Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


ITS America Webinar Series Continues with Nov. 9 Session on Greenhouse Gas Regulations and ITS

Jacqueline Glassman, a Partner at Hogan Lovells law firm and former Chief Counsel and Acting Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will address the latest developments in federal greenhouse gas regulations and the role of ITS during a webinar hosted by ITS America on November 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Glassman’s presentation is the third in a series of ITS America webinars dedicated to exploring the leading issues in intelligent transportation. Previous webinar sessions are now available for download on the ITS America website. Register today atwww.itsa.org/webinar_series.html! To learn more about the webinar series or ITS America membership, contact Member Services Coordinator Charlie Tennyson at ctennyson@itsa.org.

AVIATION

1) Smart Phone Apps for Aviation Find Fuel Cost, FBO Info and Much More

Link to article in Aviation International News:

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/smartphone-apps-for-aviation-find-fuel-cost-fbo-info-and-much-more-26965/

2) A Passenger's Wish List for Improving Airports

Link to column in The New York Times:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/travel/24prac.html

CAMERAS

3) Fleet of Private Vans to Join Blitz on Speeding in Ireland

Link to article in The Evening Herald:

http://www.herald.ie/national-news/fleet-of-private-vans-to-join-blitz-on-speeding-2389326.html

OTHER

4) US Customs to Test Ocean, Rail Manifest Systems

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

http://www.joc.com/government-regulation/customs-test-ocean-rail-manifest-systems

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) Idaho Transportation Department Agrees with PETA to Add Warning in Driver's Manual About Pet Safety

Link to article in the Boise Weekly:

http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2010/10/20/itd-agree-with-peta-to-add-warning-in-manual-about-pet-safety

RAILROADS

6) Rail and the Media

Link to blog in Progressive Railroading:

http://myprogressiverailroading.com/blogs/ohiorailguy/archive/2010/10/15/rail-amp-the-media.aspx

ROADWAYS

7) ALL CAPS? Not OK on Road Signs, Federal Government Says

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-21-road-signs-all-caps-lowercase_N.htm

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Port of Providence Gets New Chemical Detectors

Link to article in The Providence Journal:

http://www.projo.com/news/content/Port_Chemical_10-21-10_KHKFO2D_v28.1de2aa8.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) Voice of Vietnam Traffic Information Broadcasts on TV

Link to VOV News story:

http://english.vovnews.vn/Home/VOV-Traffic-Information-broadcasts-on-TV/201010/120654.vov

VEHICLES

10) Electronic Diaries Have Benefits, but Trucking Operators Face Higher Costs

Link to article in Supply Chain Review:

http://www.supplychainreview.com.au/news/articleid/70384.aspx

News Releases

1) Engineers Use Science to Create Warning Sounds for New Ford Focus

2) Ford Recognized at Auto Electronics Conference for Consumer-Driven Approach to Autonomous Car

3) Smarter Traffic Signals Will Reduce Delays for Atlanta Commuters

4) Alternative Positioning Technologies to Generate Over $2.5 Billion by 2015

5) US and Japan Agree to Cooperate on ITS Research

Upcoming Events

Smart Transportation Summit – December 7-8 – Toronto

http://www.smarttransportation.ca/

Today in Transportation History

1520 **490th anniversary** Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Strait of Magellan connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans off the southern tip of South America.

http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/pacific/magellan-strait/magellan-strait-maps.html

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