Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 21, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Join IBTTA at the
Toll Road Summit of the Americas – Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30-April 1, 2008
IBTTA and experts from 20 countries will gather in Buenos Aires to examine an array of institutional models that are now being used to successfully finance and develop both urban and interurban roads. Hosted by AUSA and AssociaciĆ³n Argentina de Carreteras, this will be a unique forum for the private and public sectors, as agencies and companies from the Americas and Europe gather to exchange ideas and discuss how to best reduce congestion and improve the flow of goods and people. Download the program, find the details and
register online today! www.IBTTA.org


AVIATION

1) ID Card Plan: UK Airport Union Wants Answers
Link to story on silicon:
http://www.silicon.com/publicsector/0,3800010403,39170114,00.htm
Link to statement from Unite:
http://www.unitetheunion.org.uk/news-article.php?iNewsId=226

2) Singapore’s Changi Airport to Deploy New Runway Surveillance System
Link to story in Travel Daily News:
http://www.traveldailynews.com/pages/show_page/24597
Link to additional information on iFerret from Stratech Systems:
http://www.stratechsystems.com/iv_iferret.asp

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Thirty-Two GPS Satellites? Not Quite Yet…
Link to story in GPS World:
http://sidt.gpsworld.com/gpssidt/System+Design+and+Test+News/Thirty-two-GPS-Satellites-Not-Quite-Yet-/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/492980?contextCategoryId=33831

4) European Parliament Grasps Galileo Reins
Link to story in GPS World:
http://sidt.gpsworld.com/gpssidt/System+Design+and+Test+News/European-Parliament-Grasps-Galileo-Reins/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/492981?contextCategoryId=33831

5) TomTom Customizes Sat-Nav for Toyota
Link to story on just-auto:
http://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?ID=93949&lk=dm

OTHER

6) Cisco’s New Networks: Highway, Airports, and City Streets
Link to CNET News story:
http://www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9875591-54.html?tag=newsmap
Link to information from Cisco on the Connected Bus Project:
http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/docs/wp/cud/CUD_ConnectedBusPP_021508final.pdf

7) Incorporating ITS Into the Transportation Planning Process: An Integrated Planning Framework (ITS, M&O, Infrastructure)
Link to guidebooks from the Transportation Research Board:
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8696 (Practioner’s Guidebook)
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8695 (Executive Guidebook)

ROADWAYS

8) Pavement Marking Research on a National Scale
Link to article in Texas Transportation Researcher:
http://tti.tamu.edu/publications/researcher/newsletter.htm?vol=43&issue=4&article=7&year=2007

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Firm Gets US Nod for Quick Passenger Data Checks
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7323798

TELEMATICS

10) Revolutionary Telematics System for Moving Vehicles
Link to story in Arab News:
http://arabnews.com/?page=9&section=0&article=106848&d=21&m=2&y=2008&pix=community.jpg&category=Features%22

TRANSIT

11) South Africa: Single Ticketing for GP Metro Transport
Link to story from BuaNews:
http://allafrica.com/stories/200802190174.html

12) Wi-Fi Bus to Surf San Francisco Streets
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
http://www.examiner.com/a-1233195~Wi_Fi_bus_to_surf_S_F__streets.html

13) New York-New Jersey Trains to Test Contactless Cards in Pilot Plan Next Year
Link to AP story:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--regionalfares0221feb21,0,127787.story
Link to news release from the Port Authority of NY & NJ:
http://panynj.gov/AboutthePortAuthority/PressCenter/PressReleases/PressRelease/index.php?id=1038

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

14) Wisconsin National Guard Report Rips State Patrol’s Response to Interstate Logjam
Link to story in The Capital Times:
http://www.madison.com/tct/mad/topstories/273612
Link to report from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs:
http://dma.wi.gov/MediaPublicAffairs/news_doc_get.asp?onid=573

15) Stop-and-Go No More
Columbus, Ohio wants to improve traffic flow by synchronizing signals with neighboring towns.
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/02/21/trafficlights.ART_ART_02-21-08_B1_169DQP1.html?sid=101


News Releases
1)
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Releases Request for Information for the Taxi of Tomorrow
2) Berg Insight Says 2.2 Million Cars in Europe Have a Telematics Device


Upcoming Events
Africa Roads 2008 – May 12-15 – Johannesburg, South Africa
http://www.terrapinn.com/2008/roadsza/


Today in Transportation History
1948 **60th anniversary** - NASCAR is officially founded.
http://www.nascar.com/kyn/history/

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