Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Register Today for IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Making the Difference ― September 11-14, 2011 in Berlin, Germany

Join IBTTA in Berlin for what promises to be the year's largest gathering of toll industry professionals. With presentations from more than 90 industry experts, representing 25 countries around the world, the IBTTA Annual Meeting offers a unique learning and business opportunity! An outstanding technical program with tracks on interoperability, tolling infrastructure around the world, communications, and environment/social responsibility – make your plans today! Visit www.IBTTA.org/BERLIN to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.


AVIATION

1) FAA Seeks Contractor for NextGen Data Communications Network

Link to article in Aviation International News:

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/faa-seeks-contractor-for-nextgen-data-communications-network-30605/

2) Interoperable Identification and Access Control Cards are in the Works

Link to article in Airport Improvement:

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00291

CAMERAS

3) Los Angeles Motorists Outraged at Paying 'Voluntary' Red-Light Camera Tickets

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/la-motorists-who-paid-red-light-tickets-outraged-to-learn-they-didnt-have-to.html

4) Tim Eyman Challenges Monroe, Washington's Camera Information Campaign

Link to article in The Daily Herald:

http://heraldnet.com/article/20110726/NEWS01/707269961/-1/NEWS07

5) A Video-Based Commercial-Vehicle Route-Tracking System

Link to article in the Oklahoma Transportation Center Newsletter:

http://www.oktc.org/otc/OkTC%20Summer%202011%20Newsletter%20Final.pdf (page 13)

OTHER

6) Hotel-TV Media Provider Uses Cloud-Hosted Weather and Flight Apps

Link to article on Tnooz:

http://www.tnooz.com/2011/07/25/news/hotel-tv-media-provider-uses-cloud-hosted-weather-and-flight-apps

Link to news release from LodgeNet:

http://www.lodgenet.com/News/Pages/Envision_Installed_at_TheChatwall_NY.aspx

7) CTS Report – July 2011

- 'CrashHelp' to Improve Emergency Medical Response for Rural Crashes

http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/CTSReport/2011/07/crashhelp.html

- Research Explores Benefits of Distance-Based Fees for Trucking

http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/CTSReport/2011/07/trucking.html

- Cyclopath and Cycloplan: Collaborative Bicycle Planning and Routing

http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/CTSReport/2011/07/bicycle.html

8) ITS International – May/June 2011

Link to magazine:

http://www.itsinternational.com/latest_issue/index.cfm?issue=162

TELEMATICS

9) Interview with The Hands Free Company

Firm specializes in fleet communications.

Link to interview on TMCnet:

http://embedded-m2m-solutions.tmcnet.com/topics/embedded-m2m-solutions/articles/200595-hands-free-company-talks-m2m-partnership-with-tmcnet.htm

TRANSIT

10) Corner Brook, Newfoundland Transit System Takes on High-Tech Trial

Link to article in The Western Star:

http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2011-07-26/article-2673195/City-transit-system-takes-on-high-tech-trial/1

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Traffic Cameras Being Installed in Luanda, Angola to Manage Traffic

Link to article on AngolaPress:

http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/sociedade/2011/6/30/Road-traffic-monitoring-camera-installed,96100a08-c1bd-4e41-a1d7-22cb473bd45a.html

12) Regional 511 Could Help Riders Amid Patchwork of Agencies in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/11378/regional-511-could-help-riders-amid-patchwork-of-agencies/

13) Effective and Efficient Deployment of Dynamic Message Signs to Display Travel Time Information

Link to report from the University of Florida Transportation Research Center:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_TE/FDOT_BDK77_977-09_rpt.pdf

14) Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler and Weather Information System US Highway 89 Project

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:

http://www.westerntransportationinstitute.org/documents/reports/4W0173_Final_Report.pdf

15) California and Oregon Advanced Transportation Systems Phase 3: Final Report

Link to report from the Western Transportation Institute:

http://www.westerntransportationinstitute.org/documents/reports/4W1684_Final_Report.pdf

VEHICLES

16) Can Technology Prevent the Death of Children Left Behind in Cars?

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/can-technology-prevent-the-death-of-children-left-behind-in-cars/

News Releases

1) Vehicular Communications a Life or Death Matter According to Leading IEEE Journal

2) Garmin Completes Acquisition of Navigon

3) First Amendment Protects Access to New York City Transit Violation Hearings

4) United Airlines Offers One-Touch Access with New App

5) e-miXer In-Time: the New Android Mobile Application for Multimodal Transport and Traffic Information in European Cities

Job Postings

- Director of Electronic Toll Collection – MTA Bridges and Tunnels – New York, New York

http://mta.info/bandt/employ/jobp999_UR920.html

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar: Urban Goods Movement – Techniques to Improve Decision-Making and Freight Operations – August 17

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/news/news_detail.asp?ID=745

Today in Transportation History

1946 **65th anniversary** Aloha Airlines began service as Trans-Pacific Airlines.

http://www.alohaaircargo.com/about.html

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