Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 15, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition (May 3-5, 2010, Houston, Texas)

- Be sure to register by March 1 and save money! Public sector and first-time attendees qualify for special discounts. Save time and register through our website. And remember to make your hotel reservations here.

- Exhibit space is still available. Be a sponsor!

- Take a walk on the virtual side. Check out more than 100 exhibitors. Click on their names; see what’s in store for you in May!

- Listen, look, stop. For the first time ever, ITS America Forums feature exhibit hall theater briefings on safety, sustainability, personal mobility, commercial operations and cross-cutting issues, followed by topic-specific, guided tours of the exhibit hall.


1) Airlines Cancel Flights Before Storms Arrive, and E-mail the Passengers

Link to article in The New York Times:


2) Eurostar Falls Short on Emergency Plans

Information provided to passengers one of the areas faulted.

Link to article in the Financial Times:

Link to report:


3) Online Map Launched to Aid London Street Cleaning Teams

Link to BBC News story:

4) Most Adirondack Park Signage to Remain Unchanged

Link to article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:


5) Smart Roads: Driving Technology Accelerates

Link to article in the Deseret News:


6) SEPTA Moving to Drop Rail-Line Initials

Some say designations are too confusing.
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

7) Metra Considers Selling Naming Rights for Routes, Stations

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-metra13.article

8) Catching a Bus in Chicago? There’s an App for That

Link to article in the Chicago Flame:

9) Boston Commuters, Call and Get the Inside Track on Bus Schedule

Link to column in The Boston Globe:


10) Smart Sensors Start Going to Work

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) The PBSJ Corporation 2009 Project Awards Presented

2) Navteq Announces Real-Time Traffic in the UK

3) Qualcomm and Audi to Make the Connected Car a Reality in 2010

4) Traffic Alerts on Your Phone – UK Highways Agency Tunes Into Latest Technology

Upcoming Events

Railway Engineering 2010 – March 25-26 – Paris

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** - Roger Chaffee, an astronaut who died in a fire on Apollo 1, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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