Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

“Use of Archive Data for Planning and Operations Performance Measures” webcast sponsored by the I-95 Corridor Coalition on Thursday, December 2, 2010 – sign up now!

Learn how outsourced probe data is being used for performance measures and planning at various levels – national, regional, and specific MPOs. The I-95 Corridor Coalition is hosting a webcast titled “The Use of Archive Data for Planning and Operations Performance Measures” on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST). The speakers include: Andrew Meese (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments), Michael Pack (University of Maryland CATT Lab), and Shawn Turner (Texas Transportation Institute). These speakers will discuss their use of the probe data for performance measures and planning. In addition, they will discuss lessons learned and how other agencies may make use of the data. For more information and to sign up for this webcast, please see the notice on the I-95 Corridor Coalition Web site athttp://www.i95coalition.org/i95/Committees/TravelInformationServices/tabid/73/Default.aspx


1) Authority Hopes Jacksonville Airports' Re-branding Will Take Off with Travelers

Link to article in The Florida Times-Union:


Link to news release from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority:



2) The FREILOT Project European Launch – Report

Link to article from ERTICO:



3) Nassau County District Attorney Seeks New York State's Help Preventing Wrong-Way Driving

Link to AP article:


4) Integration of Aviation Automated Weather Observation Systems with Roadside Weather Information Systems

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:



5) FCC May Allow You to Send Text Messages to 911

Link to ABC News story and video:


Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:


6) TSA Suffers More TWIC Card Challenges

Link to article on Nextgov:


7) US DOT CIO Questions Value of IT System Security Audit

Link to article on GovInfoSecurity.com:



8) Tech Tools for Metro Riders Fall Flat

Link to article in The Seattle Times:



9) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Seeks to Revive RFID to Ease Traffic

Link to article in the Manila Bulletin:


10) Advanced Changeable Message Signs – Final Report

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:



11) An Off-Duty Cop Voices Some Ford Dealers' Worst Nightmares

MyFord Touch may be too much of a distraction and too intimidating for some buyers.

Link to blog in Automotive News:


12) IntelliDrive Rural Risk Warning System: A North/West Passage Rural Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Demonstration Project

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:


News Releases

1) Iowa DOT Making Construction Bid Documents Available Online for Free

2) New Jersey Turnpike Authority Launches First-of-Its-Kind Traffic Information App for 511nj.org iPhone Users

3) DC Metro Testing Turn Warning Device on Metrobus

4) Gulf Engineering Forum to Focus on Intelligent Transport Systems

5) Comcast and Colorado DOT Announce Unique Fiber Lease Agreement

6) IDV Solutions Announces Partnership with TrafficLand

7) Times Square to Flash Operation Lifesaver's Safety Message from Thanksgiving Through New Year's


- Request for Information - Ramp Meter Field Controller Firmware/Software – Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory


- Request for Proposals – Monterey Bay Area 511 Traveler Information System – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County


Upcoming Events

Cygnus Aviation Expo – February 23-25 – Las Vegas


Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** TIROS 2, a weather satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral.



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