Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 8, 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) FAA: Dangerous Runway Incidents Down 50%

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from the FAA:


2) Louisiana Appeals Court Rules Against New Orleans Traffic Cameras

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


3) TomTom in Mapping Joint Venture with China's AutoNavi

Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:


4) Chicago Should Track All Taxis by GPS, Inspector General Says

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,taxicab-tracking-system-1100810.article


5) 15 Top Transportation Apps for Planes, Trains, and Cars

Link to article in PCWorld:


6) US Transportation Chief Weighs Urging a Ban on All Phone Use by Drivers

Link to Bloomberg article:

7) US Travelers Must Provide Personal Data to Airlines

Link to article in USA Today:

8) First Responders Looking Forward to New 4G Network

Link to article in Government Technology:


9) Smart Travel Card to Ease Global Travel

Link to article in The Telegraph:


10) What is 511 PA?

Link to story on WNEP-TV:,0,2084811.story


11) Ford Invites More Development of Car Apps

Link to IDG News article:

12) Ford, Audi Turning CES Into a Car Show

Link to CNET blog:

13) Plugging the Car Into the Future

Link to blog in The Irish Times:

News Releases

1) Michigan DOT And Taiwan to Collaborate on ITS Project

2) Washington State DOT Launches Online Highway Maintenance Survey

3) FAA's Air Traffic Activity Data System (ATADS) Guide for Airport Operations

Upcoming Events

New England Electronic Commerce Users' Group Fall Conference – October 21 – Westborough, Massachusetts

Friday Bonus

Usually this spot is filled with a humorous item, but this week I'd like to dedicate it to Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller of the US Army. This week he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. Sgt. Miller is the son of Phil and Maureen Miller. Phil is an Associate VP for PBS&J.

Today in Transportation History

1860 **150th anniversary** The first telegraph line between San Francisco and Los Angeles opened.


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