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

June 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — Register Today! Early Bird Discount Ends August 22, 2010

Come to San Diego, September 12-15, 2010, for IBTTA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the year’s most highly-anticipated learning and networking event — attracting more than 700 toll industry experts and decision makers from across the globe. Under the theme, Sustainable Transportation, the technical program offers tracks focused on innovation, policy, the economy, and the California tolling experience. Hosted by the California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC), this event features interactive seminars, influential speakers, technical tours and special events, informative exhibits and more! Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.


1) New Indian Air Traffic Flow System to Keep Flyers Informed

Link to article in The Times of India:

2) Better Communication Needed for Airport Safety

Link to column and video in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:


3) MapQuest Remaps Itself

Link to CNET News article:


4) Will Google Maps Win the Turn-by-Turn Nav War in Cars?

Link to article in Popular Mechanics:

5) TelematicsPRO and MetroNAV

Link to story from ERTICO – ITS Europe:


6) Washington Governor Says She Didn’t Watch TV News Series on Ferry System

Link to article in The Seattle Times:


7) Short Summary of Conference on Intelligent Transport in Europe – Putting the Commission’s Plan into Action

Link to summary from ERTICO – ITS Europe:


8) DC Tests New Parking Technology to Help Drivers Find Space, Pay More Easily

Link to article in The Washington Post:


9) Traffic Study Sees Shades of Gray in Yellow Lights

Link to article in The Washington Post:


10) TriMet Changing Video-Recording Policy After Complaints About Blogging Driver

Link to article in The Oregonian:

11) UC Berkeley Student’s iPhone App Updates Users on Public Transit Delays

Link to article in The Daily Californian:

12) MARC Officials and Riders Can Learn from Stalled Train Debacle

Getting and distributing accurate information among the suggestions.

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:

13) Effective Use of Citizen Advisory Committees for Transit Planning Operation

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


14) Six Best Driving Apps for iPhone, Android

Link to article from Consumer Reports:

15) Racing Under a Watchful Eye That’s Thousands of Miles Away

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) MBTA to Allow Parking Payments by Phone and Online

2) FAA Awards Final Set of Major NextGen Engineering Contracts

3) Technology Convergence to Drive GPS Market

4) 40% of Drivers Want Vehicles Internet Wired, but Restricted

Upcoming Events

2010 Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders 5th Annual International Technology Workshop – August 2-3 – Worcester, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History

1995 **15th anniversary** The first docking of the US Space Shuttle and the Russian space station, Mir, took place.


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