Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 10, 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 Continues to Deploy New System in Gulf as Air Traffic Nearly Doubles
Link to article on Nextgov:

2) FAA Inspector General to Audit FAA to Determine if Agency is in Step with NextGen
Link to article on AvStop.Com:

3) Management Firm Strives to Make JFK's Terminal 4 Picture Perfect
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

4) Aviation Safety: Improved Data Quality and Analysis Capabilities are Needed as FAA Plans a Risk-Based Approach to Safety Oversight
Link to GAO report:


5) Garmin, TomTom See No Detours for GPS Navigation
Link to article in USA Today:

6) Google Free Nav Enters Continental Europe
Link to article on GPS Business News:


7) Efforts in Gulf to Limit Flow of Spill News
Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Coming to Earth Soon: Nasty Solar Storms
Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:


9) Triangle, Circle, Square: Odd-Shaped Traffic Light Concept
Link to article in Wired:

10) New Beltline Signs Installed Amidst Threats in Oregon
Link to story on KVAL-TV:


11) Highlights from Telematics Detroit
Link to article from Telematics Update:

12) Telematics and Mobile Apps: Building a Big Enough Market
Link to article in Telematics Update:


13) Who Let the Data Out? Comparing Transit Systems’ Open Data Elements
Link to blog from the Los Angeles Metro Transportation Library:


14) How’s Traffic in the Los Angeles Area? Call 511
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

15) Intelligent Signs on Australian Highway Not Up to Speed
Link to article in The Gympie Times:


16) Momentous Innovation
Volkswagen's Electronics Research Laboratory generates technology for now and the future.
Link to article in Das Auto Magazine: (page 6)

17) Mining 'Smart' Engine Data
Link to article in Light & Medium Truck:

News Releases
New Number of UK Highways Agency Information Line Makes Savings All Around
2) Contest Invites Transit Riders to Create Video on Why They Love Transit

Upcoming Events
The Great West Truck Show – June 17-19 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History
1930 **80th anniversary** The tugboat Invader sank in the Kill Van Kull off Staten Island. One person died.

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