Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register for IBTTA’s Transportation Summit of South Africa

Register now for IBTTA’s Transportation Summit of South Africa, March 11-13, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. This summit marks the first ever IBTTA meeting in Africa and kicks off our 2012 education series. This summit will focus on the South African experience in toll concessions, technological innovation, policy and finance. You’ll hear expert presentations and best practices, have an opportunity to tour the newly opened Gauteng Open Road Tolling Project (GFIP), attend networking events and meet with exhibitors offering solutions for your company’s business needs. View the preliminary brochure, make your hotel and travel reservations, and register today!


1) The Top 10 Tech-Friendly US Airlines

Link to article in PCWorld:


2) Polis Publishes Paper on ITS and Urban Mobility

Link to article from ERTICO:

Link to paper:

3) Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems and the 'Digital Divide'

Link to Terranautix blog:


4) New York City DOT Testing Sensors to Signal Open Parking Spaces

Link to article in the Daily News:

Link to additional information from New York City DOT:


5) Storm Puts Chicago's New Snowplow Tracker to Test

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to Plow Tracker:

6) Transportation Mashup: Re-thinking Public Engagement

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


7) UK County Says 16-Year Wait for Road Markings

Link to article in the Staffordshire Newsletter:


8) Transportation Security Administration Adopts Coast Guard's Emergency Alert System

Link to article in Government Computer News:

9) Arizona Bill Would Ban Cellphone Use by Teen Drivers with Learner's Permits

Link to Capitol Media Services article:

10) Winter Edition of Safe Highway Matters

Link to newsletter:


11) New York City Taxi Receipts to Get Advertisements

Link to article on Transportation Nation:


12) Will Concept Cars Ignite the Telematics Market?

Link to article on Telematics Update:


13) South Shore Plans to Install Free Wi-Fi for Riders

Link to article in The Times:


14) Delaware DOT Developing 511 System

Link to article in The News Journal:

15) Traffic Warning System Launched, Put to Test in Springfield, Missouri

Link to story on KYTV-TV:,0,310314.story

16) Edmond, Oklahoma Gets $1.7 Million for Citywide Traffic and Communications System

Link to article on Know It Edmond:


17) Volvo's CEO Says Less is More in Infotainment

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

18) Santa Clara University Law School to Hold Conference on Self-Driving Cars Friday

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

Link to news release from Santa Clara Law:

News Releases

1) Iowa's 511 Communications Network Expands to Twitter

2) MIT Selected by US DOT to Lead New England Consortium on Transportation Safety and Livable Communities

3) Radiate Media Partners with TrafficLand to Enhance Traffic Content Offerings with Real-Time Video Feeds

4) Global Personal Navigation Device Shipments Declined 33 Million Units in 2011

5) Clarion Safety Systems President New Chairman of Preeminent Safety Communication Standards Committee

6) Delta Named Top Tech-Friendly US Airline


- Request for Information – VDOT Transportation Operations Center and Advanced Transportation Management Systems Services – Virginia Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events

2012 Mid-America Trucking Show – March 22-24 – Louisville, Kentucky

Today in Transportation History

1937 **75th anniversary** Howard Hughes set an aviation speed record flying from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey is 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at

TCN archives:

Become a TCN fan on Facebook!

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at

© 2012 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC

No comments: