Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Less than One Week to the ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston! 

There’s still time to register for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 3 -5! The final program is now available, and includes more than 50 sessions filled with industry experts tackling the hottest transportation issues today. The conference will also feature a 150,000 square-foot exhibit hall featuring the best of ITS technology and products, and high-tech demos, including an 18-wheeler roll-over demonstrating the latest in incident response.
After the Closing Plenary, 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. See you in Houston!


1) New York MTA Test Cameras to Deter Illegal Use of Bus Lanes
Link to story and audio report on WNYC Radio:


2) Maps Designed Specifically for Motorcyclists


3) 45% Call New York City Taxi TVs a Turnoff
Link to article in the New York Post:


4) ITS Network Germany News: Intelligent Roads 2010 Report
Link to article from ERTICO:


5) US Transportation Secretary LaHood, American Idol Winner Team Up Against Texting and Driving
Link to article from Congressdaily:


6) Car Phones Getting Smarter
Automakers push tighter integration with devices, but safety concerns remain.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


7) Your Car: There are Apps for That
Link to story on Fox Business:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Seminar: Data for State and Local Freight Planning – May 19

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** French aviator Louis Paulhan won a $50,000 prize for a flight from London to Manchester.

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