Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 3, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


IBTTA Summit to Explore Transformational Changes in Transportation Funding System — December 13-15, 2009 in Washington, DC

If you are responsible for funding or operating surface transportation infrastructure at the state, regional, county or municipal level, we invite you to attend IBTTA’s Transportation Policy and Finance Summit and explore the transformational changes that must take place to create a sustainable and efficient transportation funding system. CFO Roundtable on December 13, 2009: This Summit will include a special CFO roundtable for chief financial officers from toll agencies, state departments of transportation, and individuals in similar positions to share knowledge and ideas, network, and learn from one another. For registration, hotel and travel information or to view the preliminary agenda, visitwww.IBTTA.org.

AVIATION

1) US Approves ADS-B Equipment Standards

Link to article in Aviation Week:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/ADSB120209.xml&headline=U.S.%20Approves%20ADS-B%20Equipment%20Standards&channel=comm

MARITIME

2) FCC to Continue Gathering Info on Discontinuance of Maritime Distress Call Services

Link to article in Government Security News:

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/cms/features/news-analysis/3033.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

3) High-Resolution Cameras to be Added Along Mississippi in Vicksburg Area

Link to article in The Vicksburg Post:

http://www.vicksburgpost.com/articles/2009/12/01/news/doc4b155e0e93554957699249.txt

4) Entrepreneur Says Camera Security Software Can Learn Normal Behavior to Cut False Alarms

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/tech/news/6750018.html

5) Royal Mail’s Safe-Driving Program Reaps £5.5 Million Reward

Uses telematics to help identify drivers at risk.

Link to article in BusinessCar:

http://www.businesscar.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=5377&c=2&theme=0

TRANSIT

6) DC Metro IT Money Unspent

Link to article on NextGov:

http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2009/12/metro_it_money_unspent.php

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) Mississippi DOT Launches $3 Million Traffic Management Project

Link to article in the Hattiesburg American:

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20091203/NEWS01/912030353/1002

8) Land Line Readers Mainly Turn to Radio, CB for Traffic Info

Link to article in Land Line:

http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2009/Dec09/113009/120209-04.htm

News Releases

1) US Transportation Secretary Commends University of Alabama-Birmingham for Convening First Statewide Summit on Distracted Driving

2) Cars That ‘Think’ May Help Drivers Who Don’t

Upcoming Events

2010 Payments Summit – February 23-25 – Salt Lake City, Utah

http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=784cdb11-133e-4ba0-84f6-0acd5d6d4a05

Today in Transportation History

1979 **30th anniversary** - Shadow Traffic made its New York City debut. Among the first group of traffic reporters was the future editor of the Transportation Communications Newsletter.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/12/03/2009-12-03_a_bumper_time_for_traffic_news.html

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