Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 11, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Discuss Federal Legislative Initiatives at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC and participate in discussions on federal legislative initiatives with leaders in the transportation policy debate. Topics will include transportation authorization, electronic tolling interoperability, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging, the proposed Office of Public Benefit, and other important issues affecting tolling and road pricing. Participants will spend Tuesday afternoon visiting their congressional representatives to advance tolling initiatives on Capitol Hill. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals interested in US Federal and transportation legislation and regulations affecting the toll industry. Visit for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda. [More…]


1) FAA Joins Search for Solution to Lubbock, Texas Airport’s Instrument Landing System Woes

Link to article in the Avalanche-Journal:


2) South San Francisco Owes More than $1 Million in Traffic Ticket Blunder

Link to article in the San Mateo County Times:

3) Arizona Panel OKs Changes to Cameras

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


4) Don’t Rely on Volusia County, Florida Call Boxes for Help in Emergencies on I-4

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,2410027.story

5) Ohio Stimulus Sign Critic Backed 74 Other Namings

Link to AP article:

6) Traffic Signal Systems 2009

Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:


7) In SEPTA’s Nerve Center: Problems

Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:

8) Dayton RTA Creates New Customer Connection

Link to article in Mass Transit:


9) New System Could Avoid Traffic Jams

Student’s thesis proposes using system to share information with motorists and authorities.

Link to article in The National:


10) Toyota Dealers Pull Ads on ABC Stations for ‘Excessive Stories’ on Recalls

Link to article in The New York Times:

11) Volvo Unveils New Infotainment System

Link to CNET News article:

12) Fast Forward 2020: The Real Car Tech of Tomorrow

Link to article in Car and Driver:

News Releases

1) Frost & Sullivan: Spate of Software Related Vehicle Recalls and the Future of Automotive Electronics

2) American Airlines Honors African-American Aviation Pioneers with Its New Virtual Museum

3) Winnipeg Transit Launches BUStxt

4) MBTA to Offer Real-Time Arrival Information on Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line

5) New California Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Reduce Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

6) Shaping Aviation Weather Services in the 21st Century

Upcoming Events

Transport Science and Technology Congress – April 4-7 – New Delhi

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** - NASA astronaut Richard Mastracchio was born in Waterbury, Connecticut.


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