Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 21, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Opens for ITS America's 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 3-5, 2010, Houston, Texas

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1) Airlines Eye ‘Contact-Less’ Travel

Link to AFP article:

2) A Dream for an Airline and a Hotel Chain

American Airlines gets lots of positive screen-time in new movie.

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to Up in the Air site:


3) Education Key to Reversing Trend in Bicycle Accidents

Link to article in the Pres-Telegram:

Link to


4) North Carolina Turnpike Authority Awards Electronic Toll System Contracts

Link to story on WRAL-TV:

5) Southern States do a U-turn on Toll Roads

Link to article in USA Today:

6) New Toll Lanes Untangle Commutes

Link to article in USA Today:


7) Port Canaveral, Florida Moves Ahead on $9 Million Joint Port Intelligence and Operation Center Complex

Link to article in the Orlando Business Journal:

8) Reservation System Eyed for Washington State Ferries

Link to story on KOMO-TV:


9) First Electronic Information Board Unveiled in Qatar

EIBs will be installed in busy pedestrian areas to provide instant information for residents and tourists.

Link to article in The Peninsula:

10) Implementing Transportation Knowledge Networks

Link to further information from the Transportation Research Board:


11) Thousands of Road Safety Posters Lie Unused in South Africa

Link to article from the Weekend Argus:


12) New Jersey DOT’s Lens Not Focused on Atlantic City

No camera views available online of Atlantic City or County.

Link to editorial in The Press of Atlantic City:


13) Risky Roads – Traffic Experts have an Arsenal of Solutions

Link to article in the Press-Telegram:

14) Encryption of Drone Feeds Won’t Finish Until 2014, US Air Force Says

Link to article in The Washington Post:


15) Pune 'Intelligent Transport System' to be Managed by Private Agency

Link to article in The Indian Express:

16) Big Brother to Watch KZN

Freeway management system coming to Durban.

Link to article in The Independent on Saturday:

17) Coordinated Technology Could Help Fight Gridlock in Reno

Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:

18) New Jersey Highway Signs Will Get More to Say

Link to article in The Record:

19) Monitoring Traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel from Inside the Tunnel

Link to article and video in The Star-Ledger:


20) Ford Cars to Become Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Link to CNET News article:

Link to news release from Ford:

21) With Improved Features, It’s a Safer Driving World

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

1) Vaisala Acquires Quixote Transportation Technologies, Inc.

Upcoming Events

The Location Business Summit – April 28-29 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History

1829 **180th anniversary** - The Carrollton Viaduct, the first masonary arch railroad bridge in the US, was officially opened. The bridge is still in use.


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