Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register for 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 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! Registration deadline is April 20, 2012. www.ibtta.org/jerseycity


1) Unmanned ADS-B First for NASA

Link to article in Air Traffic Management:



2) ACLU of Delaware Defends Display of Confederate Flag License Plate by DelDOT Employee on Private Vehicle

Link to article in the Newark Post:


3) Designing a City for the Deaf

Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


4) QR Codes in Transportation: DC DOT Shows the Possibilities

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


5) Intertraffic Amsterdam e-Newsletter

Link to newsletter:



6) For Some, Texting and Walking Don't Mix

Link to story on KCPQ-TV:



7) College Student Charged After Taking Traffic Stop Pictures in Philadelphia

Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:


8) Billboard Campaign Takes Jab at Steel in New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Link to article in The Oakland Tribune:


9) Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:



10) NTSB Pushes Proposal to Bar Hands-Free Calls by Drivers

Link to article in The Detroit News:


11) Technology Makers Share Blame for Distracted Driving, NTSB Chief Says

Link to article in Automotive News:


12) Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter – March 2012

Link to newsletter:



13) Ford Sync Rolled Out in ASEAN

Link to article on just-auto:


(free registration required)

14) How Apps are Changing the Telematics Value Change

Link to article on Telematics Update:



15) How Do They Transmit Stories to Transit TV Monitors?

Link to article on The Source:



16) Controversial Weymouth, UK Transport System Nets National Award

Link to article in the Dorset Echo:


17) Integrated Traffic Management System Proposed for Chennai, India

Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:


News Releases

1) Smart Mobility Challenge Winners Celebrated at the European Parliament

2) TomTom's HD Traffic Saves Drivers Up to 30% Commute Time According to German Aerospace Center Study

3) TomTom Offers Fleet Management on iPad and Android Tablets

4) Saab Ensures Maritime Safety on Dutch Waterways

5) Finalists for 2012 Contactless & Mobile Awards Announced

6) Easytrip's New European Service Allows Irish Companies to Pay Tolls to Russian Border

7) Panasonic Avionics Acquires Majority Stake in AeroMobile Communications

8) New York MTA Restores and Enhances Poetry in Motion

9) Roadway Safety Foundation Statement on Distracted Driving in Advance of NTSB Summit

10) VoltDelta Launches Offering to Automate Customer Care for 'N11' Services

11) Activu Solution Selected by Florida DOT for SWIFT SunGuide Center and Satellite TMC

Upcoming Events

MIT Course: Discrete Choice Analysis - Predicting Demand and Market Shares – June 11-15 – Cambridge, Massachusetts


Today in Transportation History

1977 **35th anniversary** Two jumbo jets collided on a runway in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The crash was the worst in aviation history and left 583 people dead.



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