Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – April 26, 2011

April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Interoperability and All-Electronic Toll Collection Workshop ― May 15-17, Plano, TX

Register today for IBTTA’s Interoperability and All-Electronic Toll Collection Workshop, the fifth in a series of workshops focused on violations enforcement, open road tolling, all-electronic toll collection (AETC), and interoperability. Held in concert with this Workshop, IBTTA will offer a live webcast of the general session “Tolling Technology: Initiatives and Impacts” on Monday, May 16 at 8:30am (Central Time). Visit to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Airlines Turn to Twitter to Ease Passengers’ Frustrations

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Dissecting NextGen: a Look Inside the FAA’s NIEC

Link to article in Flight International:

3) Webcams Keep Eye on Arlington, Washington Airport for Fun, Safety

Link to article in The Daily Herald:


4) Victoria Shares Red Light Camera Records with the Public

Link to article on FutureGov:


5) Passengers Want Technology as Well as Cabaret on Cruise Ships

Link to article on Tnooz:

Link to news release from


6) Legislature: Tennessee DOT May Advertise on HELP Trucks, 511

Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

7) Apple and Google Use Phone Data to Map the World

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Radials Blog Presents Views Urban and Transportation Planning

Link to blog:


9) Where to Park? Parking in Motion has the Answer

Link to article on The Next Web:


10) New York MTA’s New Marketing Campaign Promotes Communication Efforts

Link to article in The New York Times:


11) Russian Driver Arrested for Deliberately Crashing Into Vehicles and Posting Videos on YouTube

Link to story and video on Russia Today:


12) National Maritime Security Training Center Opens at Port of Los Angeles

Link to article in the Daily Breeze:


13) At New York Auto Show, Telematics are No Longer a Sideshow

Link to article in The New York Times:


14) University of Vermont Student Government Association Votes Not to Fund Bus Schedule Text Updates

Link to article in The Vermont Cynic:


15) Travel Developers Find a Nook as Barnes & Noble Opens App Store

Link to article on Tnooz:

Link to news release from Barnes & Noble:

16) Five Rs for Optimizing Digital Transportation Signage

Link to article in Mass Transit:

17) Michigan Governor Needs to Pull the Plug on Electronic Message Signs

Link to editorial in the Midland Daily News:


18) KnowDigital Finds that ‘The Future is Now’ for In-Car Streaming Radio

Link to article on All Access:

Link to additional information from knowDigital:

News Releases

1) TransCore Deploys Arterial Traveler Information System for Utah Department of Transportation’s I-15 Reconstruction

2) American Airlines Becomes First Airline to Have an App for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color

3) US Transportation Secretary LaHood:  North Dakota Becomes 31st State to Ban Texting While Driving

Upcoming Events

Telematics Detroit – June 8-9 – Novi, Michigan

Today in Transportation History

1956 **55th anniversary** The SS Ideal-X, the first US container ship, began its maiden voyage from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas.


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