Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


IBTTA 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — Register Today! Early Bird Discount Ends August 22, 2010


Come to San Diego, September 12-15, 2010, for IBTTA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the year’s most highly-anticipated learning and networking event -- attracting more than 700 toll industry experts and decision makers from across the globe. Under the theme, Sustainable Transportation, the technical program offers tracks focused on innovation, policy, the economy, and the California tolling experience. Hosted by the California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC), this event features interactive seminars, influential speakers, technical tours and special events, informative exhibits and more! Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.

AVIATION

1) US DOT Inspector General Cites Causes for FAA Outage in 2009

Link to article on AvStop.Com:

http://avstop.com/news_june_2010/dot_inspector_general_sites_causes_for_faa_outage_in_2009.htm

2) American Airlines Adds Mobile Technology at Airports

Link to article in Sun-Sentinel:

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-florida-travel/2010/06/22/american-airlines-adds-mobile-technology-at-airports/

Link to news release from American Airlines:

http://aa.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2951

3) Lagos, Abuja, Others to Benefit from New Nigerian Radar Project

Link to article in This Day:

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=176479

BICYCLES

4) Street Painting Reminds Drivers to Share Road with Cyclists

Columbus, Ohio joins other cities using 'sharrows.'

Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/06/23/move-over-cars.html

CARTOGRAPHY

5) Data.gov's Next Big Thing: Mashing Up Federal Stats with Maps

Link to article on Nextgov:

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100618_2467.php

OTHER

6) MEPs Back EU-Wide Specifications for ITS

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/en/news/ertico_newsroom/meps_back_eu-wide_specifications_for_its.htm

7) Government Transparency, Communication and Participation Depend on Modernizing Technology

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/765243

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Billboards Remind Michigan Drivers to 'txt back L8R'

Link to AP article:

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GGILV00.htm

ROADWAYS

9) Decades-Old Sign Mistakes Go Unnoticed in Maryland

Link to article in The Frederick News-Post:

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=106500

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) Northwestern University Forum Targets Pedestrian-Train Accidents

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/ct-met-rail-safety-0624-20100623,0,2354549.story

11) Widgets, Twitter to Fuel FEMA Emergency Alerts

Link to article in Government Computer News:

http://gcn.com/articles/2010/06/23/fema-pushes-widgets-twitter-for-disaster-preparedness.aspx

TRANSIT

12) Utah Transit Authority Boss-to-be Says He Would Open Transit Deliberations to Public

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/49802103-76/board-uta-hughes-public.html.csp

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Winnipeg Transit Users Can Get Information on Mobile Phones

Link to article in the Winnipeg Free Press:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Transit-users-can-get-information-on-mobile-phones-96979664.html

14) New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority Does U-turn on $400,000 Sign

Link to article in The Manly Daily:

http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/silly-sign-backflip/

VEHICLES

15) Your Car Could Soon Tweet You with Its Latest Diagnostics Report

Link to article in Investors Business Daily:

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/538108/201006222335/Your-Car-Could-Soon-Tweet-You-With-Its-Latest-Diagnostics-Report.aspx

News Releases

1) Telvent to Help Implement Open Road Tolling System in Washington

2) Iteris Awarded Contract to Maintain, Operate, and Enhance Georgia's 511 Traveler Information System

3) Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety has New Face on the Web

4) Livio Unveils the Carmen Internet Radio Player for Cars

5) Get There Faster with Trafficmaster on Your Mobile for Free 30-Day Trial

6) Audi Researching Technologies for Active Safety

7) Road Inform is Once Again Serving the Community this Summer with Traffic Alerts to and from the Catskills Mountains

8) Two World Firsts for Malaysia Airlines as They Harness the iPad and iPhone

Upcoming Events

36th International Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Safety Information Systems – July 25-28 – New Orleans

http://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/atsip/

Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** Air India Flight 182 was blown up by a bomb while flying over the Atlantic Ocean. All 329 people aboard the flight were killed.

http://www.airdisaster.com/special/special-ai182.shtml

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