Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan

Mark your calendar to attend the 17th ITS World Congress at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from October 25-29, 2010. This year’s theme is 'Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' In Busan, Korea's second-largest city, industry leaders will promote and share the latest, cutting-edge ITS technologies and trends. Registration opens in April.  

ITS America is once again hosting a U.S. pavilion at the event. As an exhibitor, you’ll gain access to the projected 3,000 potential customers and partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world.  You’ll also take advantage of the pavilion’s prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. For more information, please contact Patty Del Pozo at 202-721-4238.  


1) Fixes Ordered in Boeing 777 Autopilot Software
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Social Network’s CEO Documents Flight Nightmare Live
Link to column on CNET News:

3) Airport Wars Escalate with Attack Ads Aimed at Rivals
Link to column in USA Today:


4) South Africa Roads Agency Lauds Planned Electronic Toll System
Link to article in The Star:


5) GPS Jammers Illegal, Dangerous, and Very Easy to Buy
Link to Fox News story:

6) Hurricane Researchers Hope GPS Will Help Predict Impact of Storms
Link to AP article:


7) Shippers Seek New Analysis of Rail Technology
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:
Link to news release from the Chlorine Institute:

8) Canadian National Gets Mixed Results on First Report Card
Federal audit says railroad has made a good start communicating with towns along Illinois rail line.
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

9) IT Transformation is on Track at Amtrak
Link to interview on SearchCIO:

10) Amtrak Train Board Signals Times are a-Changing
Link to blog in The Baltimore Sun:


11) Canada Transport Watchdog Raises Safety Concerns
Link to Reuters article:

12) Court Rules Raleigh-Durham Airport Can’t Ban Newspaper Racks
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

13) Worst States for Distracted Drivers
Using iPhones and Blackberrys while behind the wheel in these areas of the country will result in harsh penalties.
Link to article in Forbes:


14) Keeping an ‘Eye’ on the MetroRail
A network of cameras will be monitored for Austin, Texas’ new commuter line.
Link to story and video on KXAN-TV:


15) Singapore LTA Launches One-Stop Mobile Transport Portal
Link to article from my paper:

16) Dreading Cape Cod Traffic this Summer? Let the iCone Help
Link to story and video report on NECN:

17) Maryland Expanding Use of Signs Giving Travel Times
Response 'very positive,' highway spokesman says.
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

18) Maryland Governor Sounds Off on Real-Time Highway Signs
Link to story on WTOP Radio:


19) Texan Accused of Disabling 100 Cars Over Internet
Link to AP article:

20) GM Tinkers with Augmented Reality System for Cars
Link to article in The New York Times:

21) Your Car May Know if a Crash is Your Fault
Link to NPR story:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Mobitrafic – April 5-7 – Lille, France

Today in Transportation History    
1960 **50th anniversary** Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 crashed in Millstone, Indiana with the loss of 63 lives.

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