Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
IBTTA and ITS America Join Forces on Sustainable Transportation and Facility Maintenance — October 4-6, 2009 in St. Louis, MO
Register today for this groundbreaking joint conference, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Energy Conservation and Fall Maintenance, October 4-6, 2009 at the Hilton Hotel in St. Louis. Agenda highlights include: Congressman (MO-3rd) Russ Carnahan; the “Four Legs” of Sustainable Transportation presented by John Charles, President & CEO, Cascade Policy Institute and his expert panel, including Allen Biehler, President of AASHTO and Michael Replogle, Global Policy Director of ITDP; Dennis Archer, Chairman, Dickinson Wright, PLLC, and Former Mayor of Detroit will discuss the role of the federal government in promoting sustainable transportation policies for metropolitan areas; views of the FHWA and the US DOT ITS Joint Program Office on operational strategies, policies and supporting ITS Technologies and their impacts on climate change; 21st Century Roadway Maintenance and more. Meeting Host: The Missouri Department of Transportation; Organization Sponsors: AASHTO, The Bipartisan Policy Center and the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Visit IBTTA’s website for information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship.
1) Aircraft in Gulf of Mexico to be Tracked Using Satellites
Link to AP article:
2) American Airlines Asking Fliers to Provide More Information
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:
3) US Senate Staff: Congress Reluctant to Fund ADS-B Equipage
Link to article on ATW Daily News:
4) Your Client at the Atlanta Airport
A review of advertising at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Link to article in Media Life Magazine:
5) Medina, Washington Installs Cameras to Keep Track of Visitors
Video will register every vehicle entering and leaving town.
Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:
6) E-ZPass Expansion Connects Midwest and East Coast
Link to article in USA Today:
GPS / NAVIGATION
7) Global Positioning Without GPS
Software startup GloPos' new technology allows cell phones to determine location with better accuracy than GPS.
Link to article in BusinessWeek:
8) Emergency Sirens Installation Begins for Port of Providence
Link to article in The Providence Journal:
9) App for Avoiding Traffic Tickets Speeds Toward Smartphones
Link to article in Computerworld:
10) Council Blasted After Sixty Signposts and Signs are Put Up Around One Bus Stop
Link to article in the Daily Mail:
11) Japan Launches Campaign Against Groping on Trains
Police are clamping down on Web sites that offer tips on how to grope women on trains without getting caught.
Link to article in the Telegraph:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) Google Maps, Finally with Aussie Traffic
Link to CNET Australia article:
13) Bay County, Florida Traffic Management Facility Helps Ease Congestion
Link to story and video on WJHG-TV:
14) Evaluation of Traffic Data Obtained via GPS-Enabled Mobile Phones: the Mobile Century Field Experiment
Link to paper from the UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport:
15) Changes to Auto Industry to Have Lasting Impact on Vehicle Technology
Link to article from Aftermarket Business:
International Conference for Sustainable Transport – October 12-14 – Mexico City
Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - The Ford Motor Company was found to have infringed on a patent which required all auto manufactures to obtain a license. The decision was overturned in January 1911.
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