Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS World Congress Reception and Dinner Hosted by ITS Florida

Start the 18th ITS World Congress off with a bang, or at least a beach party, where lush tropical forest meets clear waters. Join the crowd at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove Monday, Oct. 17, 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Sponsored by ITS Florida, this is one of the premier social and networking events at the World Congress. You are welcome even if you are not attending the World Congress; you may register ($100 per person) through ITS Florida at this URL:

This is a fantastic opportunity! Normally Discovery Cove tickets start at several times that much and you’ll enjoy the beauty of the park, live entertainment, dancing, a tasty Caribbean dinner, and great fellowship. Instructions will come with the tickets at registration, or separately if you are not attending the Congress itself.


1) Bing Launches Airport Maps for 42 US Cities

Link to article on TechCrunch:


2) High-Tech Cameras for Olympics 2012 Prove Successful

Link to article on the Dorset Echo:


3) Google Show ‘Helicopter View’ of Routing on Maps

Link to article on Search Engine Land:


4) Tennesseans to Travel with GPS Monitors in Unusual Study on Transportation, Health

Link to article in The Tennessean:


5) US Department of Justice Okays Clear Channel Buying Metro Networks

Link to article on


6) Smart Parking Tech Might be Paying Off in US Cities

Link to article in Government Technology:


7) US Port Security Technology Evolving

Link to story on the Voice of America:


8) Street Smarts

Link to article in Time:,9171,2094362,00.html

9) Traffic Alert Signs to be Posted at New I-94 Tunnel in Wisconsin

Link to article in Milwaukee Small Business Times:

News Releases

1) Announces the Launch of New Travel App

2) Raytheon to Unveil Deployable Air Traffic Control System

3) TomTom Marks the First Year Anniversary of its Traffic Reduction Plan with Launch of International Traffic Foundation

4) National Frequency Allocation Plan Released in India

5) National Parking Association and Parking in Motion Launch Initiative to Increase Real-Time Access for Consumers

Upcoming Events

Webinar: TomTom's Latest: Consumer and Fleet Connected Technologies, ITS Information Systems and Automotive Advancements – October 5

Friday Bonus

How do you get an 85 foot mast under a 65 foot bridge?

Today in Transportation History

1946 **65th anniversary** The US government announces that US Navy vessels will be permanently stationed in the Mediterranean Sea.


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