Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Upcoming Workshop:  Modern Toll Roads — A New Chapter in Social Responsibility, June 20-22, 2010 in Athens, Greece

This important workshop will focus on the many facets of how modern toll roads and toll road operators can be socially, corporately and environmentally responsible. Through our continued commitment to the environment, economic development and involvement with local communities, we continue to raise the bar to better run and managed road systems. You’ll hear from transportation experts from around the world on topics such as Interoperability, ORT, technology and toll projects with their contribution to social responsibility and quality of life. Please join us in Athens so we can learn and network together on these important topics. Visit IBTTA’s website to view the preliminary program, register and make your hotel and travel arrangements.


1) EU to Hold Major Conference to Push Forward Drones
Link to article in Europolitics:


2) 'Smart' Bus Market Looks Bright for Taiwanese Firms
Organizations showcase what they call the world's first intelligent bus standard.
Link to article in the Taipei Times:


3) Top Cop in Victoria was Pressured to Ignore Faulty Speed Cameras to Protect Revenue
Link to article in the Herald Sun:


4) A New Danish Platform for the Development of Intelligent Traffic
Link to article from ERTICO:

5) 3CoMove Project Kicks Off in Europe
Link to article from ERTICO:

6) Some Business Travelers Like Constant Net Access; Others Don't
Link to article in USA Today:


7) 96 MPH on I-40? 'Travel Times' Off
North Carolina DOT working with vendor to fix problem.
Link to article in The News & Observer:


8) NASA Unveils New Satellite Rescue System to Find Hikers, Boaters
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
Link to news release and video from NASA:

9) Pushy Fliers May Show Up on TSA's Radar
Link to article in USA Today:

10) Private Sector Organizations Earn a Seat in the Emergency Operations Center
Link to article in Emergency Management:

11) Missing Children Alert Coordination Still Lacking In EU
Link to article and story on euronews:


12) Houston Metro Open-Records Lawsuit Settlement Would Pay Lawyers, Improve Transparency
Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


13) Deal to Make Real-Time Traffic Data Available on Navigation Devices in South Africa
Link to article on TechCentral:

14) Review of US Traffic App
Straightforward tool reports on traffic conditions and road obstructions.
Link to review in PC World:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference – June 9-13 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first and only flight together on an airplane at Huffman Prairie Flying Field in Ohio.

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