Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Solve your corridor congestion and signal timing challenges with InSync adaptive traffic control

Free webinar with the facts on adaptive traffic control results. Visit http://rhythmtraffic.com/facts

For decades, public works departments and traffic engineers struggled to reduce congestion, delay, stops and accidents on busy arterial roadways. Now state and local agencies across the U.S. are running the InSync adaptive traffic control solution on dozens of corridors and realizing unprecedented benefits. It is common to see stop reductions of 90%, delay reductions of 75%, travel time reductions of 40%, and significant reductions in fuel usage and emissions.

Join us for an information-packed webinar to see how adaptive traffic control can benefit your roadways and communities. In only a few minutes you will see and hear before-and-after results reported by independent engineering firms, experiences of traffic professionals who installed InSync and other systems, details on the artificial intelligence and hardware components which make up the InSync system and more. Get the facts at http://rhythmtraffic.com/facts

CAMERAS

1) Arizona State Senate Rejects Ban on Photo Traffic Enforcement

Link to article in the East Valley Tribune:

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_e13f2b7a-4549-11e0-bc79-001cc4c03286.html

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) ExpressLanes – A 'HOT' Topic – ACS Discusses 'High Occupancy Toll' Lanes

Link to podcast from Xerox Real Business Radio:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/show.aspx?userurl=xeroxradio&year=2011&month=02&day=24&url=expresslanes--a-hot-topic-acs-discusses-high-occupancy-toll-lanes

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) European GPS Overlay 'Ready for Plane Use'

Link to BBC News story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12631742

Link to news release from the European Space Agency:

http://www.esa.int/esaNA/SEM98MUTLKG_egnos_0.html

4) TomTom Partners with A1; HD Traffic Gets to Austria

Link to article on GPS Business News:

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/TomTom-Partners-with-A1-HD-Traffic-Gets-to-Austria-UPDATED_a2870.html

OTHER

5) iMobility Newsletter – February 2011

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/assets/NewFolder-2/FebNLfinal.pdf

ROADWAYS

6) Highway Signs Go Live in British Columbia

Message boards are first in the province to be directly linked to a weather station.

Link to article from the Westerly News:

http://www.canada.com/Highway+signs+live/4378103/story.html

7) The GTT Connection – March 2011

Link to newsletter from Global Traffic Technologies:

http://goo.gl/phDtT

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) MEP Calls for Creation of EU Road Safety Coordinator

Link to article on EurActiv:

http://www.euractiv.com/en/transport/mep-calls-creation-eu-road-safety-coordinator-news-502699

TRANSIT

9) Los Angeles Metro Begins Testing Real-Time Bus Arrival System

Link to article in The Source:

http://thesource.metro.net/2011/03/02/metro-begins-testing-real-time-bus-arrival-system/

10) Cleveland RTA Apologizes for Lagging Alert to Rail Riders After Ice Storm

Link to blog in The Plain Dealer:

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/03/post_440.html

Link to message from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority:

http://www.riderta.com/nu_ridersalerts_list.asp?listingid=1485

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Beijing to Monitor Real-Time Traffic Through Mobile Platform

Link to article on FutureGov:

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2011/mar/03/beijing-monitor-real-time-traffic-through-mobile-p/

VEHICLES

12) How We'll Beat Traffic and Find Parking Spots in the Future

Link to article on Mashable:

http://mashable.com/2011/03/02/bill-ford-jr-ted-talk/

13) Battle for the Dash is On

Automakers, OEMs expand HD Radio offerings as other media options proliferate.

Link to article in Radio World:

http://radioworld.com/article/114760

News Releases

1) Proposed FRA Rule Would Require Railroads to Establish Emergency Notification Systems for Reporting of Unsafe Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Conditions

2) Over 35 Million In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems Expected to Ship in 2015

3) Airservices Australia and RAAF Committed to Greater Harmonization

Job Postings

- Transportation Specialist – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

http://goo.gl/zN83q

Upcoming Events

Webinar: The Next Generation of Parking Guidance Solutions – March 4

Link to further information from Amano McGann:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/244608915

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Congress made its first appropriation for the purchase of aircraft by the US Army Signal Corps.

http://www.afhso.af.mil/topics/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=15193

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