Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

BlueTOAD™ is hopping with over 500 installations across the USA.

BlueTOAD by TrafficCast is the industry's leading Bluetooth™ traffic monitoring system. It accurately measures travel times, road speeds and route choice behaviors through anonymous detection of Bluetooth signals from mobile devices inside vehicles, and the vehicles themselves. An advanced software interface is included that automatically calculates the traffic data, in real-time or over time. BlueTOAD minimizes the hassles of technology setup, and affords quick access to meaningful data. BlueTOAD can work independent of local power and data connectivity, or installs directly in traffic signal cabinets. And the new Mini-BlueTOAD is perfect to collect data for studies, performance measures and before/after analysis.

Agencies, consultants and planning organizations in all regions of the country have taken advantage of BlueTOAD's accurate travel time data, origin/destination analysis and cost-effective deployment options. Learn how you can benefit from advanced Bluetooth™ detection. And other options for advanced traffic data services from TrafficCast. Contact Paul Misticawi at (678) 575-0958,


1) Victoria Auditor Backs Speed Camera Reliability

Link to article on ZDNet Australia:

Link to report from the Auditor-General:


2) News from ERTICO

- The Orlando ITS World Congress Interview: US DOT

- The Orlando ITS World Congress Interview: Pat McGowan, World Congress Chair and President of Telvent North America

- The ERTICO Partnership at ITS World Congress


3) IBM Banks on Small Start-ups, Like Streetline, for Big Growth

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


4) Virginia Awards Rest Area Contract that Will Include Kiosks with Travel Information

Link to article in The Free Lance-Star:

Link to news release from the Virginia Governor's Office:


5) Boston's Logan Airport to House First Counterterrorism 'Nerve Center' Based at a US Airport

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

Link to news release from the Massachusetts Port Authority:

6) State Attorneys General Call for Reallocation of Spectrum for Public Safety Network

Link to article in the National Journal:

Link to letter from the National Association of Attorneys General:


7) Integration is the Key to the Future of Telematics

Interview with Newth Morris, President – Teleogis GeoBase and Route, Teleogis.

Link to interview:


8) Mississippi DOT Upgrades Traffic Monitoring System

Link to story and video on WLBT-TV:

Link to news release from Mississippi DOT:

9) Complicated System Helps You Drive Through Roseville, California

Link to article in The Press-Tribune:

News Releases

1) QR Codes, Making It Quick to Get Your Cleveland RTA Schedule

2) Beat the Traffic Adapts Real-Time, 3-D Traffic Maps for International Broadcast Use

3) New Garmin StreetPilot onDemand iPhone App Offers Premium Navigation Starting at $.99

4) Smarteq Launches New Antenna Platform for Professional Automotive Applications

5) New White Paper Finds Usage-Based Insurance Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

6) Love's Travel Stops to Install RFID Technology to Allow Wireless Fueling

Upcoming Events

ITS Ireland Annual Conference – October 6-7 – Galway, Ireland

Today in Transportation History

1811 **200th anniversary** Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville, a French admiral and explorer, died in Paris.

1961 **50th anniversary** The first section of Toronto's Don Valley Parkway opened.


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