Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 28, 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.


1) European Parliament Committee Gives Green Light to Passenger Data Deal with US

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2) Airport Chatter Wants to Make the Airport Experience Better via Communities

Link to article on Tnooz:

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3) DC Mayor Plans to 'Cover the Entire City' with Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Link to article in The Washington Post:


4) Navigating the Moon

European Space Agency asks for ideas on how to use navigation satellites on the Moon.

Link to article in GPS World:


5) Dailynews @ Intertraffic Amsterdam – Day 2

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6) Bulgarian Railway Network Management is Streamlined with GIS

Link to article in Arc News:


7) 28 Companies Respond to Oregon-Organized Road Use Charge Pilot

Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:


8) Automakers Call for Cooperation with Cellphone Developers to Fight Distracted Driving

Link to article in The Washington Post:

9) Chapel Hill, North Carolina Council Bans All Cellphone Use While Driving

Link to article in The News & Observer:


10) GM to Offer Navigation App with Traffic Updates in MyLink System

Link to article in The Detroit News:

Link to news release:


11) T-Mobile Coverage Expands in Boston Subway Tunnels

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

1) ITS America Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant

2) ASSE Transportation Group Offers New Resources, Tips for April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month

3) Canadian Helicopter Corporation Safety & Quality Summit Wins Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award

4) TomTom to Provide Highly Detailed Traffic Analysis to Atkins

5) OnStar's New Family Link Service Allows Unique Access to Vehicle Location

6) Cadillac XTS Safety Seat Alerts Drivers to Dangers

7) Kapsch Wins Innovation Award at Intertraffic for Tunnel Safety Product

Upcoming Events

MIT Course: Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks – August 6-10 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Marina Mikhailovna Raskova, the first woman navigator in the Soviet Air Force, and later a pilot during World War II, was born in Moscow. (in Russian)


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