Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition Preliminary Program Now Available

The preliminary program for ITS America's 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition is now available. The 2009 Annual Meeting is the highly anticipated three-day learning and networking event which will attract the most diverse transportation audience from across the country in one place. This event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD - inside the Washington, DC metropolitan area - from June 1-3. This is a critical time for our industry to demonstrate how ITS technologies can improve safety, mobility, and the environment while optimizing transportation dollars and helping to finance the future of our transportation system. Don't want to miss this valuable opportunity to find answers to your toughest transportation challenges, meet your legislators on Capitol Hill, see ITS solutions in action and take home ideas for implementation, and learn from your peers. To view a copy of the program, please click
here. For further information, please visit: www.itsa.org/annualmeeting.html.


AVIATION

1) EU Adopts Air Traffic Management ‘Master Plan’
Link to story on EurActiv:
http://www.euractiv.com/en/transport/eu-adopts-air-traffic-management-master-plan/article-180816

2) American Airlines to Expand In-flight Web Access
Link to AP story:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/American-Airlines-to-expand-apf-14791346.html

3) On NextGen, Everything Clear Except Who Pays for It
Link to column in The Dallas Morning News:
http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/03/on-nextgen-everything-clear-ex.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Apple Filing Details Safe Touch-Screen Navigation System
Link to story on AppleInsider:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/26/apple_filing_details_safe_touch_screen_navigation_system.html

5) Smart Sat-Nav and Cruise Control Arrives
Link to story on RoadTransport:
http://www.roadtransport.com/Articles/2009/03/31/133295/smart-sat-nav-and-cruise-control-arrives.html

OTHER

6) Georgia Could Require Drivers to Take Test in English
Link to AP story:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/31/met_516494.shtml

7) Interview with Anne Jensen, MEP and Rapporteur on the ITS Action Plan
Link to interview from ERTICO-ITS Europe:
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/ertico-its_europe_talks_to_anne_jensen

SPACE

8) US Military Vows to Track 800 Satellites by October 1
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE52U0MR20090331

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Sydney Terrorism Warning System Reviewed After Power Failure
Link to Bloomberg News story:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=abFrjyqhRykM

10) It’s the Drawing Board for Real ID
Link to story on NextGov:
http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2009/03/its_the_drawing_board_for_real.php

TRANSIT

11) Portland Metro Unveils an Online Planning Tool
Build-a-system tool is designed to involve public in transit corridor development.
Link to story in the Daily Journal of Commerce:
http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail.htm/2009/03/30/Metro-unveils-an-online-planning-tool-Buildasystem-tool-is-designed-to-involve-public-in-transit-cor

12) South Florida’s Tri-Rail Starts ‘Fund or Fail’ Campaign
Link to story in Metro Magazine:
http://www.metro-magazine.com/News/Story/2009/03/Tri-Rail-starts-fund-or-fail-campaign.aspx
Link to further information from Tri-Rail:
http://www.tri-rail.com/FundOrFail/

13) The Challenge of Using Public Transport: Descriptions by People with Cognitive Functional Limitations
Link to article in the Journal of Transport and Land Use:
https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/download/97/42

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

14) New Detroit Traffic Management System All Set to Go
Link to story in The Detroit News:
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090331/METRO05/903310402/1361/New+traffic+management+system+all+set+to+go

15) Traffic Management System to be Constructed in Western Massachusetts
Link to story in The Republican:
http://www.masslive.com/metrowest/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-18/123848380163740.xml&coll=1

16) California DOT’s New Monitoring Systems to Speed Traffic Flow
Link to story in Traffic Technology Today:
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=11441

17) Traffic Safety Through Smart Highways
Link to story in Popular Mechanics:
http://www.origin.popularmechanics.com/science/research/4308670.html?page=1

VEHICLES

18) Honda Connects Brain Thoughts with Electronics
Link to AP story:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Honda-connects-brain-thoughts-apf-14792125.html
Link to news release from Honda Motor Company:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Honda-ATR-and-Shimadzu-bw-14790917.html


News Releases
1)
TEN-T 2009 Call for Proposals - Nearly €1 Billion Available in Trans-European Transport Network Funding
2) Tripping with Mr. Solomon – Houston Metro Uses YouTube to Promote Airport Service
3) TransCore Proves Alternative Equipment Choice for IAG-Protocol Reader
4) City of Seattle Launches Construction Coordination Web Site


Upcoming Events
2nd Middle East Parking Symposium – November 9-11 – Abu Dhabi
http://www.parking-me.com/


Today in Transportation History
1774 **235th anniversary** - The Boston Port Act took effect, closing the Boston Port to all ships. The action was a response to the Boston Tea Party.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/boston_port_act.asp

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