Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Interoperability and All-Electronic Toll Collection Workshop ― May 15-17, Plano, TX

Register today for IBTTA’s Interoperability and All-Electronic Toll Collection Workshop, the fifth in a series of workshops focused on violations enforcement, open road tolling, all-electronic toll collection (AETC), and interoperability. Through both general sessions and simultaneous breakout sessions, this conference will focus on lessons learned, case studies, business rules, and future decision making about AETC, interoperability, and the implications of universal vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging. to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) FAA Official Out Amid Sleeping-on-the-Job Cases

Link to story and video on CNN:

Link to statement from FAA Administrator:

2) Changes on the Way for Orlando International Airport? 'Airport of the Future' Hits Snag

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,7474708.story


3) Traffic Cams Catch Drunk Drivers in Minnesota

Link to story and video on KMSP-TV:

4) Interview with TrafficLand: Traffic Camera Aggregation

Link to podcast on GPS Business News:

(Free link to podcast only available for a limited time)


5) Will London's New Wayfinding System Get More People Walking?

Link to blog on This Big City:


6) Inaugural Newsletter of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance

Link to newsletter:


7) NOAA Eyes Upgrade of Outdated Tsunami Warning Centers

Link to article on Nextgov:

8) Kentucky Releases App to Report Suspicious Activity

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to news release from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security:


9) The Trajectory Group: 'Telematics is Finally Here to Stay'

Link to interview in Telematics Update:


10) Transportation Management Center Opens in Springfield, Missouri

Link to story and video on KOLR-TV:


11) HD Radio Looks to 'The New Dash'

Link to article in Radio World:

News Releases

1) Georgia DOT Re-launches Improved NaviGAtor 511 Travel Information System: Features New Technology, Smartphone App and Sponsorship Partners

2) #1 Issue for Consumers in FAA Reauthorization is Making Airline Hidden Fees Visible, Finds New Survey by Consumer Travel Alliance

3) Navigon Updates iPhone Navigation App with Augmented Reality and Safety Camera Features

4) GO Transit Launches Online Customer Panel: Let GO Know

5) Study: Voice-Based Navigation Safer Way to Get Around

6) Freight Transport Association Trial Finds that Telematics Brings Convincing Returns to Smaller Fleets

Upcoming Events

2011 ITS-NY Eighteenth Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition – June 9-10 – Saratoga Springs, New York

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** A sub-committee of the American Standards Association approved the standard size of shipping containers of 8'x8' with a length of 10, 20, 30 and 40 feet.


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