Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 8, 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!


1) First Commercial Flight Operates with Certified Traffic Situational Awareness System

Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

2) ADS-B Traffic, Weather Now Available in 51 Terminal Areas

Link to article on AOPA Online:

3) Partnering to Modernize Our Nation's Transportation System

Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


4) TomTom Satnavs to Tell Good Drivers from Bad

Link to Reuters article:

Link to news release:


5) 'Intelligent Transport' Plan Being Developed in Qatar

Link to article in the Gulf Times:

6) ADAM (Automation Development for Autonomous Mobility) Project Kicks Off

Link to article from ERTICO:


7) A Bus Depot and a Fight to Photograph New York City

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) February Resources for Transportation Communication Pros

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


9) OnStar Ends FamilyLink Pilot, Examining Next Steps

Link to GM Authority blog:


10) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Bans Alcohol Advertisements on Transit Systems

Link to article in The Tufts Daily:

11) 'Alight?' How About Just 'Exit?'

DC Metrobus sign causes some confusion.

Link to blog in The Washington Post:

News Releases

1) Iteris Awarded $1.5 Million Contract to Extend Maintenance and Operations for Inland Empire's 511 Traveler Information System

2) Marlink Upgrades Global Maritime VSAT Service with iDirect

3) New NNG Platform Integrates Smartphone Technology into Dashboards

Upcoming Events

ATC Global 2012 – March 6-8 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary**

Robert Fowler became the first person to fly across the US from the West Coast to the East Coast.

Emmanouel Argyoropoulos became the first Greek aviator to fly over his homeland. (in Greek)


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