Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – March 29, 2010

March 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

Monday, March 29, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Only Five Weeks Away:  Be Sure to Register for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Expo, May 3-5, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.


1) Pocket GPS Used to Make Emergency Passenger Jet Landing in Russia

Link to RIA Novosti article:

2) Air Traffic Controller Talks About ‘Pushing Tin’

Link to article in the Daily Herald:


3) Columbus, Ohio Traffic-Camera Deal Won’t Face Competition

Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


4) Illinois Tollway May Get Words, Not Lights, When Toll is Paid

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,852933.column


5) The 11 Mobile Apps You Need to Get Around Any City

Link to article on The Infrastructurist:


6) Radar to Spot Icebergs in Alaska’s Prince William Sound is Working Again

Link to article in Petroleum News:


7) ERTICO Interview with SINTEF

Link to interview:


8) New Jersey Exploring Selling Turnpike Rest-Stop Naming Rights

Link to AP article:


9) Apps to Curb Texting While Driving Have Tough Task

Link to AP article:


10) CeBIT in Motion – Telematics and ITS Joining the IT-Community

Link to ERTICO article:

11) Peterbilt Launches New In-Dash Telematics and Infotainment System

Link to article in Truck News:


12) Boston T Debuts Subway Wireless Service

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

13) Yale University Directing Parking Students to Transit via Personalized E-mail

Link to article in Metro:

14) Politicians Ask, and the New York MTA Jots It Down

State law requires agency to compile and publish every official communication from members of the legislature.

Link to article in The New York Times:


15) West Virginia Installing Traffic Detection Cameras as Part of Larger Intelligent Transportation System

Link to article in The Journal:

16) India, Canada to Sign MOU for Cooperation in Highways, Transport Sector

Areas of cooperation include ITS, highway management and road safety.

Link to ANI article:


17) How ‘Black Boxes’ Help in Car Crash Reconstructions

Link to article in USA Today:

18) BMW and Siemens Car2X System Transmits Data Between Traffic Lights and Vehicles to Optimize Stop-Start Function

Link to article on Green Car Congress:

19) NASCAR Drivers and Fans Embrace Social Networks

Link to article in the Martinsville Bulletin:

News Releases

1) Telematics Can Reduce Range Anxiety and Enhance the Electric Vehicle Ownership Experience, Notes Frost & Sullivan

2) Tennessee DOT Debuts Enhanced TN511 Motorist Information System

3) TomTom Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates Now Available in North America

Upcoming Events

International Road Federation World Road Meeting 2010 – May 25-28 – Lisbon

Today in Transportation History

1945 **65th anniversary** The final V-1 flying bomb attack against the UK took place.


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