Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan

Mark your calendar to attend the 17th ITS World Congress at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from October 25-29, 2010. This year’s theme is 'Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' In Busan, Korea's second-largest city, industry leaders will promote and share the latest, cutting-edge ITS technologies and trends.Register now.

ITS America is once again hosting a U.S. pavilion at the event. As an exhibitor, you’ll gain access to the projected 3,000 potential customers and partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world. You’ll also take advantage of the pavilion’s prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. For more information, please contact Patty Del Pozo at 202-721-4238.


1) Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Questions NTSB Probable Cause in Hudson Midair Crash

Link to article on AOPA Online:

2) Reno-Tahoe Airport Appeals to Neighbors with Noise and Operations Monitoring System

Link to article in Airport Improvement:


3) Rhode Island to Fine Motorists for Bad E-ZPass Installations

Link to article in The Providence Journal:


4) New York State Transportation Commissioner Ends Silence on Fatal Bus Crash

Link to article in The Post-Standard:

5) Latest News from TTS Italia

Link to article from ERTICO:


6) Giving Traffic Lights a Mind of Their Own Can Reduce Congestion

Link to article in Popular Science:

7) Emergency Call Boxes on Pennsylvania Turnpike in an Age of Mobile Phones

Link to article in TOLLROADSnews:

8) Technology Tells Whether Bridges are 'Dead or Alive'

Link to column in Governing:

9) US House GOP Launches Crowd-Sourced Map of Stimulus Signs

Link to blog in The Hill:

Link to site:


10) London iPhone Apps that Put a Kiwi on the Tube Map

Link to article in the London Evening Standard:


11) Six Technologies to Cure Bad Driving

Link to article in Forbes:

12) The Danger to Terrestrial Radio Posed by Internet Radio in Cars

Link to blog from Mark Ramsey Media:

News Releases

1) Harman Acquires Aha Mobile to Transform the Mobile Infotainment Experience

2) New Web Site for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) News

3) Missouri DOT Offers New Web Site for Bidding, Contracting

4) Automobile Club of Southern California Study: Texting While Driving Doubles from Before State Ban, Reversing Early Trend

5) Missouri State Highway Patrol Vehicles Share Anti-texting Message

6) ERTICO and ITS Russia Sign Memorandum of Understanding

7) Pennsylvania's rabbittransit Unveils New Technology Features

8) Research and Markets: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges for Electric Vehicle Telematics Report Addressing the Business and Technical Challenges

Job Postings

- Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics – US DOT (RITA) – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events

AASHTO Annual Meeting – October 28-November 1 – Biloxi, Mississippi

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** Bob Kiley, former head of Transport for London, the MBTA and New York MTA, was born in Minneapolis.


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