Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 26, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Vice President for Programs - Intelligent Transportation Society of America - Washington, DC

Founded in 1991, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is a not-for-profit member organization and the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security, and efficiency of the nation's surface transportation system. The vice president for programs is a member of ITS America’s senior executive team, with primary oversight of its contractual relationships with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and other organizations. The individual is also responsible for engaging and acting on behalf of ITS America’s membership and the broader ITS community to help save lives, time, and money and sustain the environment through broad deployment of ITS technologies. The vice president for programs reports to ITS America’s executive vice president and oversees a staff of professionals and consultants who support the U.S. DOT and other clients as well as the ITS America Coordinating Council and forums.

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1) US Airways’ A330s Slated to Test ADS-B
Link to story in Aviation Week and Space Technology:'%20A330s%20Slated%20to%20Test%20ADS-B&channel=awst

2) British Airways to Offer In-Flight Text and Data on New All-Business Services
Link to story in The Times:


3) Arizona Governor ‘Shocked’ by Radar Revelation
Says she's uncomfortable that the state's photo radar cameras are recording video of everyone driving past them.
Link to story in the Arizona Daily Star:

4) When Chicago Transit Authority Drivers Run Lights, Taxpayers Pay
Under new policy, taxpayers are on the hook for fines at photo-enforced intersections.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,521143.column


5) New Electronic Toll Highway Opens in New Zealand
Link to story in the Otago Daily Times:


6) UK Emergency System Campaign Boosted by Hudson ‘Miracle’
Link to story in the Edinburgh Evening News:

7) New Rules Set for US Navy Sonar Training
Link to AP story:


8) 'Star' Cop Takes Charge of Rush Hour Traffic in Shanghai
Policeman becomes a celebrity after Internet video tags him as "the most handsome traffic cop."
Link to story in the Shanghai Daily:

9) Top Ten New Technologies that Could Save Your Commute
Link to Fox News story:,2933,482565,00.html

10) West Virginia Lawmakers Scoff at Media Tour of ‘Pike
Link to story in The Register-Herald:

11) Dan Mintz, Former CIO of USDOT, on the Future of Government 2.0
Link to interview on ExecutiveBiz:


12) Smart Meters in France Call Time on Culture of Parking Cheats
Link to story in The Times:

13) Parking Meters Tell You Where to Go
Link to AP story:


14) Use Cases for FIPS 201-Based Emergency Response Official Credentials
Link to story in Smart Talk Talk:


15) Q&A: Mark Field of Ford on Fiat-Chrysler, Microsoft
Link to interview on BNET:


16) Where’s that Train or Bus? Help is Just a Few Clicks Away
Grace period for New York City MTA text message alert service expires.
Link to story in The Examiner:


17) High-Tech Highways
Cameras, changeable message boards, ramp-metering and traffic-monitoring equipment to be installed on highway north of San Francisco.
Link to story in The Press Democrat:

18) Johnson City, Tennessee to Invest in 'Intelligent Traffic' System
Link to story in the Kingsport News-Times:

19) Drivers on EU Roads Could be Tracked Wherever They Are
Link to story in New Europe:


20) Michigan Race Track to Test Cars that Talk to Each Other
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release:

21) New Car Tech: Not Just Crash Protection, but Prevention
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:

News Releases
Michigan DOT Partners with the University of Michigan on Bridge Technology Research
2) New SpeedInfo Sensors Installed on Highway 101 Extends Real-Time Traveler Information from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
3) Navteq Delivers Official Super Bowl XLIII Online Map, Event Guide
4) Safe Roads Alliance Launches New Web Site

Upcoming Events
Asia Pacific Rail 2009 – March 10-13 – Hanoi, Vietnam

Today in Transportation History
1911 – The first successful seaplane flight in the US took place in Hammondsport, New York.

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