Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 19, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Plan now to attend ITS Canada’s Annual Conference this June 13-16 in Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s National Capital!

The program for ITS Canada’s Annual Conference is shaping up to be the best ever, with a wide selection of papers and topics. Each day will be structured to maximize the value to delegates, reinforcing the Conference theme of “ITS: For Efficient, Safe and Clean Transport”. Morning plenary sessions will bring all delegates together to hear from key experts on the theme of the day. Monday will be our Connected Vehicle day, incorporating IntelliDriveSM and networked vehicle concepts. Tuesday will focus on multi-modal urban issues: transit, active transportation and urban transportation management. Wednesday will concentrate on traveller information and 511, providing opportunities for national and cross-border forums on issues and directions. Experts from across Canada and around the world will present leading-edge projects and technologies. Keynote luncheon speakers will focus on broad issues and perspectives, while panel discussions will re-energize delegates with interesting and perhaps controversial positions. You can’t afford to miss this event! More


1) Gunfire Detection System Figures in California Plane Crash Probe

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


2) Turn Signal Bike Jacket

Link to article and video on GreenMuze:


3) Glimpse the Wireless Future of Transportation

Link to article in Wired:


4) California Freeway Messages Stir Outrage in Some Drivers

Sign of trouble: Request to share the road with motorcyclists.

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

5) Unsafe at Any Speed

California governor’s freeway advertising plan rightly deserves to crash and burn.

Link to editorial in the Los Angeles Daily News:


6) After Fatal Train Wrecks, Obama Administration to Crack Down on Cell Phone Use

Link to column in The Hill:


7) Boston Area Commuters Receive No Warning of Drawbridge Opening During Rush Hour

Link to article in the Hull Sun:

8) Use of Social Media for Travel Information

Link to presentations from I-95 Corridor Coalition webcast:


9) Audi and Qualcomm’s 3G Car System Early Review: Web on Wheels

Link to review on CNET UK:,250000513,49305093,00.htm

News Releases

1) Massachusetts DOT Developers Real-Time Challenge

2) Canadian National Campaign Promotes Public Transit as a Solution to Smog Forming Emissions from Old Cars

Upcoming Events

35th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference – March 9-10 – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus

Do not try this at home (or in your local subway).

Today in Transportation History

1945 **65th anniversary** - US Marines land on Iwo Jima.


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