Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

BlueTOAD™ On The Road

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, displayed in color-coded speed maps as well as a dashboard format. 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.

And BlueTOAD is on the road. Distributors are showcasing the technologies at regional trade shows across the country, including, ITS-Arizona on September 29 in Mesa, OTEC in Columbus October 25-26, the Milwaukee ITS-Forum in Milwaukee November 1, GRITS - Gulf Region ITS in Montgomery November 2-4 and ITS-Texas in San Marcos November 9-11. And, of course, the ITS World Congress - Booth #1771 – in Orlando October 16–20. For more information on these and other shows where BlueTOAD will be hopping, visit


1) IBM Launches City Parking Analytics System

Link to IDG News article:

2) Australian Airports Adopt High-Tech Parking System

Link to article in The Australian:

3) Los Angeles Moves to Credit Card Readers and On-Street Sensors for Parking

Link to article in Parking Today:


4) Flexible Traffic Light Wraps Around Trees

Link to article in Wired:


5) Cellphones Come to New York City Subways

Link to segment on WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer Show:

6) Navigating the Garden State: By Train

Link to article on South Brunswick Patch:


7) Virginia DOT Awards Contract for 511 Travel Information System to Iteris

Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Link to news release from VDOT:


8) Verizon: 'We Have to Extend Beyond Cellular,' Including Intelligent Transportation

Link to article in Mobile Communications International:

9) Irish EU Commissioner Gets Update on Advanced Vehicle Technology

Link to article in the Galway Independent:

10) New iPhone Application to Help Dutch Drivers Reduce Their Fuel Consumption

Link to blog on Green Car Congress:

News Releases

1) Share Ride and Transit Advocacy Group Launch Site with Airport Share Ride and Public Transit Information

2) Houston TranStar Wins National Award for Innovation in Providing Travel-Time Information

3) ACS Speeds Up How Riders of NJ Transit Pay for Travel

Upcoming Events

7th Brazilian Congress on Highways & Concessions and Brasvias Exhibition – October 24-28 – Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Today in Transportation History

1066 **945th anniversary** William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England to begin the Norman Conquest.


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