Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Former NGA Executive Director Ray Scheppach to Keynote IBTTA Transportation Finance and Policy Summit – July 17-19, 2011 in Baltimore, MD

Hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority, this 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. Featured speakers include Ray Sheppach, Professor of Practice of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia and Senior Fellow for Economic Policy, Miller Center of Public Affairs; Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, Maryland DOT; and Jack Basso, Director of Program Finance and Management, AASHTO and Commissioner of the Maryland Transportation Authority. This meeting will include a technical tour of the new Intercounty Connector, ceremony recognizing Mary Turkington, Kansas Turnpike Authority Chairman, as an IBTTA Honorary Member, and an evening event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Orioles vs. Red Sox). Visit www.IBTTA.org/BALTIMORE to register and learn about sponsorship opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


AVIATION

1) Director of FAA Technical Center Guides Facility into Bigger Spotlight

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/director-of-william-j-hughes-technical-center-guides-facility-into/article_2bdd935e-9498-11e0-b591-001cc4c002e0.html

2) AeroSafety World – May 2011

Link to magazine:

http://www.mmsend84.com/link.cfm?r=686200008&sid=14071184&m=1400650&u=FSF_Web&s=http://flightsafety.org/asw/may11/asw_may11.pdf

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Garmin Acquires Navigation Rival Navigon

Link to article in Macworld:

http://www.macworld.com/article/160521/2011/06/garmin_acquires_navigon_gps.html

Link to news release from Garmin:

http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2011/06/garmin-ltd-announces-signing-of-agreement-to-acquire-navigon-ag.html

MARITIME

4) South Korea to Build Unmanned Boats for Research, Surveillance

Link to article in The Korea Herald:

http://www.koreaherald.com/business/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110614000652

5) US Coast Guard Looks to Sell Two New Jersey Lighthouses

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/us_coast_guard_looks_to_sell_2.html

OTHER

6) Urban Freight Logistics at 8th ITS Congress in Lyon

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/citylog-and-citymove-at-the-8th-its-congress-in-lyon/

7) Latest Issue of Nordic Road and Transport Research

Link to magazine:

http://nordicroads.com/website/index.asp?pageID=412

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Virginia DMV Offices to Display Amber Alerts

Link to AP article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/va-dmv-offices-to-display-amber-alerts/2011/06/14/AG33gKUH_blog.html

TRANSIT

9) Chicago Transportation Boss Wants Screens with Commuter Info in Bus Shelters

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/5941311-418/transportation-boss-wants-screens-with-commuter-info-in-bus-shelters.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) New Baku, Azerbaijan Intelligent Traffic Management System Promised by Year End

Link to article on News.Az:

http://news.az/articles/economy/38408

VEHICLES

11) NHTSA Chief Skeptical of Google's Driverless Vehicles

Link to article in The Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110613/AUTO01/106130418/1361/NHTSA-chief-skeptical-of-Google-s-driverless-vehicles

12) 'Smart Cars' That are Actually, Well, Smart

Mechanical engineers work to develop intelligent onboard transportation systems that can prevent car crashes.

Link to article from MIT:

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/smart-cars-0614.html

13) Car Tracking Device Causes Lifeboat Sea Search in Irish Sea

Link to article in the Daily Post North Wales:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/14/car-tracking-device-causes-lifeboat-sea-search-off-anglesey-55578-28871924/

News Releases

1) American Traffic Solutions Launches 'How It Works' Video on Red-Light Safety Cameras

2) Aviva Re-enters Fleet Telematics Market

3) Trimble Acquires Yamei Electronics Technology in China to Expand Its Telematics Solutions

4) TRW Supports Growth of Camera-Based System for Driver Assist Functions

Job Postings

- Transport Systems Consultant – IBI Group – Dublin, Ireland

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/xweb.asp?page=jobdetails&CLID=26017&Jobid=J0611-0309

- CAD Technician – IBI Group – Glasgow, Scotland

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/xweb.asp?page=jobdetails&CLID=26017&Jobid=J0611-0310

- Transport Consultant – IBI Group – Birmingham, England

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/xweb.asp?page=jobdetails&CLID=26017&Jobid=J0611-0228

- Systems Engineer – IBI Group – Dublin, Ireland

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/Xweb.asp?tbtoken=ZlxfShNfDVAGYXF2MVdUZk9LdBVfaVVeASdMIil%2FfXktUEpqUEQddhRyeEwYGhdUSXFjF3U=&chk=dFlbQBJR&page=jobdetails&CLID=26017&Jobid=J0611-0229

Upcoming Events

Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) Transformative Concepts Workshop – July 13 – Washington, DC

http://www.its.dot.gov/meetings/aeris__workshop.htm

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The RMS Olympic, sister ship of the RMS Titanic, left on its maiden voyage.

http://www.atlanticliners.com/olympic_home.htm

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