Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 14, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

17th World Congress on ITS Call for Papers Deadline January 31

The International Program Committee invites ITS experts to submit draft technical and scientific papers to be considered for the 17th World Congress in Busan, Korea, Oct. 25-29, 2010. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and high-level achievement within the field of ITS in a global setting. Technical Paper authors may submit a technical abstract in place of a draft Technical Paper and Travel Awards are available to authors from non-OECD countries. Draft Technical Papers/Abstracts and draft Scientific papers must be submitted by January 31. For more information and to submit papers online, visit If you have questions about paper content or format, contact Nicole Oliphant at


1) Harnessing the Web

San Diego airport’s eMedia initiatives inform travelers; connect with the community.

Link to article in Airport Business:$33197


2) Tolls Suspended Until February for Some Buses and Trucks on Slovak Highways

Link to article in The Slovak Spectator:


3) GPS Tool to Warn Speeding Australian Drivers

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:


4) Latest Issue of Siemens Navigator Online

Link to magazine:


5) Cyberspace Changing the Business of Valet Parking

Link to article in Parking Today:


6) US Department of Commerce to Test 4G Technology for Public Safety Network

Link to article in Government Computer News:

7) Meet Mikey, 8: US has Him on Watch List

Link to article in The New York Times:


8) Hughes Telematics Takes Us for a Ride with Mercedes’ Latest Mbrace Tech

Link to article and video on Autoblog:

9) Automakers Must Address Technology: ATX

Link to article in Canadian Driver:


10) Victoria’s Transport Ticketing Authority Recalls 30,000 Myki Smart Cards

Link to article on ZD Net Australia:,130061702,339300369,00.htm

11) New York MTA Unveils Open Data Policy, Clearing a Path for NYC Transit Apps

Link to article on Streetsblog New York City:

News Releases

1) US DOT Unveils Improved Aviation Consumer and Enforcement Web Site

Upcoming Events

EurasiaRail 2010 – February 9-11 – Istanbul, Turkey

Today in Transportation History

1950 **60th anniversary** - The MiG-17 made its first flight.


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