Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Confirmed as Speaker at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 7-8, Washington, DC

The interest in new business approaches from all-electronic tolling to distance-based road charging will require new relationships and collaboration as well as new legislative and regulatory support. Attend IBTTA’s Legislative Conference to better understand and influence federal and state policymaking. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit with members of Congress during a reception at the U.S. Capitol. Visit www.IBTTA.org to view the agenda and register. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Federal Budget Full of Cuts Boosts Funding for NextGen

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:


2) Sabre, Expedia Warned by US Against Display Bias

Link to Bloomberg article:



3) January Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter

Link to newsletter:



4) Virtual Parking and Payment System to Be Launched in UK

Link to article in Fleet News:



5) Railroad Gates, Warnings Inactive as Two Cars Slam Into Standing Freight Train in Chicago

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:



6) Webinar: 'We're Not in Kansas Anymore'

A recording of a webinar from Global Traffic Technologies on traffic signal priority control in Olathe, Kansas.

Link to YouTube videos:



7) Ottawa Mulls Making Money Off Bus-Tracking Data

Link to CBC News story:


8) Karnataka to Implement Real-Time Bus Tracking System in Mysore, India

Link to article in the Business Standard:



9) Freeway Operations; Regional Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2010

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:



10) BMW Helvetica Font in Lights

Company uses trademarked font on its navigation system screen.

Link to blog in Forbes:


News Releases

1) FAA Forecast Predicts Air Travel to Double in Two Decades: NextGen Investments Necessary to Meet Airspace Demands

2) Navteq Traffic Now Spans Five Continents Outpacing Rivals with More Real-Time Coverage Worldwide

3) Michigan Road Group Announces New Online Pothole Reporting System

4) SAE International Establishes Integrated Vehicle Health Management Technical Committee

5) Recent Acquisition Puts Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. in the Driver’s Seat to Enable the Most Advanced and Feature-Rich Connected Car in the Industry

Upcoming Events

CeBIT – March 1-5 – Hannover, Germany


Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** A Sabena Airlines flight, carrying the entire US Figure Skating team, crashed on approach to Brussels' Zaventem Airport. All 72 people aboard the flight, and one person on the ground, were killed.



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