Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 15, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Fewer than 50 days remain until ITS America’s 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 3-5, 2010, Houston, Texas.

Even more luminaries are confirmed to speak!

· US Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) will welcome participants during the ITS America awards ceremony on May 3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the 150,000-square-foot expo hall featuring the latest ITS products and technologies.

· Joining NHTSA Administrator Strickland and RITA Administrator Appel on the May 4 USDOT Plenary dais will be Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro and Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan.

· You won’t want to miss the 18-wheeler lost-load recovery and incident management demo in the George R. Brown Convention Center parking lot on May 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. and May 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

· Remember to save time and register online. Click here for hotel reservations.

· Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available.


1) Ready for Takeoff: Southwest’s SWALife Employee Blog

Link to article on SmartBlog on Social Media:


2) Australian Traffic Camera Operator Says Ex-employees Have Programs to Access System

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


3) GPS: ‘The Holy Grail’ for Advertisers

Link to article in the San Francisco Business Times:


4) Idaho Legislator’s Plan to Restrict Technology in Driver’s Licenses Clears Committee

Link to article on Idaho Reporter:

5) March Issue of Traffic Technology International Online

Link to magazine:


6) Information is Not Truly Public Until It is on the Internet

Link to commentary in The Telegraph:


7) Web Site Lists Hazardous Train Cargo in Real-Time

Link to article in The Daily News:


8) Traffic Drives Up Workload for Minnesota State Patrol as It Turns to Technology

Link to article in the St. Cloud Times:

9) Dhaka, Bangladesh Traffic Worsens as State Agencies Fail to Coordinate

Link to article in The Financial Express:

10) Concerns Raised Over Cost of Oregon Highway Renaming

Link to story and video report on KMTR-TV:


11) Arizona Department of Public Safety to Make Officers More Visible

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

12) US Department of Homeland Security Working on a Chem-Danger-Alert App for Your Smartphone

Link to article in Government Security News:

13) Israel’s Top 10 Airport Security Technologies

Link to article on Israel21c:


14) Riding and Surfing the Rails

New York MTA has eye on Wi-Fi for commuters.

Link to article in the New York Post:

15) Mobile Ticketing for the Public Transport Sector

Link to article and video interviews on telecoms:

16) Utilizing Information Technology in Innovative Marketing Approaches for Public Transportration

Link to further information from the University of South Florida:


17) Turn to Data-Driven Driving

Link to commentary in The News & Observer:

18) Online Survey on Networked Vehicle Global Business Momentum

Link to survey:

News Releases

1) Trafficmaster Launches the First Mobile Pay-as-You-Go Satellite Navigation System on the Market

2) Missouri DOT News Now Front and Center with New Online Options

3) New Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Reports Address Prepaid Cards for Transit and Cost Considerations for Implementing New Fare Collection Systems

4) Mineta Transportation Institute Releases Emergency Management Handbook for State-Level Transportation Agencies

Upcoming Events

Smart Card Alliance 2010 Annual Conference – May 17-20 – Scottsdale, Arizona

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1910 **100th anniversary** The Lakeview Gusher in California came in.

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