Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Experience the Ultimate in Technology at the 18th World Congress on ITS this October

Cutting-edge ITS technology solutions will come to life in real time at the 18th World Congress on ITS and ITS America’s Annual Meeting on October 16-20, 2011 in Orlando. Set up in the large parking lot adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, the Technology Showcase consists of live demonstrations by leading transportation agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, and private sector companies like Toyota and Econolite. This year, the Technology Showcase is organized by themes or “villages” that highlight a specific use or application: Safety, Mobility, Environment/Sustainability, and Pricing. It will position central Florida as a “National Test Bed” for connected vehicles, people and infrastructure, with a large-scale demonstration using roadside devices along Orlando’s major corridors and a fleet of test vehicles. The Technology Showcase is the most dynamic way to experience the World Congress—make plans now to attend! For more information and to register


1) Airport Apps Guide Travelers from Security to Takeoff

Link to article in USA Today:


2) Port and Terminal Operating Systems Coordinate Services

Link to article in Port Strategy:


3) Automobile Magazine Founder David E. Davis, Jr. Dies

Link to AP article:


4) I-75 in Florida in Line for 'Smart' Upgrade

Link to article in the Bradenton Herald:

5) FHWA MUTCD Manual Needs to Modernize 'Freeway' and 'Expressway' Definitions

Link to commentary on TOLLROADSnews:


6) Public Safety Experts Gather in Phoenix for Lifesavers Conference

Link to story and video on KTVK-TV:

7) Technology Key to Road Safety

Link to editorial in The Arizona Republic:


8) UK Readies Underground Wi-Fi for 2012 Olympics

Link to article in PCWorld:

9) Google Sets Role in Mobile Payment

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


10) A COMPASS to Divert Drivers Through Traffic

High-tech traffic management system helps guide drivers in Toronto area.

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

11) High-Tech Solutions Sought for Auckland Traffic

ITS summit takes place in New Zealand.

Link to article in The National Business Review:


12) Wi-Fi Cars are Hitting the Information Superhighway

Link to AFP article:

13) Ten Golden Rules for Happier Drivers

Netherland's agency comes up with rules to help drivers use the road network.

Link to commentary in The Washington Post:

14) Tax per Gallon, or per Mile?

Link to blog on CNET:

News Releases

1) SITA and Copenhagen Airport Launch World's First Indoor Augmented Reality Application

2) Torrance Transit Joins Google Transit to Offer Patrons Better Trip Planning Tool

3) University of New Hampshire Gets OK for Real-Time Transit Information Project

4) AAA's Free App Helps Motorists Compare Gas Prices Close to Home and on the Road

5) TRANSCAER Rolling Out Nationwide Safety Training Tour

6) TagMaster Announces Collaboration with Siemens Mobility on Selective Vehicle Detection in Traffic Management Systems

Job Postings

- Post-Graduate Internship: EcoMobility – ICLEI – Bonn, Germany

- Operations Director – State Road & Tollway Authority – Atlanta, Georgia

Upcoming Events

2011 International Transportation Economic Development Conference – May 1-3 – Charleston, West Virginia

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Air Afrique was founded.


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