Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – January 18, 2011

January 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Discuss Federal Legislative Initiatives at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 7-8, Washington, DC

The interest in new business approaches from all-electronic tolling to distance-based road charging will require new relationships and collaboration as well as new legislative and regulatory support.  Attend IBTTA’s Legislative Conference to better understand and influence federal and state policymaking.  Delegates will have the opportunity to visit with members of Congress during a reception at the U.S. Capitol.  Visit to view the preliminary agenda, register, and learn about sponsorship opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Philippines Senate Leader Wants Air Traffic Modernization Deal Probed

Link to article in the People’s Journal:

2) Electronic Devices: Interfering with Flight?

Link to article in The New York Times:

3) Digital Directions

New York airports achieve customer satisfaction and return on investment through digital signage and self-service welcome centers.

Link to article in Passenger Terminal World:


4) Traffic Cameras Help Fargo, North Dakota Street Crews

Link to story and video on KVLY-TV:


5) China Launches Its Online Mapping Service

Link to Xinhua article:

Link to Map World:


6) Will Electronic Toll Systems Become Terrorist Targets?

Link to article in Network World:


7) Europe Defends ‘Stupid’ Galileo Satellite

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8) The Route Out of Traffic Hell

A review of the TomTom Go Live 1000.

Link to review in the Irish Independent:


9) How London Leads the Way in Techno Wizardry

Link to article in the London Evening Standard:

10) Twitter, Facebook, Police Media and Crowdsourced Mapping During Australia’s Flood Crisis – A First Pass Overview

Link to article on StreetCorner:


11) Montana DOT Ad Raises Question: Can You be Charged with DUI on a Horse?

Link to article and video in USA Today:


12) Toll Tickets Seem a Likely Target for Distracted-Driving Campaigners

Link to blog on TOLLROADSnews:


13) Advertising Could Pay for a Mission to Mars, Scientist Says

Link to story on Fox News:

Link to article in the Journal of Cosmology:


14) Montana’s Mountain Line Sets Records, Wants High-Tech Upgrades for Missoula Buses

Link to article in the Missoulian:

15) Bulgaria Aims to Introduce E-ticketing Systems Across All Public Transport Modes

Link to article on

16) Study: Transit Drivers Involved in Collisions Twice as Likely to Use Phone While Driving

Link to article in Metro:

17) Transit Agencies Cultivate Customer Base to Grow Rail Ridership

Link to article in Metro:


18) Chicago’s Bus Tracker: Taking the Guesswork Out of Waiting for the Bus

Link to video on Streetfilms:

19) Online Traffic Busters to Navigate Jakarta’s Streets

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:

20) Latest Issue of CONDUITS Newsletter Online

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News Releases

1) TrafficTalk Reinvents CB Radio with Free Crowdsourced Traffic Information Service – Drivers to Help Other Drivers Avoid Traffic Jams

2) North Carolina DOT Now Accepting Applications for Public Transportation Advanced Technology Grant

3) Two Berkeley Transportation Groups Form New Technology-Focused Research Grant Center

4) Morpace Connected Car Study: The Convergence of Digital Lifestyles and Automotive Needs

5) Air Transport World Names Alaska Airlines 2011 Airline Technology Leadership Award Winner

6) Linda Marshall Named President of OnStar

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** In San Francisco Bay Eugene Ely made the first landing by an aircraft on a ship.


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