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!
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:
2) Policy, Politics Far Behind Traffic Camera Technology
Link to blog in The Herald:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Testing of New Wireless Network Could Cause GPS Outages in Nevada this Week
Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:
4) Drivers of Change: Forum Sees Technology Transforming Mobility
Link to article in The Sun:
5) Lakeland, Florida Commission Reviewing Law Against Gas Pump Videos
Link to article in The Ledger:
6) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – April 2011
Link to newsletter:
7) SunGuide Disseminator – May 2011
Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:
8) San Francisco Parking App Gets Passing – Not Perfect – Grade
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Cameras, High-Tech ID Cards Provide Top Security at Port of Palm Beach
Link to story and video on WPTV-TV:
10) Sidewalk Stop Signs Promote Safety in Florida County
Link to story and video on WJXT-TV:
11) Ontario Provincial Police Kick Off Distracted Driving Blitz
Link to story on CityNews Toronto:
Link to news release from the Ontario Provincial Police:
12) BART Board President Wants Passenger Text-Message Line
Link to article in The Examiner:
13) Dubai RTA's Nol Card Now Comes with Online Top-Up Option
Link to article on Emirates 24|7:
14) Near Field Communication – The Tech that Could Replace Your Wallet
Link to BBC News video:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) National Traffic Control Center Close to Completion in Ireland
Link to article in the Irish Examiner:
16) High-Tech Signs for Drivers 'No Cure for Gridlock' in Leeds, UK
Link to article in the Yorkshire Post:
17) TrafficLand's Love-Hate Relationship with Our Clogged Roads
Link to column in The Washington Post:
- Director International Highway Advisory Services – Birmingham, UK
Connectivity and the Car – May 20 – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today in Transportation History
1919 Three US Navy aircraft took off from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland to begin the first successful transatlantic flight.
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