Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Register Today for IBTTA’s Transportation Finance and Policy Summit ― July 17-19, Baltimore, MD
Hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority, IBTTA’s Transportation Finance and Policy Summit will feature interactive sessions covering the full range of issues affecting transportation finance, policy and funding from the action of central banks and congressional reauthorization to regulations affecting TIFIA and other credit assistance programs. Meeting highlights include: featured lunch speaker Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, Maryland DOT; technical tour of the new Intercounty Connector; ceremony recognizing Mary Turkington, Kansas Turnpike Authority Chairman, as an IBTTA Honorary Member; and evening event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Orioles vs. Red Sox). Visit www.IBTTA.org/BALTIMORE to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.
1) FAA Administrator Offers Update on NextGen Progress and Safety Management Systems
Link to article on Aviation News Today:
2) Can the FAA be Trusted to Fix Air Traffic Control?
Link to article in Investor's Business Daily:
3) United Sorry for Reusing 9/11 Flight Numbers
Link to AP article:
Link to notice on Airline Route:
4) United Continental Starts Meshing Kiosks, Signs
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) GPS Devices Being Given to Illegal Border Crosser Guides in Effort to Save Lives
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:
Link to news release from Robin Hoover:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
6) Blogger Bob – TSA's Internet Mouthpiece
Link to interview on CNET News:
Link to The TSA Blog: http://blog.tsa.gov/
7) Amtrak Seeks Money for Track-Tampering Detection
Link to Gannett News Services article:
8) New App and Simulator Lets Bay Bridge Drivers Test Major Detour
Link to story and video on KGO-TV:
9) Florida Governor Defends Spending for Name on Signs
Link to story on WTXL-TV:
10) Little. Yellow. Dangerous
'Children at Play' signs imperil our kids.
Link to column in Slate:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) Scrutiny Boosts Sales of DUI Checkpoint Apps
Link to article in USA Today:
12) US Border Agents to Snag Drug-Smuggling Jets with Canadian Military Radar
Link to article on Nextgov:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
13) Police in Indonesia Tapping Into Technology to Get the Public Sympathy
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:
The Police's New Face
14) Automakers Try to Keep Buyers from Getting Honking Mad Over Their Car Horns
Link to article and video in USA Today:
15) Diabetic? Ford May Have an App for That
Link to article in The New York Times:
16) Articles from May 2011 Issue of Commercial Carrier Journal
- Unclogging Arteries – Technology Can Help Alleviate Choke Points for Truck Traffic
- Onboard Computers Using Workflow to Turn Data Into Action
- FirstFleet – Dedicated Hauler Uses IT to Do Many Things Extremely Well
11th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum and Exhibition – June 8-10 – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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