Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Less than One Week to the ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston!

There’s still time to register for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 3 -5! The final program is now available, and includes more than 50 sessions filled with industry experts tackling the hottest transportation issues today. The conference will also feature a 150,000 square-foot exhibit hall featuring the best of ITS technology and products, and high-tech demos, including an 18-wheeler roll-over demonstrating the latest in incident response.

After the Closing Plenary, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will convene a U.S. DOT Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Meeting to solicit the views of key stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of surface transportation programs.  The meeting is scheduled from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. See you in Houston!


1) New York MTA Test Cameras to Deter Illegal Use of Bus Lanes

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2) Maps Designed Specifically for Motorcyclists

Link to article on


3) 45% Call New York City Taxi TVs a Turnoff

Link to article in the New York Post:


4) ITS Network Germany News: Intelligent Roads 2010 Report

Link to article from ERTICO:


5) US Transportation Secretary LaHood, American Idol Winner Team Up Against Texting and Driving

Link to article from Congressdaily:


6) Car Phones Getting Smarter

Automakers push tighter integration with devices, but safety concerns remain.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


7) Your Car: There are Apps for That

Link to story on Fox Business:

News Releases

1) North American Traffic Working Group Releases Traffic Information Benchmarking Guidelines (Version 1.0)

2) TrafficLand Camera Feeds Now Available in TIC3 from GEWI

3) Iteris and Prime Report a 62% Reduction in Lane Departure Related Accidents

4) Automakers Say Technology Can Address Distracted Driving

5) Direct Line Motoring App for iPhone

6) FEMA Launches New Mobile Web Site for Smartphones

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar: Data for State and Local Freight Planning – May 19

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** French aviator Louis Paulhan won a $50,000 prize for a flight from London to Manchester.


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