Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Upcoming Workshop:  Modern Toll Roads — A New Chapter in Social Responsibility, June 20-22, 2010 in Athens, Greece
This important workshop will focus on the many facets of how modern toll roads and toll road operators can be socially, corporately and environmentally responsible. Through our continued commitment to the environment, economic development and involvement with local communities, we continue to raise the bar to better run and managed road systems. You’ll hear from transportation experts from around the world on topics such as Interoperability, ORT, technology and toll projects with their contribution to social responsibility and quality of life. Please join us in Athens so we can learn and network together on these important topics. Visit IBTTA’s website to view the preliminary program, register and make your hotel and travel arrangements.


AVIATION

1) FAA Unveils $10 Million Lab to be Part of NextGen Air Traffic Control Research Program
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:
Link to video report on WMGM-TV:

2) FAA Gives Up Its Four-Year Battle to Move Boise Airport Controllers to Salt Lake City
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:

3) New US DOT Airfare Rules Raise Advertising Concerns
Link to article in Aviation Week:

4) Airline Group Tries to Make Baggage Rules and Fees Clearer
Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:

BICYCLES

5) The Technology Driving Denver's B-cycle Bike Sharing System
Link to article in Fast Company:

CAMERAS

6) Nassau County, New York Red Light Cameras Catching Accidents on Tape
Link to story and video on WABC-TV:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

7) The Phantom Tollbooth
Controversy surrounds rebuilding of York toll plaza and if it should be all-electronic or a mix.
Link to article in Down East:

8) US Army Corps Questions Maine Turnpike Authority Plans for York Tolls
Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:

GPS / NAVIGATION

9) Ford Takes Google Maps for a Ride
Link to article in Computerworld:
Link to news release from Ford:

OTHER

10) Gasoline Taxes: An Examination of News Media Discourse Related to Gas Tax Funding in Six States
Link to report from the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center:

RAILROADS

11) GE Transportation: New Software Makes Trains Faster, Smarter
Link to article in the Erie Times-News:
Link to further information from GE Transportation:

ROADWAYS

12) A FAST Way to Make Highways Safer
Link to article in Alberta Construction:

13) Europe Studies Tech for Smarter Driving, Lower-Carbon Transport
Link to article on Greenbang:

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) 911 Technology Problems Plague First Line of Response
Link to article in Government Technology:

15) City Council Seeks Report on Los Angeles Police Communication with LAX Police
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

TELEMATICS

16) TomTom Slams Telematics Industry
Link to article in BusinessCar:

TRANSIT

17) Richmond-Area Transit System to Deploy Audible Warning System When Buses Turn
Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

18) Northern Ireland Roads' Web Site Gets 'Real-Time' Updates
Link to article on 4NI:

VEHICLES

19) IBM to Team with Daimler, HTI on 'Smarter' Cars
Link to article in the Triangle Business Journal:

20) Airbiquity Brings Slacker Radio Into the Car
Link to CNET review:

21) Drawing the Line on Vehicle Technology
Link to article in AutoWeek:

22) Apple iPad's Automotive Infiltration
Link to article in The New York Times:

23) Mercedes Revs iPad Tool for Dealers
Link to article in InformationWeek:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
ITS Professional Capacity Building Workshop – July 21 – Northbrook, Illinois


Today in Transportation History    
1995 **15th anniversary** US Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady was rescued from Bosnia after being shot down while patrolling the no-fly zone.

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