Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 20, 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) PUFF, Just Like that US Air Force Predicts Volcanic Cloud Path
Link to article on Nextgov:


2) UK Speed Camera Can Track Cars for Miles
Link to article in The Sun:


3) Troubling New Toll System in Japan
Link to editorial in The Japan Times:


4) Tracking of Ships Near Great Barrier Reef to be Extended
Link to article in the Telegraph:


5) Louisiana House Directs State Not to Share Driver’s License Info for National ID Card
Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


6) CN Warning System Failed in Fatal Illinois Crossing Collision
Link to article in the Daily Herald:


7) Next Up: A Smarter Streetlight
Link to article in The New York Times:


8) Biometrics Make Headway with Distance Identification
Link to UPI article:

9) California to Track 911 Calls Statewide Through Centralized System
Link to article in Government Technology:


10) Red X’s Mark Atlanta Start to Transit Cut Protests
Link to AP article:

11) Virginia’s Hampton Roads Transit to Receive Online Performance Tracking Tool
Link to article in the Daily Press:

12) Los Angeles Metro: Promoting Mass Transit
Agency is marketing its services as if it were a private company.
Link to article and video on Vimeo:


13) Garmin Takes Real-Time Traffic to Germany
Link to article in the Kansas City Business Journal:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
IntelliDrive for Transit 101 Workshop – May 4 – Houston

Today in Transportation History    
1980 **30th anniversary** The Mariel boatlift was launched from Cuba to Florida.

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