Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 11, 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 www.ibtta.org.


1) San Jose, California Airport First to Get State-of-the-Art Explosive Detectors
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) Unmanned Planes Could Begin Flying Over Texas in a Matter of Months
Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:

3) Air Traffic Control Architecture Taxis Down the Runway
Link to article in Government Computer News:

4) Airport Wi-Fi: Free of Fee
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

5) Aviation Week Grounds Top Critic of Gajillion-Dollar Jet
Link to blog in Wired:


6) TomTom Fights to Stay on Right Path
Link to article in the Financial Times:


7) Washington State DOT to Begin Education Campaign About All-Electronic Tolling
Link to article in the Bellevue Reporter:


8) Exploring the Science Behind Traffic Lights
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

9) An EKG for Cracking Bridges
Link to article on CNNMoney.com:


10) New York City Mayor Views London's Transit Camera System
Link to AP article:

11) New Emergency Radio System for Canadian Maritime Provinces
Link to CBC News story:


12) Advertising Does Its Part in War on Terror
The New York MTA's 'If You See Something, Say Something' slogan goes global.
Link to article in Advertising Age:

13) Smart Phones + Shared Cars = Better Urban Living
Link to article in New Urban News:

14) Take the Tomato Two Stops to the Sunflower
The colors of the New York City subway maps have secret names.
Link to article in The New York Times:


15) Traffic Alert System Launched in Hungary for Smart Phones
Link to article in the Budapest Business Journal:


16) Interactive Vehicles to Boost Traffic Safety and Convenience in Thailand
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

17) Car of the Future Could Include Personalized Dashboards
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Transforming Transportation: Customer Value and Integration - May 26 - Boston
Join Pioneer and Northeastern's Institute for Strategic Transportation Studies as state and national transportation experts look at the lessons learned as Massachusetts has reformed its transportation bureaucracy and what other states can learn from Massachusetts' experience.   Joining Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of MassDoT will be the heads of the NJ and NH DOTs, as well as top executives from the MBTA, the San Francisco Bay Area MTC and the North Texas Tollway Authority.  The session will be from 8 am-10 am at the Suffolk Law School.  To attend, or for more information, please contact Shannon Garber at sgarber@pioneerinstitute.org or 617-723-2277 ext 217.

Today in Transportation History    
1820 **190th anniversary** The HMS Beagle, best known for transporting Charles Darwin on his survey journey, was launched.

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