Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, August 25, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Countdown to IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Sept 11-14 in Berlin, Germany ― Hotel Reservation Rate Extended to Aug 25th
Join IBTTA in Berlin, Germany, September 11-14, for the year's largest international gathering of toll industry professionals. With delegates from 130 companies from more than 30 countries around the world, the IBTTA Annual Meeting offers a unique learning and business opportunity! This meeting features an outstanding program with tracks on interoperability, tolling infrastructure around the world, communications, and environment/social responsibility; interactive exhibits; valuable networking opportunities; technical tours and special events – make your plans today! Sign up now and get a $100 early bird discount, available now through August 26. Visit www.IBTTA.org/BERLIN to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. See you in Berlin!
1) Critical Cameras on Santa Monica, California Buses Not Working
Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:
2) Federal Judge Denies Texas DOT’s Request in Trademark Lawsuit
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3) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – July 2011
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PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
4) Radio Spots Focus on Driving Safety During Wind Turbine Construction
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5) Georgia Interior and Education Ministries’ Initiative to Teach Road Safety in School
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6) Massachusetts DOT Will Cut Power to Mass Pike Food, Gas Signs
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) As Hurricane Approaches, Quake Raises Emergency Preparedness Questions
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8) BART to Limit Shutdowns of Wireless Service
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
9) GEWI Adds Two New Features to Its TIC3 Traffic Information System
Link to article in Traffic Technology International:
American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting & Expo – October 3-5 – New Orleans
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary**
Harry Atwood completed a flight from St. Louis to Governors Island, New York City to set a new world distance record for a flight of 1,265 miles.
Train 4 of the Lehigh Valley Railroad derailed at Manchester, New York. Twenty-eight people died.
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