Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 27, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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

Join your colleagues in 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 technicalprogram 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! Breaking News! The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has reduced the contracted room rate from $241/night to $219/night. The new rate applies to all existing confirmed reservations and any new reservations. Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.


1) US DOT Fines Non-profit Mercy Flights $30,000 Over Personal Pronoun

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2) The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move with GPS

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3) Antitexting Campaign is Getting the Star Treatment

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4) Judge Orders EPA Not to Destroy Records Union Pacific Wants

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5) Kentucky Puts Locations of Coal Infrastructure, Including Railroads and River Terminals, Online

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6) Visit FHWA's Online Work Zone Training Compendium

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7) US DOT to Unveil Database Standards to Improve Highway Safety

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8) Do Some Traffic Hazards Get Too Much Attention?

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9) Long Island Rail Road Information Screens Have Been Virtually Useless in Wake of Fire

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10) In Long Island Rail Road Mess, Local TV Had a Chance to be Relevant, but Failed Even to be Useful

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11) New Cameras to Catch DC Metrobus Drivers' Mistakes

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12) New Traffic Center Opens in Cobb County, Georgia

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13) Adelaide on a Road to Nowhere

Adelaide Traffic Management Centre helps manage traffic in South Australia.

Link to article in The Advertiser:

14) Driving IT Right

Traffic is a web of connections and solutions will look at those relationships.

Link to commentary in Express Computer:

News Releases

1) Global Number of Consumer Telematics Users Will Reach 211 Million by 2015, Says ABI Research

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar on Freight and Carbon Footprint: Efforts to Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability – September 15

Friday Bonus

Catch the humorous end to the call of this horse race at Monmouth Park.

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** What is recognized as the first official radio transmission from an airplane took place at Sheepshead Bay in New York City.


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