Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

IRF Third Latin American Regional Congress – September 20-23, 2010 in Bogotá, Colombia

IRF announces its Third Latin American Regional Congress to be held September 20-23, 2010 in Bogotá, Colombia. The themes of the congress will consist of five parallel tracks September 20-21 (road safety, pavement performance, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), tunnels and financing within a Latin American context). Finally, the congress will include technical training workshops with themes of regional and local interest September 22-23. For a topic to be considered for inclusion in the program, please submit a summary by following the link below no later than March 26, 2010.

For more information, visit our website: (English) or (Spanish) or contact Nelson Bunn, IRFs Director of Latin American Programs, at +1 703 535 1001 or by email


1) Designs for Maryland Intercounty Connector Signs are Scaled Back

Roadway neighbors object to lighted overhead signs.

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Wind Sensors Keep New York MTA Bridge and Tunnel Customers Safe

Link to article in The Queens Gazette:


3) TSA Puts Five Employees on Leave Over Online Posting

Link to CBS News story:


4) Maryland Transit Administration Delays Smart Cards but Takes Plastic

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:


5) SUNA Wants the Green Light for Easing Traffic, and the Sooner the Better

Link to commentary on Current:

6) ITS Strategic Research Plan 2010-2014 Approved

Link to further information from US DOT:

7) New Publications from US DOT

- Road Weather Management Performance Metrics: Implementation and Assessment

- Incorporating Weather Impacts in Traffic Estimation and Prediction Systems

News Releases

1) TrafficLand Launches Live Traffic Video Application on Bing Maps

2) FAA to Expand Public Access to Airport Delay Information

Upcoming Events

XIII International Winter Road Congress – February 8-11 - Québec

Today in Transportation History

1944 **65th anniversary** - Great Britain eases blackout restrictions.


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