Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
Join IBTTA in Dallas for the Special Summit on Open Road Tolling – July 13-15, 2008
As more and more toll agencies are looking forward to the potential of Open Road Tolling (ORT), an associated issue in many minds is this question of “going cashless” and converting the toll operation to a pure non-cash system built upon electronic toll collection and a robust enforcement system. Hosted by the North Texas Tollway Authority, this workshop will provide valuable knowledge on the final steps to achieving all electronic free-flow tolling. For operators in Europe and other locations that must continue to allow cash on their systems, this summit will explore ways to maximize the use of ETC while still permitting cash for some transactions. Registration deadline is June 27, 2008. Download the program, find the details and register online today! www.IBTTA.org.
1) Johannesburg’s Bus Rapid Transit Prototype to be Unveiled Later this Year
Link to story in Engineering News:
2) Cincinnati Mayor: I’ll Veto Red-Light Cameras
Link to story in The Enquirer:
3) National Archives and US Geodetic Survey to Co-manage Geospatial Archive
Link to story in Government Computer News:
Link to news release from the US National Archives and Records Administration:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) UK Insurer Scraps GPS Vehicle-Tracking Policy
Link to IDG News Service story:
5) Will GPS Make Us Dumb?
Experts say direction-giving phones could make us lose our way.
Link to ABC News story:
6) Research Explores Privacy, Legal Implications of Emerging ITS Technologies
Link to story in the Sensor:
7) Making Signal Systems Work for Cyclists
Link to story in Public Roads:
8) Safety Research on Highway Infrastructure and Operations: Improving Priorities, Coordination, and Quality
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) US DOT Next Generation 9-1-1 Initiative Proof of Concept Begins
Link to further information from the US Department of Transportation:
10) How Airports Deal with Problem Passengers
Link to story from Routes News:
11) Long Island Rail Road Adopts 21st Century Communications
Link to story in Newsday:
1) Apisphere and TrafficCast Partner to Develop Mobile Navigation Solution
2) Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Examines Use of Prepaid Cards in Transit
3) European Civil Aviation Handbook Created by EU4) Central Ohio Transit Authority Launches ‘Cost of Driving to Work’ Feature on Web Site
5) Traffic Congestion in the US: Inrix National Traffic Scorecard Provides Revealing In-Depth Look at America’s Most Frustrating Problem
6) Delta Partners with TSA to Launch Paperless Mobile Check-in at New York-LaGuardia
IBTTA 76th Annual Meeting & Exhibition – September 20-24 – Baltimore
Today in Transportation History
1933 **75th anniversary** - The Kansas City Massacre took place at Union Station when gangsters attempted to free a federal prisoner. Four officers and the prisoner died.
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