Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Attend IBTTA Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees and Transportation Finance Summit, April 29-May 1, 2012 in Jersey City, New Jersey

This conference combines the best features of IBTTA's Transportation Finance Summit with the depth of content from the Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees organized by the Texas Department of Transportation Institute and the University of Minnesota in 2009-2011. Sessions will explore the latest studies and pilot programs in mileage-based user fees and the diverse range of financing tools available to toll agencies, state DOTs and local governments. Conference Partners: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Texas Transportation Institute and TRB. Co-Sponsors: I-95 Corridor Coalition, Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance and the Reason Foundation. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel and travel reservations, and register today! www.ibtta.org/jerseycity


1) FAA Bill Passes, Speeding Switch to GPS for Guiding Planes

Link to AP article:


2) 14 Indian Airports to Get New Air Surveillance Technology

Link to article in The Economic Times:



3) Critics Rip Massachusetts Lawmaker's Proposal for ID of Gang Members on Driver's Licenses

Link to article in the Boston Herald:



4) Deadly I-75 Crash Site in Florida Lacked Message Boards and Cameras

Link to story on WESH-TV:


5) Ada County, Idaho Highway District is Tapping Old Technology and New for Smarter Roads

Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:



6) 'See the Blindspots' Campaign Provides New Take on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Awareness

Link to article in the Florida Technology Transfer Quarterly:

http://www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu/CurrentNewsletter (page 4)

7) America's Commercial Vehicles Help Deliver Distracted Driving Message

Link to blog on US DOT's Fast Lane:



8) Duke University Students Take to Bus-Tracking System

Link to article in The Chronicle:


Link to Duke TransLoc: http://duke.transloc.com


9) Cameras Improve Traffic Flow in Waterloo, Iowa

Link to article in The Courier:


10) Grand Rapids, Michigan Camera System Could Help Authorities, Motorists Monitor Traffic

Link to article in The Grand Rapids Press:



11) New Reports Released by US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office

- AASHTO Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Analysis


- An Approach to Communications Security for a Communications Data Delivery System for V2V/V2I Safety: Technical Description and Identification of Policy and Institutional Issues


- Connected Vehicle Environment: Governance Roundtable Proceedings from June 20, 2011


News Releases

1) Smart Card Alliance White Paper Explores Possibilities for NFC in Transit Industry

2) MVA Consultancy Achieves Breakthrough 30% Cost Reduction Using TomTom Traffic Data

3) Atlanta Airport Passengers Lead the World on Smartphone and Self-Service Adoption

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Congestion Pricing – Best Practices in Parking Pricing – February 23


Today in Transportation History

1863 The HMS Orpheus sank off the New Zealand coast with a loss of 189 lives.



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