Tuesday, April 1, 2008
- Newsletter Communications TransportationTuesday, April 1, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Join IBTTA in Orlando , Florida for the Facilities Management Workshop - April 27-29, 2008Join the industrys leading engineers and technical experts at the Facilities Management Workshop and obtain practical solutions to the daily challenges involved with the operation of a toll facility. Program topics ranging from engineering & design, maintenance, security and law enforcement operations, and technology will be covered. Hosted by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority this workshop will assist you in better managing your facility, while also gaining insight on how agencies are approaching many environmental issues such as alternative fuels, LEED®/Green Facilities and air quality. Registration deadline is April 15, 2008. Download the program, find the details and register online today! www.IBTTA.org.AVIATION1) FAA May Rethink ADS-B After Negative Industry ReactionLink to story in Aviation International News:http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/faa-may-rethink-ads-b-plan-after-negative-industry-reaction/ELECTRONIC TOLLING2) Indiana Electronic Toll Road System has Minor Glitches on Opening DayLink to AP story:MARITIME3) High-Tech System to Track Persian Gulf ShipsLink to story in Gulf Daily News:OTHER4) New Regulations Approved on Transport E-Cards in TaiwanLink to story in The China Post:SAFETY / SECURITY5) New Orleans Starts Traffic Enforcement with CamerasLink to AP story:TELEMATICS6) More Automakers to Use Sync Technology, Microsoft SaysLink to story in AutoWeek:7) Robotic Cars Take Their Rematch to the TrackLink to story on CNET News:TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT8) The High-Tech Road to HappinessTechnology will be at the heart of an overhaul of the UK 's road network.Link to story on Silicon:News Releases2) Asia Navigation Device Shipments to Exceed 185 Million in 2012; Connectivity and Integration Will be Key3) Federal Railroad Administration Train Accident Investigation Reports Now Publicly Available Online4) Verizon Wireless Unveils Traffic Avoidance and Other New Features on Popular VZ Navigator Service5) Southwest Research Institute Expands International Collaboration on Autonomous Vehicle TechnologyUpcoming EventsOpportunities in Transportation Infrastructure 2008 May 14-16 Washington , DCToday in Transportation History1873 **135th anniversary** - The British steamer, SS Atlantic sank off the coast of Nova Scotia . The death toll was 562.1993 **15th anniversary** - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was created through the merger of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.=============================================================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.To subscribe send an e-mail to: TCNL-subscribe@...To unsubscribe send an e-mail to: TCNL-unsubscribe@...TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communicationsQuestions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at i95berniew@....© 2008 Bernie Wagenblast
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