Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to Address 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 program and register. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Turkish Civil Aviation Authority Seeks Better English Skills for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

Link to article in the Hürriyet Daily News:


2) Inside the Busy, Stressful World of Air Traffic Control

Link to article in The Atlantic:


3) Air Traffic Control: How It Started and Where It's Headed

Link to article on AOL Travel:


4) Airport Resilience and Preparedness

Airports and airlines need to prepare for high-stress situations, including having a communications plan.

Link to blog on Reuters:



5) Google Creeps Deeper with Street View Trikes

Link to column and video on CNET News:



6) Live Traffic Updates Coming to iGo My Way

Link to article in Macworld:



7) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – March 2011

Link to newsletter:



8) Salem, Oregon Seeks Better Communication Tools

Graduate students look for ways to increase civic engagement.

Link to article in the Statesman Journal:


9) Improving US DOT Project Delivery and Planning Through Outreach and Guidance to Tribes

Link to article in Successes in Stewardship:



10) Transgender Riders Want SEPTA to Drop Gender Designation on Passes

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:



11) Citroën Launches Door-to-Door Travel Search Web Site

Link to article on Tnooz:


News Releases

1) ITS America Announces Call for Entries for 2011 Best of ITS Awards

2) Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse Launches Ad Campaign and Unveils New Educational Resources

3) Test Area for Intelligent Transport in Finland to be Built in Tampere

4) Ford Developers Turn Metro Detroit Into Europe to Test European Version of Sync 911 Assist

5) ITIS Delivers Anonymized Signal Data from Over 17 Million Mobile Devices for Navigation Systems in Germany

6) Miami-Dade Transit to Expand Free Wireless Service

7) Variable Speed Limit System to Begin on M4 in Wales

Upcoming Events

Shipping 2011 – March 21-23 – Stamford, Connecticut


Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** A strike began on the ocean liner, SS California. The strike led to the end of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.



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