Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 5, 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) July Issue of the National Weather Service's The Front Online

Link to newsletter:

http://www.weather.gov/os/aviation/front/10july-front.pdf

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) DeLorme Unveils First Text Satellite Messaging GPS Handheld Device

Link to article in International Business Times:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/41123/20100805/delorme-gps-amazon-satellite-communicator-earthmate-google-maps.htm

3) GPS-Equipped Glasses are a Personal Navigation System

Link to article and video on CrunchGear:

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/03/video-this-pair-of-glasses-is-actually-a-personal-navigation-system/

OTHER

4) Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

Link to commentary in Time:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2008566,00.html

5) The Tragic State of Pitching the Geospatial Press

Link to commentary in Directions Magazine:

http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=3558

6) Social Media in the Transportation Industry: Implications for Change

Link to audio files and presentations from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority:

http://www.njtpa.org/Involved/events/SocialMediaSymposium.aspx

7) Can Australia's TravelSmart Work in the US?

Link to audio and PowerPoint presentation by Randy Salzman:

http://www.njtpa.org/Involved/Events/TravelSmart_Presentation.aspx

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Web Site Sheds Light on Pennsylvania Transportation Crisis

Link to article in the Standard Speaker:

http://standardspeaker.com/news/website-sheds-light-on-transportation-crisis-1.922617

9) Minnesota Launches 'No Texting While Driving' Campaign

Link to AP article:

http://wcco.com/local/texting.while.driving.2.1844013.html

RAILROADS

10) CREATE Partners Create Web Site for 75th Street Corridor Project

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/prdailynews/news.asp?id=24020

Link to site: http://www.75thcip.org/

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) US Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Invite Comments to National Dialogue on Preparedness

Link to further information:

http://preparedness.ideascale.com/

TRANSIT

12) Beloit (Wisconsin) Transit Using Bingo to Attract Bus Riders

Link to story and video on WISC-TV:

http://www.channel3000.com/traffic/24518073/detail.html

13) Transit Buddies to Help Newcomers Navigate Arkansas Bus System

Link to article in The Sun:

http://www.jonesborosun.com/story.php?ID=44173

14) A Case for Open Data in Transit

Link to blog and video on Streetfilms.org:

http://www.streetfilms.org/a-case-for-open-data-in-transit/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) Time Warner Cable's NY1 Preps 24-Hour Traffic Channel

Link to article in Multichannel News:

http://www.multichannel.com/article/455675-Time_Warner_Cable_s_NY1_Preps_24_Hour_Traffic_Channel.php

16) Qatar to Get Smart Traffic System

Link to article in Zawya:

http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100805054524

VEHICLES

17) Experts Debate How Connected Vehicles Will Talk to Each Other

Link to article on The Detroit Bureau:

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2010/08/experts-debate-how-connected-vehicles-will-talk-to-each-other/

18) Car Tech: Building the Zero-Fatality Car

Link to article in Computerworld:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179697/Car_tech_Building_the_zero_fatality_car

19) Back to the Futurama with Cooperative Mobility

Link to blog on Mobile Synergetics:

http://www.mobilesynergetics.com/cooperative-mobility-futurama/

News Releases

1) Akron-Canton Airport Launches New Advertising Campaign: Intervention

Upcoming Events

2010 National Signage Research & Education Conference – October 13-14 – Cincinnati

http://www.thesignagefoundation.org/conference/

Today in Transportation History

1620 **390th anniversary** The Mayflower left on its first attempted voyage to North America. Due to a leak on a companion ship, the vessels had to return.

http://www.archive.org/stream/mayflowerherlogj00ames#page/n9/mode/2up

1930 **80th anniversary** Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/armstrong-na.html

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