Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 5, 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). Visit to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Houston Computer Glitch Another Blow to FAA

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


2) Bicycle Planning Gets Smart: Phone App Enlisted to Help Map Future Routes

Link to article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:


3) Placement of Utah School Bus Ads May be Restricted
Link to article in School Transportation News:


4) Are Roadside Call Boxes Obsolete?

Link to video report on KPIX-TV:


5) The Future of Travel Guidebooks on Table Devices

Link to article on Tnooz:


6) New York City Transit Coating Cars in More Ads, 'Dominating' Stations Too

Link to article on Transportation Nation:


7) Toledo Area Traffic Flow Data Posted on Ohio DOT Site

Link to article in The Blade:

8) South Carolina DOT's The Connector – Winter 2011

- South Carolina 511 System has Successful Launch

- Disc Jockey Jackie Dixon is 'the Voice' of 511

Link to articles in The Connector: (page 9)


9) In Arizona, Tea Party License Plate Draws Opposition from Its Honorees

Link to article in The New York Times:

10) Continental AG to Employ Stereo Vision for Driver Assistance Systems

Link to article in EE Times Europe:

News Releases

1) EU to Push for Pan-European Passenger Rail Ticketing with Standardization of Data on Fares and Timetables

2) US DOT Unveils Strong New Measures to Improve Passenger Bus Safety

3) Sustainable Transportation is Focus of IBM Grant Won by University at Buffalo Professor

4) Navteq Announces Real-Time Traffic for Russia

5) Weather Phenomena Most Harmful to Transport in Europe Now Identified

Job Postings

- Civil Engineer Transportation Supervisor-Traffic – Wisconsin DOT - Wisconsin

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Smart Roadside Initiative (SRI) – May 19

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Alan Shepard, onboard Freedom 7, became the first American to travel into outer space.


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