Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — Register Today! Early Bird Discount Ends August 22, 2010

Come to San Diego, September 12-15, 2010, for IBTTA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the year’s most highly-anticipated learning and networking event -- attracting more than 700 toll industry experts and decision makers from across the globe. Under the theme, Sustainable Transportation, the technical program offers tracks focused on innovation, policy, the economy, and the California tolling experience. Hosted by the California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC), this event features interactive seminars, influential speakers, technical tours and special events, informative exhibits and more! Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.


1) Flap Grows Over Plane Towing Tiger Woods Banner Over US Open

Link to article in The Herald:


2) Mobile Map Use on the Rise, Smartphone Apps Drive Growth

Link to ZDNet article:

3) GPS Systems Find More Favor with Farmers

Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

4) Turn Right, My Love

Have GPS voices become the new 'other woman' in American relationships?

Link to column in The New York Times:


5) Vice Chairman of Washington State Transportation Commission Warned about Communications with Washington State Ferries Employees

Link to article in The Journal of the San Juans:


6) Speak Plainly, Residents Tell North Carolina Transportation Department

Link to article in the News & Record:

7) ERTICO - ITS Europe Forum Webcasts Available: 'Bringing Intelligence Into Mobility – Deployment Challenges'

Link to videos:


8) Digital Displays Reduce Stress, Helping Parking Facilities Serve Customers

Link to article in Parking Today:


9) Telematics Awards 2010 Winners Announce

Link to article in Telematics Update:

(Full Disclosure: I served as one of the judges for the awards)


10) SEPTA Approves Changing Name of Pattison Station to AT&T

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

11) Delaware Moves Toward Open Transit Data

Link to article on

12) Transparency Needed from Texas Transit Agencies

Link to commentary in The Dallas Morning News:


13) Intelligent Technology May Divert Traffic Woes in China

Link to article in the People's Daily:

14) No More Traffic Jams? Columbus, Ohio Wants to Upgrade Traffic System

Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


15) At the Extreme End of Artificial Intelligence

Link to article in Forbes:

16) US Congress Considers Funding for In-Car Alcohol Detection System

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) Carnegie Mellon University and Bombardier Join Forces to Launch the New Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator

2) Operation Lifesaver's Distraction PSAs Win Tellys for People's Choice, Editing, Public Service

3) Using the Earth's Magnetic Field to Find a Parking Space

4) Missouri DOT Using New Products to Salvage Highway Signs, Save Money

5) Image Sensing Systems Acquires CitySync

6) Research and Markets: Automatic Number Plate Recognition System Market 2009-2013 Discusses Major Vendors of the Market

Upcoming Events

Modern Protective Structures Short Course – July 19-23 – Arlington, Virginia

Friday Bonus

How do you move traffic from driving on the left to driving on the right when crossing a bridge? Here's one answer.

Today in Transportation History

1950 **60th anniversary** North Korean troops invaded South Korea to begin the Korean War.


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