Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 9, 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) FAA, Georgia Tech to Study Potential Effects of NextGen on Pilots, Controllers

Link to article in Air Transport World:

http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics-regulation/news/faa-georgia-tech-study-potential-effects-nextgen-pilots-controllers-070

BICYCLES

2) Finally, Bike Branding Moves Beyond Hipster Ghetto

Link to article in Fast Company:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1661872/finally-bike-branding-moves-beyond-hipster-ghetto

CAMERAS

3) Arizona's Photo Radar

Reporter on comedy show looks at the debate between highway safety and the invasion of privacy.

Link to video on Comedy Central's The Daily Show:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-july-8-2010/arizona-s-photo-radar?xrs=share_copy

CARTOGRAPHY

4) Google Street View Gets Back on the Road

Link to column on CNET News:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20010131-93.html

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) West Virginia Parkways Authority OKs New Toll, Camera and Sign Systems

Link to article in The Register-Herald:

http://www.register-herald.com/local/x279772008/Parkways-Authority-OKs-new-toll-system-learns-of-safety-enhancements

OTHER

6) July Issue of Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator

Link to newsletter:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Newsletters/2010/2010-007-Jul.pdf

ROADWAYS

7) Equation: Factors for Predicting Phantom Traffic Jams

Link to article in Wired:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/06/st_equation_traffic/

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Public Safety Group Disputes FCC's Claim on Spectrum

Link to article on Nextgov:

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100708_6653.php

9) More than $500,000 Paid by Hawaiian Drivers Defying Year-Old Mobile Device Ban

Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20100709_Road_gadgets_fill_coffers.html

10) Nigerian Road Users Hail Accident Victim Identification Card

Link to article in the Champion:

http://www.champion.com.ng/index.php?news=34305

TELEMATICS

11) Five Reasons Telematics is Finally on the Verge of Growth

Link to commentary in Telematics Weekly:

http://telematicsweekly.com/archives/5-reasons-telematics-is-finally-on-the-verge-of-growth-3525

TRANSIT

12) Myki Smartcard Public Information Guides Scrapped Amid Sweeping Changes

Link to article in the Herald Sun:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/myki-smartcard-public-information-guides-scrapped-amid-sweeping-changes/story-e6frf7jo-1225889382165

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Online San Joaquin Valley, California Traffic Site Taking Shape

Link to article in The Fresno Bee:

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/09/2000499/online-valley-traffic-site-taking.html

Upcoming Events

Irish Transport Research Network – August 31-September 1 – Dublin

http://www.itrn.ie/index.php?page=annual-conference

Friday Bonus

Ever get aggravated by people who don't stand to the right on the escalator so you can walk quickly down the stairs? This might be an answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4o0ZVeixYU

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Walter Brookins became the first pilot to fly a plane over a mile high.

http://www.earlyaviators.com/ebrookin.htm

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