Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 30, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA's Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility Meeting -- October 3-5, 2010 in Raleigh, NC

Join IBTTA Delegates for the final meeting of IBTTA's 2010 Education Series: “Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility – Where the Rubber Meets the Road," October 3-5 in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ll explore how engineering, design, maintenance, operations, and security roles have come together to address the challenges of operating modern, sustainable, technologically advanced and economically viable toll facilities. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and register today!


1) Ohio Airport Allows Travelers to Book Flights on Facebook

Link to story and video on WJW-TV:,0,3465902.story


2) Audit: Los Angeles' Red Light Cams Cost More than They Bring In

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:


3) FAA Attorney/Blogger Says He was Fired for Not 'Breaking the Law'

Link to blog in The Examiner:


4) Norway Rolls Along with Internet on Trains

Link to article in The Foreigner:

5) Illinois Rail Groups Finding More Ways to Stress Safety

Link to article in the Daily Herald:


6) US Cities with the Worst Traffic Nightmares

A new study shakes the foundations of how Americans judge traffic.

Link to story and video on ABC News' World News Tonight:

7) TomTom Unveils Traffic Manifesto

Link to article on ITProPortal:

8) New Yorkers Outraged as Bureaucrats Order City to Change Lettering on Every Single Street Sign

Link to article in the Daily News:


9) StartTalking Lets Drivers Send Texts by Voice

Link to article in USA Today:

10) Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band

Link to notice, report and ruling from the Federal Communications Commission:


11) New Malaysian Transport Hub Will Use Advanced Electronic System

Link to article and video in The Star:

News Releases

1) Nashville International Airport to Offer Limited Complimentary Wi-Fi and Adding Charging Stations

2) Mobiata Announce FlightBoard App Which Offers Look and Feel of de Gaulle Airport Arrivals and Departures Board

3) TomTom and Renault Extend Partnership by Offering Their First Fully Connected, In-Dash Navigation System with Live Services

4) APTA Launches National Video Testimonial Wall to Show Congress the Need to Act Now to Pass Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Navigation 3.0 – Where Next? – October 19

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** Boulder Dam, renamed Hoover Dam, was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt. The dam carries US Route 93 across the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona.


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