Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America 2012 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Now Available

ITS America has released the preliminary program for its upcoming 22nd Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 21-23, 2012, at the Gaylord Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Attendees can now begin planning their Annual Meeting experience by browsing the convenient e-brochure for information on sessions, roundtables, speakers and ancillary meetings for this must-attend transportation conference. The three-day program will focus on affordable strategies to create smart cities and communities that are safer, cleaner, more livable and less congested. The venue will host several special roundtables for investors and the media in addition to ancillary meetings held by such organizations as the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The exposition and networking events will be ideal for building business development networks and the conference program and technical tours will provide attendees with a fresh look at the emerging projects, products, and services that are changing surface transportation. Early registration rates end on March 16. Register today! For more information, visit


1) New Counting Methods Will Lead to More Air Traffic Errors

Link to Bloomberg article:

2) NASA Hoping Augmented Reality Glasses for Pilots Will Have Lots of Runway

Link to article on Tnooz:

3) Airports Empower Passengers with Technology

Link to article in Airport Business:


4) Cruise Ship Simulation Training Center Opens in Florida

Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:

5) The GPS Store Rolls Out Communications Strategy

Link to article in Trade Only:


6) Money for Highway Hazard Signs Survives Florida Legislative Session

Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:


7) The Long Road Ahead for the Nationwide Public Safety Network

Link to article in Government Technology:


8) Honda Japan to Launch Honda Moto LINC for Motorcycles

Link to article in Ultimate MotorCycling:


9) Why Would Anyone Want Their Bus Shelter to be an Interactive Jukebox?

Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


10) First Winners Announced for Smart Mobility Challenge

Link to article from ERTICO:


11) Continued Growth of Connected Vehicle and M2M Highlighted at Mobile World Congress

Link to article in GPS World:

News Releases

1) Denso to Begin Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China

2) Metlink Seeks Feedback on Revamped Beta Website

3) Maritime Satellite Communications Market Tops 5.5% in Terminal Growth, $1.4 Billion in Revenues

4) NASA Launches International Competition to Develop Space Apps

5) SpeedGauge Introduces GPS Accuracy Verification Technique and Service

6) Highway Bus Information Integrated in Taiwan Using SuperWebGIS

Upcoming Events

14th International Managed Lanes Conference – May 22-24 – Oakland, California

Today in Transportation History

1757 **255th anniversary** Admiral Sir John Byng was executed for the loss of the island of Minorca during a battle at the start of the Seven Years' War.

1887 **125th anniversary** A bridge buckled in Roslindale, a Boston neighborhood, causing seven cars of a Boston & Providence train to plunge 75 feet. The official inquiry said 23 people died.


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