Mobilizing the Region:
5) Wisconsin Bill Would Halt Printing of State Highway Maps
Link to story on WISC-TV:
6) AOL Also Likely to Eye Sale of MapQuest -- Is Microsoft a Possible Buyer?
Link to article on All Things Digital:
7) Errors on US Government Web Site Make It Difficult to Track Stimulus Money
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:
Link to Recovery.gov: http://www.recovery.gov
8) Web Page for Honolulu DUI Arrests Criticized
Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
9) Public Rallies Against Pay Parking in Canadian Town
Communication missteps contribute to backlash.
Link to article in Parking Today:
10) Illinois Taxpayers Paying for Non-Working Electronic Signs
Link to story on WBBM-TV:
11) Along the Road, Signs of the Times
Questions in Massachusetts about signs for stimulus-funded projects.
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
SAFETY / SECURITY
12) US Department of Homeland Security Launches Critical Infrastructure Web Site
Link to article in Government Security News:
13) Ottawa OKs Next-Stop System for Buses
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14) Oyster Cards to Expand to Suburban Rail Lines ‘Early Next Year’
Link to BBC News story:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Singapore’s Land Transport Authority Partners with Google to Provide Traffic and Transit Information
Link to article on Channel NewsAsia:
16) SingTel Launches Traffic Planning Guide TrafficLive
Link to blog on CNET Asia:
17) New York City to Install Radar for Coordinated Traffic Control
Link to article in Government Technology:
18) Aha Mobile Reads Drivers Traffic Info, Facebook Status
Link to CNET News article:
19) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clears Way for Intermodal Registry
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:
ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition – May 3-5 – Houston
Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - Ford announced the discontinuance of the Edsel.
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