Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


Discuss Federal Legislative Initiatives at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC and participate in discussions on federal legislative initiatives with leaders in the transportation policy debate. Topics will include transportation authorization, electronic tolling interoperability, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging, the proposed Office of Public Benefit, and other important issues affecting tolling and road pricing. Participants will spend Tuesday afternoon visiting their congressional representatives to advance tolling initiatives on Capitol Hill. This meeting is ideal for toll industry professionals interested in US Federal and transportation legislation and regulations affecting the toll industry. Visit www.IBTTA.org for registration, hotel and travel information and to view the preliminary agenda. [More…]

AVIATION

1) JetBlue Hopes for Few Blips in Reservation Switch

Link to AP article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/JetBlue-hopes-for-few-blips-apf-4274801989.html?x=0&.v=2

2) Lessons are Learned from Aborted US Airways Flight

Link to article in The Charleston Gazette:

http://sundaygazettemail.com/News/201001270602

BICYCLES

3) RFID Enables Biking System

Link to article in RFIDNews:

http://www.rfidnews.org/2010/01/27/rfid-system-rewards-bike-commuters

OTHER

4) Intelligent Transportation Systems: US Not Leading the Pack

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/741034

Link to commentary by ITS America President and CEO, Scott Belcher in The Hill:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/78495-its-report-a-wake-up-call

ROADWAYS

5) Smart Signs Give False Readings

Australian roadway signs may be falsely detecting speeding and following too closely.

Link to article in The Gympie Times:

http://www.gympietimes.com.au/story/2010/01/29/smart-sign-of-the-times/

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) US Homeland Security Nuclear Detection Office Turns to Geospatial Routing

Link to article in Government Computer News:

http://gcn.com/articles/2010/01/27/homeland-security-domestic-nuclear-detection-office.aspx

7) Microsoft CEO Forecasts Cloudy Future for Public Safety

Link to article in Government Computer News:

http://gcn.com/articles/2010/01/28/steve-ballmer-keynote-at-microsoft-public-safety-symposium.aspx

News Releases

1) Before You Go…GeauxWider.com – New Web Site, Twitter, Facebook Provide I-10 and I-12 Construction Impacts in Real-Time

2) NYSERDA-Funded iCone Gaining National Prominence in Efforts to Reduce Traffic Congestion, Energy Consumption, and Pollution

3) New 511 Service to Assist Commuters and Motorists in California’s Inland Empire

4) New Capital District Transportation Authority Web Site to Enhance Service Through Improved Communications

Job Postings

- Transportation Safety Analyst – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

http://volpedb.volpe.dot.gov/outside/owa/vntsc_outside.hr_career.display_job?p_job_id=JOB00183&p_type=CareerIntern

Upcoming Events

Oceanology International – March 9-11 – London

http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/

Today in Transportation History

1820 **190th anniversary** A Russian expedition, led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, reached Antarctica. The expedition is credited by some as being the first to discover the continent.

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000073.htm

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