Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 4, 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) The Technology Driving Air Traffic Control

Link to pictures in Computer Weekly:


2) Investigators: Seattle Red-Light Cameras May Issue Illegal Tickets

Link to story and video on KING-TV:

3) Camera Plan to Catch Speeders Stalls in California

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


4) Meet the Wikipedia of the Mapping World

Link to article in The Guardian:

5) There Will be Maps for People, and Maps for Cars

Link to article on GPS Business News:,-and-Maps-for-Cars_a2011.html


6) First Issue of CONDUITS Newsletter Online

EU project evaluates the impact of ITS in urban areas.

Link to newsletter:

7) Seattle Using Special Radar to Save Trees

Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:


8) ‘Smart Bridges’ Can Send Alerts on Salt Corrosion

Link to article in The Irish Times:


9) Washington, DC Partners with Feds to Test 4G Technology for National Public Safety Network

Link to article in Government Technology:


10) ‘JakCard’ System Set to Make Travel Easier in Jakarta

Link to article in The Jakarta Post:‘jakcard’-system-set-make-travel-easier.html


11) French Motorway and Orange to Develop Real-Time Traffic Info

Link to article in GPS Business News:

12) Nevada DOT Wants the Public to Evaluate Its Wind Warning System for Washoe Valley

Link to article in The Reno Gazette-Journal:


13) Ford to Fix Brake Problem on Milan, Fusion Hybrids

Software problem can give drivers impression brakes have failed.

Link to AP article:

14) Toyota Admits Software Problem with Braking System, Denies Withholding Information from Public

Link to ABC News story and video:

News Releases

1) The Telecom Industry in Frenzy Over New ACTIVATE IT Application

2) ProTECTS Alliance Concludes First Organizational Meeting

3) US DOT Secretary Names ITS Advisory Committee Members

4) 15 Billion Tickets to be Delivered via Mobile Phone by 2014, According to Juniper Research

5) New Tallahassee Driver Information System Debuts

Upcoming Events

TRB Webinar: Helping Airport and Air Carrier Employees Cope with Traumatic Events – March 25

Today in Transportation History

1810 **200th anniversary** - The Royal Navy seized Guadeloupe.


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