Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 23, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA's Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility Meeting -- October 3-5, 2010 in Raleigh, NC

Join IBTTA Delegates for the final meeting of IBTTA's 2010 Education Series: “Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility – Where the Rubber Meets the Road," October 3-5 in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ll explore how engineering, design, maintenance, operations, and security roles have come together to address the challenges of operating modern, sustainable, technologically advanced and economically viable toll facilities. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and register today!


1) FAA Will Soon Stop Mailing Two Types of Notices to Aircraft Owners in Favor of E-mail Delivery

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2) Turbulence Ahead for FAA's NextGen

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3) United Fined $12,000 for Erroneously Reporting Tarmac Delay Violations

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


4) E-ZPass Fines Have Desired Effect

Delays at Rhode Island's Pell Bridge down dramatically after penalties for improperly installed transponders.

Link to story and video on WPRI-TV:


5) Audi Touch Navigation Lets Drivers Write with Their Fingertips

Link to article in USA Today:

6) Making GPS Easier to Understand

Link to article in The New York Times:


7) Social Media Improving Boise Police Communication with Public

Link to story and video on Northwest Cable News:


8) Acquiring Spectrum for Broadband Service on Trains

Link to interview in Mass Transit:


9) Montana DOT Provides Cell Phone Pull-Outs on Highways

Link to article in MDT's Newsline: (page 2)

10) IntelliDrive Presentations at TRB ITS Committee Mid-Year Meeting

Link to presentations:


11) BART Board to Debate Increasing Revenue with Video Monitors, Train Ads

Link to blog in the San Francisco Chronicle:

12) Cell Bound: Why It is Hard to Ignore Public Mobile Phone Conversations

Link to article in Scientific American:

Link to abstract of study in Psychological Science:

News Releases

1) American Airlines Provides Mobile Widget to Identify Wi-Fi Equipped Aircraft

2) FCC Frees Up Vacant TV Airwaves for 'Super Wi-Fi' Technologies

3) Siemens Acquires Republic Intelligent Transportation Services

4) IBM to Open Analytics Center in Zurich Which Will Look at Advanced Traffic Management

Upcoming Events

2010 MASITE Annual Meeting – October 14-15 – Hershey, Pennsylvania

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Jorge Chávez Dartnell became the first person to fly over the Alps. He died four days later due to the hard landing on the flight.


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