Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Upcoming Summit: The Future of Tolling – Going Mainstream
Through ORT and Interoperability, May 23-25, 2010 in Boston, MA
Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association in Boston for the fourth Summit in a series of workshops focused on the hot topics of ORT and Interoperability. This Summit will bring together transportation experts who will focus on lessons learned, case studies, business rules and future decision-making about all-electronic toll collection, interoperability, violation enforcement, and implications for vehicle miles traveled charging. Breakout sessions are divided into four main categories – On the Road and in the Car; Technology and Backroom Issues; Road Pricing and Financial Issues and In the Public and Policy Forum. IBTTA is exploring opportunities to involve university students and faculty from the Boston area in research connected with the main topics of this Summit. Click here for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda.www.IBTTA.org


1) International Pilots’ Group Wary of Israel’s Anti-hijacking System
Link to article in Haaretz:


2) Bill to Ban Traffic Cameras in Louisiana Scuttled; but Hope Not Gone, Says Rep
Link to story and video on WWL-TV:


3) New Jersey Police Recordings Highlight Gaps in Victim Identifications, Family Notifications Rules
Link to column and audio in The Star-Ledger:

4) Latest Edition of Transport Business International Online
Link to magazine:


5) Deciphering the Movement of Pedestrians in a Crowd
Link to article on ScienceDaily:
Link to article in PLoS ONE:


6) Utah DOT Wants Public Informed About Construction Projects in Works
Link to article in the Deseret News:


7) Amtrak Launches Podcast for Sunset Limited
Link to AP article:


8) Highway Sign in Wisconsin Warns of Dangerous Intersection
Sign is one of only two in the US.
Link to story on KUWS Radio:

9) U-turn Ends German Row Over Traffic Signs
Link to DPA article:


10) Pulitzers for Distracted Driving
Link to blog in The New York Times:

11) Getting the Word Out Through Notifications, Alerts and Warnings
Link to article in Emergency Management:


12) A Better Traffic Information System in Massachusetts – for Free
Link to article in the Telegram & Gazette:


13) Better In-Car Integration Coming to the iPhone with OS 4.0?
Link to blog in The Car Connection:

14) Lane Departure Warning Systems for the Rest of Us
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
International Road Federation World Road Meeting 2010 – May 25-28 – Lisbon

Today in Transportation History    
1860 **150th anniversary** The first westbound Pony Express delivery arrived in Sacramento, California.

1970 **40th anniversary** An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 ruptured while en route to the Moon. 

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