Friday, December 1, 2006
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, December 1, 2006 -- ISSN 1529-1057
IBTTA Transportation Finance Summit- December 3-5, 2006 - Register Today!
Join IBTTA for our final event of 2006 -- the Transportation Finance Summit. The Summit will take place on December 3-5, 2006 in downtown Washington , DC at the Capital Hilton Hotel. IBTTA’s 4th Transportation Finance Summit will provide attendees with practical and workable solutions to meet the very real transportation funding challenges facing them. The audience and speakers include public officials and private sector organizations responsible for funding, maintaining and operating highway infrastructure. Expert panelists from financial institutions, technology firms, engineering consultants, back office integrators, construction companies, environmental justice officials and shippers will talk about the challenges in transportation finance and the steps we need to take to re-build our transportation system and promote economic growth. If you are responsible for designing, funding, operating or maintaining road or highway infrastructure, you don’t want to miss this Summit ! Check the IBTTA website for registration and updated program information at www.ibtta.org and register today!
1) Motorists “Must Pay for Road Use”
UK motorists should be asked to pay to drive on the nation's road network, a report commissioned by the government has recommended.
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Link to the Eddington Transport Study: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/01_12_06_eddingtonreport.pdf
2) Sirius Plans to Offer TV Service in Cars by 2007
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3) Ontario and Michigan Sign Border Safety Pact
Agreement marks the first time the two countries have shared intelligent transportation technology.
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Link to news release from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation:
4) Canadian Privacy Commissioner Cautions Employers Adding GPS to Cars
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Link to news release from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada :
5) US Government Rates Travelers for Terrorism
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6) Traffic Master Solving Road Woes in Riverside , California
Traffic management center is the biggest result.
Link to story in The Press-Enterprise:
7) Cell Phone Users Must Hold on New York City Subway
MTA may not complete deal to wire stations.
Link to story in The New York Sun:
8) Volvo Claims New System Cuts Urban “Rear-Enders”
Link to story on just-auto.com:
9) Statewide Radio Interoperability Could Cost $7 Billion
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Link to news release from the National Emergency Management Association:
10) Blazing Safe Trail to School
New York City creating maps, signs to guide kids to safest route to all elementary and middle schools.
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Link to news release from the New York City Mayor’s Office:
11) Screens Turn Taxis Into New Ad Vehicles
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/11/29/screens_turn_taxis_into_new_ad_vehicles/ (may require free registration)
12) Norwegian Police Track Reckless Driver on YouTube
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1) New State-of-the-Art Aerial Surveillance Technology Will Better Protect Canada 's Marine Environment
2) CVIS to be Featured at Communication Technologies for Vehicles Workshop
GeoTec Event – May 14-17 – Calgary , Alberta
In another innovative promotion, NJ Transit offers special Thanksgiving fares for some real turkeys.
Today in Transportation History
1941 **65th anniversary** - The Civil Air Patrol is created.
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