Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood to Host Surface Transportation Reauthorization Meeting during ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston 

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has decided to convene a U.S. DOT Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Meeting to solicit the views of key stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of surface transportation programs.  The meeting is scheduled from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, immediately following ITS America’s Closing Plenary featuring keynote presentations by Secretary LaHood and Sam Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM.  It is part of a series of sessions across the country designed to bring together Federal, state and local officials, as well as transportation providers, users, and other stakeholders, to discuss the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization. Another great reason to come to Houston for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting and Exposition!


AVIATION

1) FAA, IBM Set Sights on Real-Time Network Security
Link to article in Government Computer News:

RAILROADS

2) Local Officials Say They’re in the Dark on Dangerous Freight Rail Traffic
Link to article from The Center for Public Integrity:

3) Latest Issue of Signal Newsletter of the European Rail Traffic Management System
Link to newsletter:

SAFETY / SECURITY

4) Traffic Safety Data: State Data System Quality Varies and Limited Resources and Coordination Can Inhibit Further Progress
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

TRANSIT

5) Toronto Mayor Uses Subway PA to Fight for Transit City
Link to article in the Toronto Star:

6) Miami-Dade Transit to Remove ‘Offensive’ Islamic Bus Ads
Link to article in The Miami Herald:

VEHICLES

7) Ford to Unveil Navigation Device Aimed at Conserving Fuel
Link to article and video in The Wall Street Journal:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
ITS Massachusetts Annual Meeting – April 29 – Boston


Friday Bonus
Mysterious street signs


Today in Transportation History    
1935 **75th anniversary** The first Pan American Airways flight from the continental US to Hawaii left Alameda, California.

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