Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 22, 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.

AVIATION

1) Flight Data Recorders Could Go Online

Link to article in Aviation Week:

http://bit.ly/boLTfE

CAMERAS

2) Saher Traffic Camera System to be Launched in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Soon

Link to article in the Saudi Gazette:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2010072278864

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Will Your Transponder Rat You Out for Speeding? That's Where the Toll Road Advocates are Taking Us

Link to column in The Star-Ledger:

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2010/07/will_your_transponder_rat_you.html

PARKING

4) Boston T's New Electronic Parking System Attracts Users Before Debut

Link to blog in the Boston Herald:

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/news/on_the_t/index.php/2010/07/21/ts-new-electronic-parking-system-attracts-users-before-debut/

TELEMATICS

5) GM's OnStar: There's an App for That

Smartphone application will allow remote locking of doors and starting of engine.

Link to article on CNNMoney.com:

http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/21/autos/onstar_app/

TRANSIT

6) Public Transit CIOs Form Consortium

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/766597

7) Chicago Evaluating Magazine Vending Machines for Stations

Link to article in Metro:

http://www.metro-magazine.com/News/Story/2010/07/CTA-evaluating-magazine-vending-machines.aspx

8) Where the H____ is My Bus? New York City Tries to Answer

Link to blog on Transportation Nation:

http://transportationnation.org/2010/07/21/where-the-h_-is-my-bus-nyc-tries-to-answer/

VEHICLES

9) Volvo's Intruder Heartbeat Detector Option Going Bye-Bye

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2010-07-22-gadget22_ST_N.htm

10) Why Didn't the Media Do a Better Job on Toyota?

Link to commentary in Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2010/0809/opinions-toyota-cars-acceleration-brakes-93-and-counting.html

News Releases

1) Intelligent Transportation Developers and Managers to Gather Near Jacksonville to Share Innovative Ideas

2) Amtrak and Concur Provide Business Travelers with Access to Nationwide Rail Content

3) Illinois DOT Deploys BlueTOAD by TrafficCast to Monitor Road Speeds on Eisenhower Expressway

Upcoming Events

Social Media in the Transportation Industry: Implications for Change – July 27 – Newark, New Jersey

http://www.njtpa.org/Involved/events/SocialMediaSymposium.aspx

Today in Transportation History

1810 **200th anniversary** The Spanish merchant ship Aftrivedo was wrecked off Anegada Island.

http://www.blytmann.com/wrecks1.htm

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