Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Confirmed as Keynote for 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. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will speak on Monday, March 22 at 8:30 am. Meeting 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. Click here to register, view the program and make your hotel and travel arrangements. www.IBTTA.org.


1) A Multimodal ITS Strategy and Action Plan for Sweden

Link to further information from ERTICO - ITS Europe:



2) Dublin Upgrades Parking Guidance VMS

Link to article in Parking Today:



3) US Emergency Communications Plan Update Will Blend Old and New

Link to article on Nextgov:


4) New App Turns BlackBerry Into Secure Two-Way Radio

Link to article in Government Computer News:



5) Real-Time Travel Signs Become Real Pain for Maryland Drivers

Link to story on WTOP Radio:



6) Using Cell Phone Signals to Track Cars When GPS Cannot

Link to article in The New York Times:


7) Auto Voice Recognition Revs Up

Link to article in Investor’ s Business Daily:


News Releases

1) Wabtec Acquires Xorail, a Leading Provider of Railroad Signal Engineering and Design Services

2) FCC Sends National Broadband Plan to Congress

3) Motor Coach Canada Launches New and Improved Web Site

4) Nottingham Introducing Mobile CCTV Car to the City’s Roads to Reduce Congestion

5) Coalition Formed to Promote Public Road Safety

Job Postings

- Transportation Management and Operations R&D Team Leader – Federal Highway Administration – McLean, Virginia

http://jobsearch.dot.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=86724923 (public)

http://jobsearch.dot.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=86724877 (Federal employees)

Upcoming Events

Mobile Apps on Wheels Workshop – April 27-29 – San Jose and San Francisco


Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Barney Oldfield set a new automobile land-speed record of 131.72 miles per hour.


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