Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 15, 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. Hotel cut-off is September 10, 2010. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and register today!


1) Technique, Air Controller's Phone Call Cited in Fatal Hudson River Plane-Helicopter Crash

Link to CNN story:

Link to news release from the National Transportation Safety Board:

2) Some Interviews for Tampa Airport Top Job Will be Open to Media

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

3) Indian Passengers Can Soon Use Mobiles Before Aircraft Gates Open

Link to article in The Economic Times:


4) Czechs Ban Google from Expanding 'Street View'

Link to AP article:


5) Nokia Ovi Maps Getting Traffic, Transit, Check-Ins

Link to article in Mobile:

6) TeleNav Debuts Navigation-Based Ads

Link to article in Online Media Daily:

7) Megabus Driver was Checking Own GPS Device When Fatal Crash Occurred

Link to article in The Post-Standard:


8) New Smart Phone Parking Applications Get Interactive

Link to article in Parking Today:


9) Metric Interstate Divides Arizonans

Link to article in The New York Times:


10) To Text or Not to Text During Emergencies

Link to article on Nextgov:


11) GM Relaunches OnStar with Wi-Fi, News Podcasts and More to Challenge Ford Sync

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

Link to news release from General Motors:

12) OnStar Trying to Out-Sync Ford's Sync

Link to column on CNBC:

13) Hughes Telematics: 'Consumers Will Become More Dependent on 'Always Connected''

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

14) Telematics: Reinventing Auto Insurance Part III

Link to article in Insurance & Technology:


15) Metra: No 'Quiet Cars' in Chicago Area

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6387928.story

16) Lothian Buses Attempt to Improve Services with Early Arrival Warnings to Drivers

Link to article in The Journal:

17) Baku, Azerbaijan's Buses to Go High-Tech

Link to article on News.Az:

18) 700MHz – Public Safety and Mass Transit

Link to commentary in Mass Transit:


19) Soon, Pune Traffic Police Web Site Will Update You on Traffic Conditions

Link to article in The Indian Express:

News Releases

1) Security and Telecommunications Market Leaders Form Secure City Technology Alliance

2) Global Traffic Network Launches Its Mobile Traffic Alerting System in Kansas City

3) Penn State Video Illustrates Benefit of GPS Technology in Disasters

4) Research and Markets: Intelligent Transport Systems-Dedicated Short Range Communications in 5.9 GHz Band: Technologies and Markets

5) US ITS Penetration of 11.2% Offers Tremendous Opportunity

Upcoming Events

Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC) Annual Meeting – October 18-19 – Phoenix

Today in Transportation History

1830 **180th anniversary** The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened.


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