Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 22, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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

- The Stars Align. A stellar Closing Plenary will light up the George R. Brown Convention Center on Wednesday, May 5, from 10:30 a.m.-Noon. This rare event features US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and IBM Chairman, President and CEO Sam Palmisano. From their unique perspectives, both confirmed speakers will share their vision for a smarter 21st Century transportation network founded on technological innovation.

- Deadline for Best of ITS and Outstanding Chapter Awards February 26.

- Register by March 1 and save money! And remember to make your hotel reservations here.

- Student Essay Competition entries are due March 15. Send email to for information.

- Exhibit space is still available. Be a sponsor!


1) French Air Traffic Controller Plan Four-Day Strike Over European Reforms

Link to AP article:

2) American Airlines Tests New GPS Luggage Tracking

Link to story and video on WBIR-TV:


3) Tennessee Attorney General Approves Traffic Camera Bill
Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:


4) ETC to be Applied Comprehensively on Taiwan Freeway by the End of 2012

Link to article in the Taiwan News:


5) GPS Modules Line Expands Beyond Portable Navigation Niche

Link to article in Electronic Components:


6) Massive Storms Don’t Halt DC IT Ops

Link to article in ComputerWorld:

7) Profile of Pennsylvania Traffic Reporter ‘Rusty Fender’

Link to article in The Dispatch:


8) No Provisions to Track Texting Violations in New Hampshire

Link to article in The Telegraph:


9) ‘Real-Time’ Arrival Screens to be Placed at Dublin Bus Stops

Link to article in The Irish Times:

10) Multimedia for Road Commuters?

Airline-style seat-back video for buses to be demonstrated at Dubai exhibition.

Link to article in Emirates Business:


11) Washington, DC Uses Regional Transportation Information System to Combine Data for Emergency, Traffic Response

Link to article in Government Technology:


12) Television that Streams, Even if Traffic Doesn’t

Link to article in The New York Times:

13) Digital Driving

Display in hybrid car changes the way this person drives.

Link to commentary and audio on Vermont Public Radio:

News Releases

1) LogicTree’s Wisconsin 511 IVR Delivers During Winter Storm

2) New Sample Bill from NHTSA Will Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving


- Request for Proposals – Onsite Media/Communications Provider for Disseminating Traffic and Traveler Information – New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Upcoming Events

National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – April 11-13 - Philadelphia

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** - Airplane flights over the White House became illegal.


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