Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 6, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Attend IBTTA's Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop, October 23-25, 2011 in Nashville, TN

IBTTA's Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop will explore challenges and solutions to operating a toll facility. Topics range from emergency management, performance measurement and bridge restoration to safety, design and toll collection in an AET environment. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals with an interest in maintenance, operations, security, technology, engineering, design. Arrive a day early and take part in IBTTA’s Community Service Project — Waterway Clean Up. On Sun., October 23, attendees will have the opportunity to assist Nashville’s flood recovery by participating in a special waterway clean-up project aimed at unclogging the natural water flow by removing trash and debris from a local waterway and its neighboring banks. Visit to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Register by October 7, 2011.


1) Dems Battle GOP Over Cuts to New FAA Air-Traffic Control System

Link to article in The Hill:

2) Medford, Oregon Airport Wants to Sell Ad Space on Tower

Link to story and video on KTVL-TV:


3) Cameras to Warn Rescue Crews of Trains Blocking Cambridge, Ontario Roads

Link to article in The Record:

4) Live and Direct from … Anywhere

Streaming video makes incident management much more manageable.

Link to article on


5) Fleet Sector Risks Being Left Behind in Mobile Information Race

Link to article on FleetNews:

6) How Technology Can Reduce Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution

Link to article on SmartPlanet:


7) Public Record Request Costly for Port of Kennewick, Washington

Request for travel expense records could cost over $100,000.

Link to article from the Tri-City Herald:


8) York Region, Ontario Looks to Social Media to Rename Highway 7

Link to story on CFTR Radio:

9) 2011 Traffic Signal Operations Self-Assessment Now Available

Link to further information from the National Transportation Operations Coalition:


10) Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than Thought: Study

Link to Reuters article:


11) One Radio, Multiple Standards: BMW, Eurecom Implement SDR Car Solution

Link to article in Microwave Engineering Europe:

12) Security Concerns for Next-Generation Automotive Electronics

Link to article in EE Times:

13) LTE Connectivity Expands Infotainment and Telematics Applications

Link to article in EE Times:

News Releases

1) Avego Real-Time Ridesharing Launches in Northern Virginia

2) Co-Cities: Cooperative Mobility Services to Improve Urban Traffic Management

3) European Data Protection Supervisor Calls for Additional Privacy Safeguards for Recording Equipment in Road Transport

4) Mississippi DOT Digital Video Migration Project Recognized in Best of Rural ITS Awards

5) Toyota to Launch Global Cloud Platform-Based Next Generation Telematics Services in Emerging Markets

6) Phillips & Company Launches QR Code Service from Space, Enabling Any Business to Transform Its Rooftop into a Dynamic Marketing Tool through Google Earth, Google Maps

7) Coalition for Transportation Productivity Launches Digital Video Campaign to Promote Federal Truck Weight Reform Legislation

8) Nevada DMV Goes Mobile on iPhone

9) Tampa Airport Sets Up Website to Get Public Input on Redesign

10) CDOT Launches Website for Colorado Bridge Enterprise Projects

11) Operation Lifesaver Launches 'Bad Move' Pedestrian Safety PSA with Online Contest

12) Michigan Transportation Team Unveils App to Record Dangerous Roads and Bridges

13) Popular AASHTO App Now Available On Android OS Devices: App Brings Real-Time Traffic Conditions, National Transportation News and Videos

14) Pandora Hits the Road with Toyota

15) New Software Tool from Cambridge Consultants Improves Data Supplied to Intelligent Transport Systems

Job Postings

- Transit Supervisor – UCLA – Los Angeles, California

- Manager of Marketing – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – Boston, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Connectivity and Mobility Platforms in ITS – October 10

Today in Transportation History

1976 **35th anniversary** Cubana Flight 455 crashed shortly after takeoff from Bridgetown, Barbados. The flight was brought down by two bombs which were placed on board.


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