Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Discuss Federal Legislative Initiatives at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC and participate in discussions on federal legislative initiatives with leaders in the transportation policy debate. Topics will include transportation authorization, electronic tolling interoperability, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging, the proposed Office of Public Benefit, and other important issues affecting tolling and road pricing. Participants will spend Tuesday afternoon visiting their congressional representatives to advance tolling initiatives on Capitol Hill. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals interested in US Federal and transportation legislation and regulations affecting the toll industry. Visit www.IBTTA.org for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda. [More…]


1) A New Traffic Sign: ‘Take Turns’

Link to article in Good:



2) Chicago-Area Slaying has Truckers, Cops, Lawmakers Talking Road Rage

CB radio is often used for taunting and threats.

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


3) Allstate Report Says Girl Teen Drivers ‘More Distracted’ Than Boys

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


4) Tiny Cameras Seen as Future in Police Work

Link to article in USA Today:



5) New York City Transit Testing Subway Arrival Notification Program

Link to article in the Daily News:



6) Michigan DOT Director Says Owner of Ambassador Bridge Not Interested in Providing Real-Time Information

Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:



7) Toyota’s ‘Black Box’ Could Hold Accident Clues

Data can only be read by Toyota and company is sometimes reluctant to share information.

Link to article on DailyFinance:


8) Can Drivers Handle High-Tech Cars?

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


News Releases

1) Frost & Sullivan: Demand for Integration and Efficiency Propels Global Commercial Aviation Software Market

2) Use Google Maps to Plan Your GO Trip

Upcoming Events

Joint Council on Transit Wireless Communications – February 22 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Today in Transportation History

1945 **65th anniversary** - US forces land on Corregidor during World War II.



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