Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Transportation Finance and Policy Summit ― July 17-19, Baltimore, MD

Hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority, IBTTA’s Transportation Finance and Policy Summit will feature interactive sessions covering the full range of issues affecting transportation finance, policy and funding from the action of central banks and congressional reauthorization to regulations affecting TIFIA and other credit assistance programs. Meeting highlights include: featured lunch speaker Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, Maryland DOT; technical tour of the new Intercounty Connector; ceremony recognizing Mary Turkington, Kansas Turnpike Authority Chairman, as an IBTTA Honorary Member; and evening event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Orioles vs. Red Sox). Visit www.IBTTA.org/BALTIMORE to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Two More Air Traffic Controllers Caught Sleeping, FAA Says

Link to Bloomberg article:


2) FAA to Fliers: Put Down that Magazine!

Link to article on MSNBC:


3) How to Follow European Ash Cloud Travel Updates on Social Media

Link to article on Tnooz:



4) As Seniors Increase, a Push to Make Streets Safer

Link to story and audio on NPR's Morning Edition:



5) Yellow Dot Car Program Speeds Help to Crash Victims

Link to article in USA Today:



6) From Here to There: Marketing and Branding Public Transport

Link to blog on TheCityFix:


7) Mind the Map! The Impact of Transit Maps on Path Choice in Public Transit

Link to blog on The Transportationist:



8) Ofcom Re-Awards More Services Licenses to Integrated Transport Information Services

Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:


9) Eyes in the Sky to Tackle Traffic in Trinidad and Tobago

Link to article in the Daily Express:


New Gadgets to Cut Road Deaths by Half


10) Kentucky Transportation Center Opens New Traffic Operations Lab

Link to article in The Link:

http://www.kyt2.com/assets/files/uploads/link_newsletter_Spring_2011.pdf (page 11)


11) Is Google Motors the New GM?

Link to article in Fortune:


12) Google Scientist: Robot Cars Could Address Nation's Transportation Infrastructure Crisis

Link to article on Talking Points Memo:


13) Louisiana House Panel Approves Bill for Split-Viewing Screens in Front Seat of Vehicles

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


14) Automotive Black Boxes, Minus the Gray Area

Link to article in Wired:


News Releases

1) iFly.com to Help Travelers Find Their Way Through Airports with New GPS Terminal Maps

2) China and Other Developing Markets to Drive Commercial Telematics Systems to $12 Billion by 2016

3) SITA Partners with CDNetworks to Power Airline Online Performance

4) Green, Clean and ITS: Automotive M2M Comes of Age

5) TARTA to Provide Riders with Mobile Access to Bus Schedules

6) Ferry Times, NY Waterway's All-New Customer Newsletter Launches

7) Google Transit Adds Route and Schedule Information for Delhi and Ahmedabad Buses

8) New York MTA Relaunches Website to Streamline Access to Key Travel Info and Add New Features


- US DOT Seeks Comments on National ITS Architecture


- Call for Speakers – Polis Annual General Assembly and Annual Conference


Upcoming Events

AAAE General Aviation Issues and Security Conference – June 26-28 – St. Louis


Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi after disembarking from their bus.



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