Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 17, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

The White House, Xerox, Ford, Verizon, Other Technology Leaders to Hold Key Discussion on Moving Innovation in Transportation Forward at ITS America’s Annual Meeting
ITS America has announced that on Monday, May 21 it will hold a key discussion event concerning intelligent transportation and its role in helping to solve America’s infrastructure crisis with national leaders including Ursula Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox; Chris Vein, Deputy White House Chief Technology Officer; Robert Brown, Ford Motor Company’s Vice President of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering; and Martin Hall, Verizon’s Vice President of Telematics. This is just one of numerous sessions examining ways to bring innovation to the nation’s transportation system that will take place during ITS America's Annual Meeting & Exposition being held from May 21-23, 2012 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington D.C. You can register online here to join us. View the Final Program & Exhibitor Directory and find out more about the exciting programs and exhibits at


1) Denmark Implements Upgrade to Air Traffic Management System
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


2) 'Piggybackers' Steal Trips Through Tolls
Link to article in The News Journal:


3) New 'Better Streets' Website Helps San Francisco Residents Untangle Bureaucracy
Link to Streetsblog San Francisco:
Link to SF Better Streets:


4) Millions Spent on Dormant Port of Tampa Security System
Link to story on WTVT-TV:


5) BART Wi-Fi Still Lags After Three Years
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

6) App Provides Full San Francisco Muni Updates
Link to article in The Examiner:


7) Ford Sticks with Facebook, Takes Twitter Shot at GM
Link to article in USA Today:

8) New Driver's Ed: Tutors to Decode High-Tech Dashboards
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

9) Toyota Just Turned the Nintendo DS Into a Navigational System
Link to article on Kotaku:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2012 – August 12-15 – Atlanta

Today in Transportation History    
1987 **25th anniversary** The USS Stark was hit by two Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi fighter jet.  The explosions and fire killed 37 sailors.

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