Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Attend IBTTA's Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop, October 23-25, 2011 in Nashville, TN

IBTTA's Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop will explore challenges and solutions to operating a toll facility. Topics range from emergency management, performance measurement and bridge restoration to safety, design and toll collection in an AET environment. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals with an interest in maintenance, operations, security, technology, engineering, design. Arrive a day early and take part in IBTTA’s Community Service Project — Waterway Clean Up. On Sun., October 23, attendees will have the opportunity to assist Nashville’s flood recovery by participating in a special waterway clean-up project aimed at unclogging the natural water flow by removing trash and debris from a local waterway and its neighboring banks. Visit to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Register by October 7, 2011.


1) Federal Committee: Airlines Should Get Government Loans to Buy NextGen Equipment

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Marketing of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:


3) New Washington State Law Allows Traffic Cameras on School Buses

Link to article on


4) 'Smart City' Tech Investment to Total $108 Billion by 2020

Link to SmartPlanet blog:


5) Traffic-Smoothing Signals Spread Out Across Florida's Space Coast

Link to article in Florida Today:


6) California Highway Patrol Says Motorcycle Awareness Campaign Cut Fatalities

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:

7) Video Conferencing System Helps Emergency Response Teams Mobilize

Link to article on


8) Bug Fixer Update for Google Maps Brings Improved Transit Navigation

Link to article on Phandroid:

9) San Benito County, California Joins Google Transit to Aid Route Planning

Link to article in the Hollister Free Lance:


10) Drivers Still Confused by Electronic Road Signs in Washington State

Link to story on KING-TV:

11) New Freeway Cameras Will Monitor Traffic Flow in Ann Arbor, Michigan Area; Message Boards Will Warn of Congestion

Link to article on

News Releases

1) RATP Paris Metro is Pioneering the Future in Metro Automation and Signaling, Says Frost & Sullivan

2) 'Pop-Up' Storm Forecasting Program Added to FAA Flight Planning System

3) Rhode Island Governor, RIDOT Announce Expansion of I-95 Travel Time Information

4) In-Vehicle Apps Hit the Road - Top Three Tips to Build Market-Proven In-Vehicle System

Upcoming Events

RailTrends 2011 – November 1-2 – New York City

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Italy and Turkey went to war over what is today known as Libya. The war was the first to use airplanes.


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