Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

OmniAir Certification Services & 6C User Group Hold Toll Interoperability Certification Program Webinar – 11:00AM ET Friday June 8th

OmniAir Certification Services - an affiliate of OmniAir Consortium - and the 6C User Group are holding a Tolling Interoperability Certification Program Webinar.  REGISTER NOW to learn more about this debut program for the US tolling community.  Background: The need for interoperable systems in the connected vehicle community - of which tolling is an early and important stakeholder - and the interest in scalability and competitive markets are catalysts for road operators to procure, and suppliers to provide, standards-based interoperable equipment.  Still, products from different sources do not interoperate on their own.  History confirms that a certification program must be in place that provides unambiguous confirmation of the technology supplier’s compliance to a defined set of interoperability requirements or specifications. Creating these programs requires input.  For the 6C Certification Program discussed at this webinar, stakeholders include toll facility operators, suppliers and integrators, and others with an interest in helping inform a process that serves the community’s goals for the technology.  The objectives of this webinar are to inform and encourage participation in OmniAir as it works with the 6C User Group in this first program to enable true, national, 'certified' interoperability for a tolling protocol.  Anyone interested in learning more about the process of interoperability assurance for toll collection and other connected vehicle technologies should listen in.  The presentation is followed by an opportunity to contribute your thoughts.  Please do!  Register by clicking the words ‘REGISTER NOW’ here or above.  Or to learn more, contact OmniAir Consortium at 703-766-5005 or via  


1) Dulles Airport Hologram is First Test for US Airport
Link to article in The Examiner:

2) Offsite Agents to Improve Passenger Service Levels
Link to article on Future Travel:


3) Review: A Mapping Contender Emerges in MapQuest
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4) National Rail Enquires Ranked a Top Brand for Use of Twitter
Link to article on

5) National Rail Enquiries Brings Journey Planning to TV
Link to article on Tnooz:

6) Street Light of the Future Would Provide Wi-Fi, Cell Coverage and More
Link to article in Time:


7) iPhone App Might Make It Easier to Find Parking in Austin, Texas
Link to story on KUT Radio:


8) Wi-Fi and Amtrak: Missed Connections
Link to article in The New York Times:

9) New Digital Magazine Debuts – First Issue of Future Rail
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10) Michigan Attorney General Puts Limits on Trademarking Highway Signs
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


11) Work Zones Benefit from New Mobile Speed Enforcement Technology
Link to article in World Highways:

12) Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter – May 2012
Link to newsletter:


13) Six Handy Mobile Apps for City Transit
Link to article on Mashable:


14) Travel Tip: Traffic Apps
Link to audio report on Peter Greenberg Worldwide:

15) Next Era of Traveler Information
Washington State DOT seeks public's input on survey.
Link to The WSDOT Blog:


16) Carmakers Find Social Media Hard to Steer
Link to article in the Financial Times:

17) Articles from Research E-News
 -  Evaluating the Usability, Potential Distractions of In-Vehicle Signing
 -  Effects of Occasional Hazard Warning Signs on Vehicle Speed

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Workshop: Cooperative Mobility Services Interoperability Benefits and Deployment Challenges – June 14 – Versailles, France

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** A freight train crashed into the rear of a passenger train in Voghera, Italy.  The collision killed 64 people.

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