Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. DOT to Host Conference to Discuss Major Vehicle Safety Research Results

There is still time to register for the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) public meeting that will be held in the metropolitan Detroit area on October 20, 2010. Members of the industry and U.S. DOT project team will discuss test results from the one-year field operational test (FOT) in which 10 heavy trucks and 16 passenger vehicles accumulated 900,000 miles of driving data. The meeting will also include a discussion of the FOT data system and how it might be accessed for future research. The Heavy Truck FOT Key Findings report is now available.

Click here for registration and additional information. Online registration deadline is October 15.


1) October Edition of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) Newsletter Online

Includes articles on in-flight and airport communications and entertainment.

Link to newsletter:


2) Judge Suspends New Orleans' Traffic Camera Program

Link to story on WDSU-TV:

3) Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chattanooga, Red Bank Traffic Cameras

Link to article in The Chattanoogan:


4) A Report on NaviForum Shanghai 2010

Link to article in Inside GNSS:


5) Fluorescent Traffic Signs Help Taipei Pedestrians

Link to article in The China Post:


6) Buckley and Drury, UK Residents Worried About 'Misleading' Bridge Signs

Link to article in The Flintshire Chronicle:


7) Should Public Safety Network be Public/Private?

Link to article in Government Computer News:


8) Cleveland RTA Launches Ridership Campaign on Facebook

Link to article in Metro:

9) TriMet Launches 'Making a Difference' Web Site to Highlight Positive Stories About Employees

Link to blog in The Oregonian:

Link to site:


10) Boston T Begins Posting Data on Trains Today

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

Link to news release from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority:

11) Researchers Argue for Smarter Traffic Lights

Link to IDG News article:

Link to study:

12) Traffic Cams Help Make Commute Easier in Orange, California

Link to article in The Orange County Register:

13) Synthesis of Active Traffic Management Experiences in Europe and the United States

Link to report from FHWA:


14) Auto Supplier Visteon Emerges from Bankruptcy

Link to AP article:

News Releases

1) Iconosys Announces a New Lifesaving Solution for Drivers with Collision Watch

2) Upgrading the Airport Experience: Airside Mobile Platform and App Launches with Mobile Boarding Pass Capability for Five Major US Airlines

3) FEMA Announces Adoption of New Standard for Emergency Alerts

4) Survey Reveals Youth Market is Ready to Use Their Mobile Phones as a Wallet

5) NavFree: iPhone & iPad Turn-by-Turn Navigation - No Cost

6) Transport NSW Adds Twitter Updates for Real-Time Public Transport Information

Upcoming Events

The Western High-Speed Rail Alliance Conference 2010 - October 13-15 – Las Vegas

Friday Bonus

One of the lesser-known villains from Gotham City.

Today in Transportation History

1940 **70th anniversary** The original section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, between Irwin and Carlisle, opened.


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