Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 20, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Intelligent Transportation Society of America and American Association of Airport Executives Announce “Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference”

ITS America and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) announce the Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, August 25-26, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. Speakers will include ITS industry leaders who are currently providing solutions for airport land side management and airport managers sharing real-world results, lessons learned, success stories and reasons why they have chosen ITS products and services as their airport land side management solution. Airport managers are turning to ITS to provide solutions to the challenges they face, such as managing parking, commercial vehicle movement, incident management, security and much more. View the preliminary agenda and register at


1) Southwest Airlines Announces $175 Million Required Navigation Performance Program, Partners with Naverus, FAA
Hopes to jumpstart the US's transition to a satellite-based NextGen ATC system.
Link to story on ATW Daily News:
Link to news release from Naverus:

2) FAA Establishes New Traffic Flow Management System in Atlantic City
The system tracks, anticipates and manages the flow of air traffic throughout US airspace, integrating real-time weather and flight data from multiple sources.
Link to story on the Aero-News Network:

3) Runway Debris Will Not Go Unnoticed
High-tech camera, radars tested to detect unlikely scenario of killer debris.
Link to ABC News story:

4) June Issue of the National Weather Service’s The Front Online
Link to newsletter:


5) Wi-Fi Service to Continue on Cincinnati Area Bus Route
Pilot showed service was well used, especially during commuting times.
Link to story in The Community Press:


6) US Transportation Security Administration Mulls Advertisements on Airport Security Bins
Link to story in The Examiner:


7) Tobin to Become Massachusetts’ First ‘Smart’ Bridge
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


8) Bill Aims for Wireless Parity on Washington Subways
Link to story in RCR Wireless News:


9) Washington, DC Region to Coordinate on Traffic, Transit Information
Link to story in The Examiner:


10) GM Funds Driverless Vehicle Research at Pennsylvania School
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Carnegie Mellon University:

News Releases
European Parliament adopts Intelligent Car Report
2) Satellite Navigation has a Positive Effect on Driving and Traffic Safety
3) Traffic Technologies, Inc. Deploys E-ZPass Plus at Atlantic City International Airport
4) Orange County Transportation Authority to Launch Audio Streams of Board Meetings
5) Wisconsin DOT Using Google Maps to Provide Information on Road Closures Due to Flooding

Upcoming Events
Workshop: Digital Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems – July 3 - London

Friday Bonus
With this guy as a neighbor I might not feel too guilty about delaying a visit to the car wash.

Today in Transportation History
1956 – A Venezuelan airliner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey. All 74 people aboard were killed.,-nj-plane-plunges-ocean,-june-1956

June 21, 1853 **150th anniversary** - Toronto’s first Union Station opened.


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