Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Two weeks remaining to submit entries for the Best of ITS Awards

Submissions for ITS America's highly competitive Best of ITS Awards are due on May 31. Enter in either the Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application category or Best New Innovative Practice. Finalists will be recognized and the winners announced during a special awards ceremony and reception on Monday, Oct. 17 at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For a complete list of guidelines and more information on the awards program, please visit http://www.itsworldcongress.org/awards.html. Don’t miss this opportunity to be showcased as the best and brightest in the ITS industry!


AVIATION

1) Guiding the Customer

A look at Modular Curved Frame Technology and how to choose a comprehensive wayfinding signage system.

Link to article in Airport Business:

http://www.airportbusiness.com/print/Airport-Business-Magazine/Guiding-the-Customer/1$44748

CAMERAS

2) Policy, Politics Far Behind Traffic Camera Technology

Link to blog in The Herald:

http://heraldnet.com/article/20110515/BLOG48/705159997/-1/NEWS01

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Testing of New Wireless Network Could Cause GPS Outages in Nevada this Week

Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/may/14/testing-new-wireless-network-could-cause-gps-outag/

OTHER

4) Drivers of Change: Forum Sees Technology Transforming Mobility

Link to article in The Sun:

http://www.sbsun.com/business/ci_18062299

5) Lakeland, Florida Commission Reviewing Law Against Gas Pump Videos

Link to article in The Ledger:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20110514/NEWS/110519646/1134?Title=Lakeland-Commission-Reviewing-Law-Against-Gas-Pump-Videos

6) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – April 2011

Link to newsletter:

http://www.ieeeitss.org/v13n2.pdf

7) SunGuide Disseminator – May 2011

Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Newsletters/2011/2011-005-May.pdf

PARKING

8) San Francisco Parking App Gets Passing – Not Perfect – Grade

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/16/BAA21JG4VI.DTL

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Cameras, High-Tech ID Cards Provide Top Security at Port of Palm Beach

Link to story and video on WPTV-TV:

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/cameras,-high-tech-id-cards-provide-top-security-at-port-of-palm-beach

10) Sidewalk Stop Signs Promote Safety in Florida County

Link to story and video on WJXT-TV:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/27888785/detail.html

11) Ontario Provincial Police Kick Off Distracted Driving Blitz

Link to story on CityNews Toronto:

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/131238--opp-kicks-off-distracted-driving-blitz

Link to news release from the Ontario Provincial Police:

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=405&nid=584

TRANSIT

12) BART Board President Wants Passenger Text-Message Line

Link to article in The Examiner:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/05/bart-board-president-wants-passenger-text-message-line

13) Dubai RTA's Nol Card Now Comes with Online Top-Up Option

Link to article on Emirates 24|7:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/rta-s-nol-card-now-comes-with-online-top-up-option-2011-05-15-1.392965

14) Near Field Communication – The Tech that Could Replace Your Wallet

Link to BBC News video:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9484898.stm

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) National Traffic Control Center Close to Completion in Ireland

Link to article in the Irish Examiner:

http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/national-traffic-control-centre-close-to-completion-154656.html

16) High-Tech Signs for Drivers 'No Cure for Gridlock' in Leeds, UK

Link to article in the Yorkshire Post:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/hi_tech_signs_for_drivers_no_cure_for_gridlock_1_3377124

17) TrafficLand's Love-Hate Relationship with Our Clogged Roads

Link to column in The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/value-added-trafficlands-love-hate-relationship-with-our-clogged-roads/2011/05/11/AFsulK4G_story.html

News Releases

1) Dedicated Traffic Radio Station Planned for Montreal Area

2) Getting EcoMobile: Cities to be Rewarded for Greener Urban Mobility

3) Clemson University Engineers Propose 'Connected Vehicle' Systems

4) Cities in 13 States Reduce Traffic Congestion with Rhythm Engineering's InSync

Job Postings

- Director International Highway Advisory Services – Birmingham, UK

http://www.careerstructure.com/JobSeeking/Director-International-Highway-Advisory-Services_job50593826

Upcoming Events

Connectivity and the Car – May 20 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

http://www.neconnectivity.com/

Today in Transportation History

1919 Three US Navy aircraft took off from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland to begin the first successful transatlantic flight.

http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/daredevils/Atlantic.htm

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