Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, September 8, 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) Liquid Explosive Scanner Trials Under Way at UK Airports
Link to article in the Guardian:
2) FAA Introduces Time Technology to NextGen Test Flights
Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:
3) Red Light Cameras: Most Illinois Voters Support the Concept – but, They’re Camera-Shy in Their Neighborhoods, Survey Finds
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
4) Fewer Arizona Drivers Paying Speed-Camera Tickets
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) Massachusetts Bill Would Bar Use of GPS to Track Workers
Link to AP article:
6) TomTom Launches OpenLR Open Navigation Project
Link to ZDNet News article:
7) On the Road: Testing Wireless Voice and Data on the Highways
A Verizon Wireless tester scours the region for bad reception, interference to improve service.
Link to article in Computerworld:
8) Computer Program Maps Pittsburgh-Area Construction Projects on Internet
Technology could prevent tearing up recently paved streets.
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
9) Vehicles Talk Safety
A project in the EU seeks to apply technologies to vehicles and roadway infrastructure to form cooperative systems that can reduce accidents on the roads.
Link to article in Supply & Demand Chain:
10) M2M Enables Better Auto Insurance Models
Link to article in Telephony:
11) Clever Commute Keeps Riders Up-to-Date
Link to article in USA Today:
12) Metra on Track to Take Credit Cards, Sell Tickets via Web
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
13) Progress Being Made on New Brunswick Highway System Plan
Link to article in the Telegraph-Journal:
14) Freeway Operations; Regional Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2009
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
15) California Lawmakers OK Bill to Make Vehicle Histories More Accessible
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
Center for Automotive Research Breakfast Briefing – the Future of Personal Mobility: Advanced Technology on the Horizon – September 29 – Ypsilanti, Michigan
Today in Transportation History
1934 **75th anniversary** - The SS Morro Castle, a luxury cruise ship, caught fire off the New Jersey coast killing 137 people.
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