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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
The Future of Tolling = ORT + Interoperability + YOU
Register Now for IBTTA’s Upcoming Summit, The Future of Tolling – Going Mainstream Through ORT and Interoperability, May 23-25, 2010 in Boston, MA. This Summit will bring together transportation experts who will focus on lessons learned, case studies, business rules and future decision-making about all-electronic toll collection, interoperability, violation enforcement, and implications for vehicle miles traveled charging. Download the agenda and register today -- May 17th is the final day to pre-register and have your name included in the final registration list. For meeting details, visit www.ibtta.org.
Transforming Transportation: Customer Value and Integration - May 26 - Boston
Join Pioneer and Northeastern's Institute for Strategic Transportation Studies as state and national transportation experts look at the lessons learned as Massachusetts has reformed its transportation bureaucracy and what other states can learn from Massachusetts' experience. Joining Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of MassDoT will be the heads of the NJ and NH DOTs, as well as top executives from the MBTA, the San Francisco Bay Area MTC and the North Texas Tollway Authority. The session will be from 8 am-10 am at the Suffolk Law School. To attend, or for more information, please contact Shannon Garber at email@example.com or 617-723-2277 ext 217.
Today in Transportation History
1980 **30th anniversary** Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupted.The resulting ash cloud caused the first documented case of jet power loss from a volcanic eruption.
I've been the editor of the TCN since 1998. In addition I'm a traffic reporter in New York City, the voice of the AirTrain at JFK and Newark airports along with PATCO and the NYC subway's "next train" system. Editor of Transportation Radio (www.TransportationRadio.com).