Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 21, 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. Held in concert with this Workshop, IBTTA will offer a live webcast of the general session “Tolling Technology: Initiatives and Impacts” on Monday, May 16 at 8:30am (Central Time). to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Recent Air Controller Incidents No Sign of Crisis, Experts Say

Link to article in USA Today:

2) E-coupons Save Money at Atlanta Airport

Link to article on

3) Understanding Apps versus Mobile Web for Airlines and Airports

Link to article on Tnooz:


4) Russia’s New Smartphone Lays Down Challenge for GPS

Link to BBC News story:


5) Religious Conventions: Tending Big Flocks

Transportation issues need to be addressed when large gatherings come to smaller cites.

Link to article in Small Market Meetings:

6) GEWI Newsletter – March/April 2011 (Europe)

Link to newsletter:


7) Putting the PR in Parking

Link to commentary in Parking Today:


8) New Terror-Alert System Announced; Colored Warnings Scrapped

Link to article and video in USA Today:

Link to news release from the US Department of Homeland Security:

9) Airport Screeners Need Runoff Vote to Choose Union

Link to AP article:


10) Qualcomm: ‘Telematics is the New Roadmap for Insurance Companies’

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

11) With Train on Backing Vocals, Ford Sings the Body Telematic

Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Leasing Companies Not ‘Grasping’ Telematics

Link to article in BusinessCar:

13) New York Auto Show Demo: Mercedes’ mbrace Telematics

Link to blog in Motor Trend:


14) Apps for Massachusetts Commuter Rail Info on Track to Arrive Next Month

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

15) A Different Mindset Drives the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Link to article in Mass Transit:


16) Improving Traffic Signal Timing Based on Approaching Speed and Density

Link to article in ITS Institute Update:


17) Can Fuel Economy Displays Promote Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving?

Link to article in ITS Institute Update:

News Releases

1) Deadline Extended to June 30th for 2011 National Safety Awards

Upcoming Events

8th ITS European Congress – June 6-9 – Lyon, France

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Maj. Robert White set a speed record of 3,074 mph in the X-15's first full-throttle flight.


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