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Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — Register Today! Early Bird Discount Ends August 22, 2010

Come to San Diego, September 12-15, 2010, for IBTTA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the year’s most highly-anticipated learning and networking event -- attracting more than 700 toll industry experts and decision makers from across the globe. Under the theme, Sustainable Transportation, the technical program offers tracks focused on innovation, policy, the economy, and the California tolling experience. Hosted by the California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC), this event features interactive seminars, influential speakers, technical tours and special events, informative exhibits and more! Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.


1) Close Calls on the Rise

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2) Continental Tests 'Self-Boarding' at Houston Airport

Link to article in USA Today:


3) Who's Watching You Behind the Wheel?

If cameras come to Pennsylvania's roads to catch insurance scofflaws, state would have to keep tabs on your data, experts warn.

Link to article in The Morning Call:

4) Do Speed Cameras Really Cut Accidents?

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5) GeoWeb Conference to Address Social Media, Including Twitter

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:


6) Pakistan Communications Secretary to Take Action Against National Highway Authority Secretary

Meeting information and working papers not available; may annul selection of ETTM companies.

Link to article in the Daily Times:


7) July Edition of IBEC Newsletter Online

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8) Delphi Moves Forward on Telematics

With pilots underway, Delphi hopes to develop aftermarket business model for telematics.

Link to article in Aftermarket Business:


9) NTSB: DC Transit System had Wide Problems Before Crash

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10) Now Everyone Can Tell Where SEPTA Trains are Going

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

11) 95% of Trains are on Time? Riders Beg to Differ

New York area commuter railroads' official figures often contrast with the experience of rush hour riders.

Link to article in The New York Times:


12) Revolutionary New Traffic System in Washington State to 'Cut Injury Accidents 30%'

Link to story and audio report on KIRO Radio:

13) A Look at Traffic Management in Bangalore

Link to interview with Traffic Police Commissioner Praveen Sood in Citizen Matters:


14) Program Launches in Nevada to Increase Vehicle Registration

Hotline set up to report drivers who haven’t registered.

Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:

15) Deal May Hit at Denso Move to Open Systems

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16) Smart Phone + Car = Stupid?

Link to blog in EE Times:

News Releases

1) American Airlines Launches New iPhone Application

2) US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Second National Distracted Driving Summit

3) Frost & Sullivan: Internet Radio is the Most Popular Brought-in App Being Developed by Automotive OEMs

4) TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Web Mapping Enhancements

5) DeviceGuru Launches New Web Site to Advance the Awareness of ITS Technologies and Applications

Upcoming Events

Digital Video Expo – September 28-30 – Pasadena, California

Today in Transportation History

1720 **290th anniversary** The Swedish and Russian navies began the Battle of Grengam.


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