Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 6, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Future of Tolling = ORT + Interoperability + YOU

Register Now for IBTTA’s Upcoming Summit, The Future of Tolling – Going Mainstream Through ORT and Interoperability, May 23-25, 2010 in Boston, MA. 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. Download the agenda and register today -- May 17th is the final day to pre-register and have your name included in the final registration list. For meeting details, visit


1) Capitol Hill: Pilots Need Cockpit Technology to Detect Volcanic Ash
Link to article on Nextgov:

2) Spirit CEO Says Carry-on Fees Will be Disclosed
Link to AP article:

3) FedEx and NextGen Avionics: an Interview with FedEx's Senior Advisor for Global Air Traffic Operations
Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:


4) Arizona to Eliminate Speed-Enforcement Cameras on Freeways
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

5) Plan to Give Connecticut First Responders Access to Highway Cameras Fades to Black
Link to article in the Connecticut Post:


6) Filling in Map Gaps with Waze Games
Link to article in The New York Times:


7) US Coast Guard's PIER Delivers the News on Gulf Oil Spill
Deepwater Horizon Response could be a model for how government communicates to the public during disasters.
Link to article on Nextgov:


8) Social Media Both Unites and Divides Federal Workforce
Link to article on Nextgov:

9) Technology Offerings Ease Self-Service Travel
Link to article in The New York Times:


10) Anti-lorries Protest Brings Traffic to Halt at Touch of a Button
Link to article in the Guardian:


11) 'No-Fly List' Flaws Seen in Suspect's Boarding of Plane
Link to article in USA Today:

12) Highway Emergency Call Box Use Down, but Motorists Still Rely on Them on Florida's Treasure Coast
Link to article in The Tribune:


13) How Mass Transit Integrates with Foursquare
Link to blog on ZDNet:

14) How is Transit-Guide HopStop Profitable in a Fight with Google Maps?
Link to video interview in the San Francisco Chronicle:

15) Help in Shaving Minutes Off Your Underground Commute
Link to article in The New York Times:

16) Laval, Ontario Buses Get Talking
Link to article in The Gazette:


17) Ohio DOT's New Traffic Monitoring System May Ease Stress of Driving Around Cleveland
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Talking Operations Webinar: Marketing and Outreach Strategies for Pricing Projects – May 12

Today in Transportation History    
1935 **75th anniversary** The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk took place.

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