Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 6, 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) Fliers’ Favorite Airport Freebie? Wi-Fi
Link to article in USA Today:

2) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Signs May Put an End to Terminal Confusion
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:

3) TSA Cracking Down on Bogus Baggage Claims
High-tech surveillance is saving cash, hassles.
Link to article in the Boston Herald:


4) Cameras Make Chicago Most Closely Watched US City
Link to AP article and video:


5) Dallas Area Toll Roads to Go Cashless by Year’s End, Miami Next Spring
Link to article in TOLLROADSnews:


6) Transportation Security Administration TV Studio Goes Tapeless
Link to article in Government Video:


7) High-Speed Rail Toolkit Now Online
Link to article in The Daily Journal:


8) Louisiana House Votes to Cut Some Highway Signs
Legislation would eliminate requirement for signs advising cost and schedule of construction projects.
Link to article in The Advocate:

9) German Researchers Develop Sensors to Detect Bridge Rust
Link to article on PhysOrg:


10) Future Technology at Heart of SmartGate Border Control Kiosks Dispute in New Zealand
Link to article in The Timaru Herald:

11) The iPad: Will It Distract Drivers?
Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:


12) South Korean Government to Install Unified Transport Payment System
Link to article in The Chosun Ilbo:

13) Now Hear This: New York City Subway Service Announcements are a Train Wreck, Survey Finds
Link to article in the Daily News
Link to news release from the Straphangers Campaign:

14) Oyster Card Upgrade Under Way in UK
Link to article in ContactlessNews:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
MIT Short Course – Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares – June 14-18 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History    
1960 **50th anniversary** The Short SC.1, the first British vertical take-off and landing aircraft, made its first in-flight transition.

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