Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 19, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood to Host Surface Transportation Reauthorization Meeting during ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston 

ITS America has a last-minute addition to the Annual Meeting program that you won’t want to miss! Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will convene a U.S. DOT Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Meeting to solicit the views of key stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of surface transportation programs.  The meeting is scheduled from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, immediately following ITS America’s Closing Plenary featuring keynote presentations by Secretary LaHood and Sam Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM.   
Another great reason to attend ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 3-5 in Houston!


1) NORAD General Warns That Wind Turbines Pose National Security Threat, but He’s Breezy on Details
Link to article in the Colorado Springs Independent:

2) Air Traffic Ban Boosts Video Conferencing – Cisco
Link to Reuters article:

3) Volcano-Stranded Travelers Turn to Social Media
Link to blog on GigaOM:


4) B-cycle Bike-Sharing Program Makes Denver a Roll Model
Link to article in The Denver Post:


5) Tennessee Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Legislation to Place Restrictions on Traffic Cameras
Link to AP article:


6) Cell Phone Satnav Use Surging in Europe
Link to Reuters article:

7) Disney World Bus Accidents: GPS Units on Buses is Distracting, Critics Say
‘Magic in Motion’ allows vehicles to be tracked and re-routed in real-time.
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

8) GPS a Go-Go for Hoboken Community Shuttle Bus
Link to article on Planetizen:


9) New Marine Atlantic Commercial Vehicle Ferry Reservation System has Issues
Link to article in Today’s Trucking News:


10) April Edition of Traffic Technology International Online
Link to magazine:


11) Massachusetts Highway Division Chief has Thousands of Lane Miles on Her Mind Each Day
Link to article in The Boston Globe:


12) As Cellular Service Expands in Subways, Thefts Rise
Link to article in The New York Times:

13) New York City and Philadelphia Transit Goes Real-Time
Link to blog in InformationWeek:

14) Toronto Transit May Opt for ‘Open’ Electronic Fare Payment System
Link to article on IT Business:

15) Smooth Sailing so Far for MyZone Tickets in Sydney
New system allows passage on a range of transport with one ticket.
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:


16) CVIS Report on the Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010
Link to article from ERTICO:

17) New Jersey Traffic Info Improving, but Not Enough
Link to editorial in the Asbury Park Press:


18) VW Car Driven by iPhone Control
Link to video on MarketWatch:

19) Rush to Cash in on Transit Trucks Tracking Devices in Kenya
Move is designed to curb illegal trade.
Link to article in Business Daily:

20) Key Fobs to Keep You Connected to Your Car
Link to article in M2M:

21) euroFOT – Italian Test Site News
Link to article from ERTICO:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Challenge Bibendum – Convention on Sustainable Mobility – May 30-June 3 – Rio de Janeiro

Today in Transportation History    
1995 **15th anniversary** A truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.

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