Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop – April 18-20, 2010 in Austin, TX

The toll industry is evolving at an astonishing rate. Driven by financial realities, political change, and technological innovations the industry is facing a wide range of challenges and opportunities and is being forced to respond to them at lightning speed. Join IBTTA, April 18-20, 2010 in Austin, TX and keep your organization current on the latest industry trends to Enhance Mobility Through Innovation. Featured presenters include: Tom Vanderbilt, Keynote, Best-Selling Author and Journalist; Clarence Jones and Ellen Jaffe Jones, Winning News Media, Inc.; and Hans Bleiker and Annemarie Bleiker, Institute for Participatory Management & Planning. The hotel reservation cut-off for this meeting is Friday, March 26th. Click here for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda. www.IBTTA.org 


1) A Vote to Replace Radar
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Airport Device Follows Fliers’ Phones
TSA could use technology to track time spent in security lines.
Link to article in USA Today:

3) Air-Traffic Controllers Earn Praise for a Calm Assist
Link to column in The Washington Post:

4) e-Media: A Look at Web-Based Customer Service and Marketing Solutions
Link to article in Airport Business:

5) In-Air Advertising Soars with Branded Snack Bags on Delta
In-airport advertising also growing.
Link to article on MediaBuyerPlanner:


6) Fury as Google Puts the SAS’s Secret Base on Street View in ‘Very Serious Security Breach’
Link to article in the Daily Mail:


7) Cash Tolls on Miami-Dade Expressways Will Soon be Electronic
Link to article in The Miami Herald:


8) Three New GLONASS Satellites Activated
Link to article in GPS World:


9) Washington State Ferry Riders Can Use HERO Line to Report Line Cutters
Link to article in The Seattle Times:


10) Flinc Will Turn Your Car Into a Taxi (Fare Included)
Link to CNET News blog:


11) The Future of… Parking
Link to video on ZDNet:


12) Florida Road System to Warn of Panthers
Link to article in The News-Press:


13) More Cities Ban Digital Billboards
Link to article in USA Today:

14) Cell Restriction Included in Proposed Commercial Motor Vehicle Texting Ban
Link to article in Land Line:

15) Drones May be Sent Soon to Help with US-Mexico Border Security, DHS Secretary Says
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


16) Motolingo Brings Telematics to Clunkers
Link to CNET News column:


17) An Easier Way to Use Bus Tracker
DePaul University puts tracking information on public displays around campuses.
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:


18) Pune Municipal Corporation’s Intelligent Transport System Draws Flak
Link to Express News Service article:

19) Bangalore’s Traffic Nightmare
Technology may help commuters.
Link to article and video on GlobalPost:

20) RAC Traffic Review
Link to review on Know Your Mobile:

21) Hey Los Angeles Metro, How About Some Accurate Information?
Link to blog on KTLA-TV:


22) Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch on Toyota’s PR Disaster
Link to CNBC video:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Experience from Others: How to Successfully Apply the ITS Knowledge Resources for Decision Making – April 15

Today in Transportation History    
1965 **45th anniversary** Gemini-3, the first two-person NASA space flight, was launched.

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