Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 3, 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) FAA Keeps ADS-B Date, but Questions Remain
Link to article in Aviation Week:

2) British Airways Red-Faced Over Faux Image of Bin Laden Boarding Pass
Link to article on Yahoo News:

3) FedEx Goes Next-gen, Industry Collaborates on Integrated Operations
Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:

4) Boeing is Bullish on NextGen Aviation Research Center in New Jersey
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:


5) Google Gung-ho on Mapping Biz in India
Link to article in the Deccan Herald:


6) Cogo to Make Navigation, Other Software for Chinese Automaker, Geely
Link to AP article:

7) ABI: 'TomTom Ultimately Risks Relegation to the Role of Niche Player'
Link to article on GPS Business News:


8) Missouri Attorney General Promotes Traffic Stops Data Web Site
Link to story on KRCG-TV:

9) More Companies to Supply Cargo Tracking Gadgets in Kenya
Link to article in the Business Daily:

10) Ten Suggestions for Those Who Write About Local GIS Implementations
Link to article in Directions:


11) Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern Talk Positive Train Control
Link to video in Progressive Railroading:


12) Survey: More Support Road Rules
Link to article in USA Today:


13) Chicago Transit Authority Told by Courts It Cannot Ban Ads for Mature Video Games
Link to article in The Escapist:

14) 14 Transit Apps that Take Advantage of Los Angeles Metro Data
Link to article in The Source:

15) Transit Maps in the Palm of Your Hand (No Refolding Required)
Link to column in The New York Times:


16) NPR CEO Says All Cars Will Have Internet Radios
Link to article in Barrons:

17) Audi 'Travolution' Syncs Cars to Traffic Lights, Saves Fuel
Link to CNET review:
Link to news release from Audi:

18) With Advanced Sensors, Cars Become Increasingly Capable of Driving Themselves
Link to article from New Scientist:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Navigation and Location Summit Europe – June 15-16 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History    
1940 **70th anniversary** The Luftwaffe bombed Paris.

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