Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join ITS America and AAAE at the Intersection of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Aviation!

The 2nd Annual Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Airport Environments Conference, August 4-5, 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah will feature high-level industry personnel in the Intelligent Transport Systems industry who are currently providing solutions for airport land side management. The agenda will also include airport personnel sharing real world results, lessons learned, and success stories with using ITS products and services. Registration discounts are available to members of ITS America and AAAE. For more information, visit


1) Federal Aviation Administration’s Flight Plan Computer Servers to be Updated Soon

Link to story in Flying:

2) Funny-Looking Beach Radar Station is Serious Business

Link to story in The Virginian-Pilot:

3) Arizona State University Poly Air Traffic Control Program Taking Off

Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


4) Red Light Cameras in Schaumburg, Illinois Screech to a Halt

Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7535797.story

5) Moves to Protect Speed Camera Operators in South Australia

Link to story in The Advertiser:,22606,25789585-911,00.html


6) Will GPS Devices Go the Way of the Tape Deck?

Link to column in The StarPhoenix:


7) Texas University’s Transport Services to Use Twitter

Link to story in Metro Magazine:


8) New York State Lawmakers: No Need to Spend $900,000 on Stimulus Signs

Link to story and video report on WSYR-TV:


9) Charleston, West Virginia Airport Response System Passes Test

Link to story in the Charleston Daily Mail:

10) Emergency Managers and First Responders Use Twitter and Facebook to Update Communities

Link to story in Government Technology:


11) DC Metro Signaling System Continues to Fail

Link to AP story:

12) BART a National Leader in Real-Time Data Transparency and Development

Link to story on Streetsblog San Francisco:


13) New Service Helps Keep Commuters Up to Speed on CTA, Metra Delays

Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7236751.story

14) How New Technologies Will Ease Our Traffic Woes

Link to story in New Scientist:

News Releases

1) Urban Mapping Provides Turnkey Solution for Pedestrian Navigation

Upcoming Events

National Association for Pupil Transportation Annual Conference & Trade Show – October 31-November 5 – Louisville, Kentucky

Today in Transportation History

1934 **75th anniversary** - Continental Airlines flew its first flight as Varney Speed Lines.


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