Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Discuss Federal Legislative Initiatives at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC and participate in discussions on federal legislative initiatives with leaders in the transportation policy debate. Topics will include transportation authorization, electronic tolling interoperability, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging, the proposed Office of Public Benefit, and other important issues affecting tolling and road pricing. Participants will spend Tuesday afternoon visiting their congressional representatives to advance tolling initiatives on Capitol Hill. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals interested in US Federal and transportation legislation and regulations affecting the toll industry. Visit for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda. [More…]


1) Deciphering the German Airport Hack

Link to article in ContactlessNews:


2) Navteq, the Maps the Auto Industry Uses

Link to article on Bright Side of News:


3) Ohio Turnpike Commission Reverses Itself on Higher Tolls for Bicycles or Luggage on Roof

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:


4) Navigation Programming Standard

Link to article in The Engineer:


5) Port of Los Angeles Fights Crime with Mobile Video

Link to article in CIO:


6) US Government Studies Effect of Digital Billboards on Drivers

Link to story on KUSA-TV:


7) US DOT Bars Commercial Drivers from Texting at Wheel

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Link to news release from US DOT:

8) Airport Security is a Tech-Firm Gold Rush

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,636018.story

9) Pennsylvania County Publishes Emergency Call Information Online

Link to article in Government Technology:


10) Smart Card Firms Team to Establish Open Standard

Link to article in EE Times:

11) Toronto Transit Commission Riders Ask Where Route Maps Went

Link to article in the Toronto Star:–fixer-ttc-riders-ask-where-route-maps-went

12) New Bus Times Signs Help UK Shoppers

Link to article in The Evening Telegraph:


13) Long Island Rail Road Riders Get Real-Time Train Arrival Information by Text

Link to article in the Daily News:

14) Is the 511 National Traffic Phone Number Worth $1.2 Billion?

Link to podcast from Directions Magazine:


15) Google to Bring NOAA Data to New Heights

Link to article in Government Computer News:

News Releases

1) Streetcar App Now Available from App Store – Allows Users to Locate, Book and Open Cars

Upcoming Events

21st International Women in Aviation Conference – February 25-27 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Today in Transportation History

1500 **510th anniversary** – Spanish explorer Vicente Yáñez Pinzón reached Brazil’s northeastern coast.


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