Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Preliminary Program Available for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition

The preliminary program for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 3-5, 2010, Houston, Texas is available online. ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition will provide transportation professionals and policymakers with the necessary tools and strategies they need to create communities that are safer, cleaner, more livable and less congested. Visit to learn more about the sessions, technical tours, technology demonstrations, exhibition, ancillary meetings, and the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security hearing. Early registration ends January 31 and discounts are available for ITS America members, public agency staff, and first-time attendees.


1) Atlantic City’s High-Tech Airport Taking Off

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

2) New UK Air Traffic Control Center Opens

Link to BBC News story:


3) Average Speed Cameras Could be Used on All UK Motorways

Link to article in the Telegraph:


4) Maine Turnpike Authority Dismisses All-Electronic Tolls

Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:

5) South Jersey Transportation Authority May Scrap Plans for Cashless Toll Plazas on Atlantic City Expressway

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:


6) US Air Force Chief of Staff Warns Against Dependence on GPS

Link to article in the Air Force Times:

7) New Garmin Navigation Device Airs Digital TV, Radio

Device, which will only be available in Europe, has feature to prevent TV use while driving.

Link to article in the Kansas City Business Journal:


8) Technology Will Allow Security Officials to Monitor Aircraft Movements in Area of Winter Olympics

Link to Canwest News Service article:

9) US-Bound Fliers From 35 Countries Will be Required to Register Online

Link to article in USA Today:

10) States Go After Texting Drivers

Link to article in USA Today:

11) Missouri Considers Letting Emergency Medical Technicians Report Dangerous Drivers

Link to article in The Kansas City Star:


12) Telematics to Help Provide Real-Time Road Information in Taiwan

Link to article in The China Post:

13) It’s Time for Telematics

Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:


14) Bob Noorda, Who Changed Look of the New York Subways, Dies at 82

Link to obituary in The New York Times:

15) Clever Commute Helps Riders Track Trains Leaving Grand Central Terminal

Link to article in The Advocate:


16) More Indiana Highway Travel Time Signs Planned

Link to AP article:,0,5410752.story

17) New ITS System to Help Assuage Jacksonville, North Carolina Area Traffic Headaches

Link to article in The Daily News:

18) Bluetooth Travel Time Technology Evaluation Using the BlueTOAD

Link to report from KMJ Consulting:


19) LTE Connected Car

Link to video on CNET TV:

20) Dear Silicon Valley: Stay Out of My Car

Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

1) OmniAir EPS Committee Completes EPSNIS Draft – Prepares for NYSBA 5.9 GHz DSRC Test

2) Telvent to Install Tunnel Management System in Brazil

3) AutoPark 1.0 Introduced for iPhone – Say Goodbye to Parking Tickets

4) $8.7 Million Awarded for Traffic Management Improvements to I-15 in San Diego Area

5) Kovsky & Miller Research Study Provides Useful Insights Into Traffic Reporting in Newscasts

Job Postings

- Supervisory, IT Specialist – Volpe National Transportation Operations Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts (open period extended until Feb. 2)

Upcoming Events

MetroRail 2010 Australia – February 25 – Sydney

Today in Transportation History

1890 **120th anniversary** - Nellie Bly completed a 72-day round-the-world journey.


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