Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 28, 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. Visit to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) FAA Administrator Presses Congress, Airlines to Invest in NextGen

Link to article in Air Transport World:


2) Call for Text Messages to E-ZPass Users with Low Balances

Link to article in Newsday:


3) Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures: Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons, HAWKs, Sharrows, Crosswalk Markings, and the Development of an Evaluation Methods Report

Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration:


4) New Alberta Highway Sign Policy Tells You Name of the Road, but Not Where It Goes

Link to audio report on CBC's Calgary Eyeopener:

5) To Get Safer Streets, Traffic Lights and Stop Signs Aren't the Answer

Link to blog on Streetsblog New York City:


6) Amtrak Police Website Becomes Latest Tool in Protecting America's Railroad

Link to article in Amtrak Ink: (page 16)


7) ATX: 'Hardware has to Become More Important so It Can Become Less Important'

Link to interview in Telematics Update


8) You Can't Trust the New Wellington Real-Time Bus System

Link to blog on The Wellingtonista:


9) Ohio DOT Unveils Traffic Command Center

Link to story on WCMH-TV:

10) Boston T Expanding Real-Time Tracking to Commuter Rail

Passengers more impressed with bus tracking than subway tracking.

Link to story on

News Releases

1) California Department of Motor Vehicles Adds Appointment Reminders

2) International Transport Workers' Federation Launches 'No to Transport Violence' Film

3) Telvent to Implement Global Maritime Management Platform for the Port of Barcelona

4) Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches App that Aggregates Best-of-Market Travel Apps and Mobile Websites

5) SatNav's Live Traffic Smartphone App Launched

Upcoming Events

IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety – July 10-12 – Beijing

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The principle of superconductivity was first published in a paper by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.


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