Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 30, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston Starts Monday! 

There’s still time to register for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 3 -5! The final program is now available, and includes more than 50 sessions filled with industry experts tackling the hottest transportation issues today. The conference will also feature a 150,000 square-foot exhibit hall featuring the best of ITS technology and products, and high-tech demos, including an 18-wheeler roll-over demonstrating the latest in incident response.
After the Closing Plenary, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will 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. See you in Houston!

AVIATION

1) US Airways CEO: NextGen Benefits Don't Justify Equipage Investment
Link to article in ATW Daily News:

2) Long Island MacAruthur Airport Fights for Domain Name
Link to article from Long Island Business:

CAMERAS

3) Transport for London Starts CCTV Modernization
Link to article in ComputerWeekly:

CARTOGRAPHY

4) The Art of Map Making
Link to BBC News story:

OTHER

5) The ERTICO April Interview
Link to interview with Tom Antonissen of LOGOS Public Affairs:

RAILROADS

6) Amtrak Starts Web Site for Connecticut Bridge Project Info
Link to article in The Day:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) 'No Phone Zone' Rallies Join Texting Fight
Link to article in USA Today:

8) Traffic Should Flow More Smoothly During Next Texas Hurricane Evacuation
Link to article and video in the Victoria Advocate:

VEHICLES

9) Achieving the Vision: From VII to IntelliDrive
Link to white paper from US DOT:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Notice of Opportunity - Wisconsin Statewide Traffic Operations Center, Systems Management Consultant Support – Wisconsin DOT


Upcoming Events
Low Cost Airlines World Americas – June 2-4 – Coral Gables, Florida


Friday Bonus
I've always had trouble judging distance for signs that tell me about something 500 or 1000 feet ahead.  Here's one I can get a better handle on.


Today in Transportation History    
1900 **110th anniversary** Casey Jones was killed when his train rammed a stopped freight train near Vaughn, Mississippi.

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