Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 20, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for ITS America’s Cap and Trade Webinar – Feb. 25

ITS America is offering a series of webinars on transportation technologies and the environment. The first webinar, which will be held February 25, 2009 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST, is intended to provide a basic understanding of cap and trade systems and how transportation technology projects may profit from participation in a cap and trade plan. Leslie Bellas, Director of Environmental Affairs at ITS America, will be the first presenter. Leslie will be discussing: how the mandatory federal cap and trade system is working; how regional cap and trade markets for carbon emissions are functioning; and how transportation technology projects could fit into a cap and trade program of action. The webinar is free to ITS America members and non-members are welcome to join for $99. Click
here to register or contact Lori Vintilescu at for more information.


1) Pilots’ Union Calls Buffalo Airport Landing System Flawed
Link to story in The New York Times:

2) RTCA Task Force Assisting FAA on NextGen Rollout
Link to story in Aviation International News:
Link to additional information from RTCA:


3) San Francisco Muni Buses Will Take a Noisy Turn
Audible warning system will sound whenever a bus makes a right turn.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

4) Bus Tracking System at Slippery Rock University to Decrease Carbon Footprint
Link to story in The Rocket:


5) Loophole for Leased Vehicles Found in Cleveland’s Red-Light Camera Law
Link to story and video report on WEWS-TV:


6) Study Looks at High-Tech Tolls in Connecticut
Link to AP story:,0,1146435.story


7) Company Demos Development Turn-by-Turn iPhone App
Link to story in Macworld:

8) The Face Behind the GPS Voice Finds Fame
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:


9) RFID Tag Problems Cause Jams at Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports
Link to story in Land Line Magazine:


10) US DOT: Obama Will Not Pursue Mileage Tax
Link to story on CNN:

11) Web Site Will Let Public Track Rhode Island DOT Road and Bridge Projects that Use Federal Stimulus Money
Link to story in The Providence Journal:
Link to site:

12) Police in Australia Go Online to Track Down Hoons
Link to story in The Advertiser:


13) Chicago Alderman Proposes Countdown at Traffic Lights
Link to story and video on WLS-TV:


14) Integrated Cash-on-Card Solution Gets Green Light in Taiwan
Link to story in the Taiwan Journal:


15) Japanese Automakers Get Ready to Strut Advanced Safety Technology
Link to story in Edmunds Inside Line:

Upcoming Events
Transportation Safety Advisory Group Case Studies Workshop & Webinar – March 4

Friday Bonus
That’s one step forward and two steps back.

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The Avro Canada CF-105 aircraft program is cancelled by the Canadian government.

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