Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Sept 11-14 in Berlin, Germany ― Hotel Reservation Rate Extended to Aug 25th

Join IBTTA in Berlin, Germany, September 11-14, for the year's largest international gathering of toll industry professionals. With delegates from 130 companies from more than 30 countries around the world, the IBTTA Annual Meeting offers a unique learning and business opportunity! This meeting features an outstanding program with tracks on interoperability, tolling infrastructure around the world, communications, and environment/social responsibility; interactive exhibits; valuable networking opportunities; technical tours and special events – make your plans today! Sign up now and get a $100 early bird discount, available now through August 26. Visit www.IBTTA.org/BERLIN to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. See you in Berlin!

CAMERAS

1) Critical Cameras on Santa Monica, California Buses Not Working

Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:

http://www.smdp.com/Articles-c-2011-08-23-72420.113116-Critical-cameras-on-buses-not-working.html

OTHER

2) Federal Judge Denies Texas DOT’s Request in Trademark Lawsuit

Link to story on KVUE-TV:

http://www.kvue.com/news/Federal-judge-denies-TxDOTs-request-in-trademark-lawsuit-128352678.html

3) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – July 2011

Link to newsletter:

http://www.ieeeitss.org/v13n3.pdf

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Radio Spots Focus on Driving Safety During Wind Turbine Construction

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/traffic/ci_18740227?nclick_check=1

5) Georgia Interior and Education Ministries’ Initiative to Teach Road Safety in School

Link to article in The Messenger:

http://www.messenger.com.ge/issues/2428_august_25_2011/2428_ernest.html

ROADWAYS

6) Massachusetts DOT Will Cut Power to Mass Pike Food, Gas Signs

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/natick/2011/08/dot_to_cut_power_to_rest_area.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) As Hurricane Approaches, Quake Raises Emergency Preparedness Questions

Link to article in the National Journal:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/as-hurricane-approaches-quake-raises-emergency-preparedness-questions-20110824

TRANSIT

8) BART to Limit Shutdowns of Wireless Service

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/25/BA3C1KRINF.DTL

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) GEWI Adds Two New Features to Its TIC3 Traffic Information System

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=32404

News Releases

1) Major 511 Systems Fare Well in East Coast Earthquake

2) National Rural Transit Assistance Program Announces the Release of Free Web Application, General Transit Feed (GTFS)

3) Joseph Sussman Named Interim Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Division

4) Michigan DOT and Taiwan Collaborate on Michigan ITS Demonstration Project

5) Ghana National Road Safety Commission to Recognize Media’s Contribution to Road Safety

6) Operation Lifesaver, Sound Transit Share Secrets for Success in Passenger Rail Safety
7) Increasing Fuel Efficiency with a Smartphone

Upcoming Events

American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting & Expo – October 3-5 – New Orleans

http://aptaexpo.com

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary**

Harry Atwood completed a flight from St. Louis to Governors Island, New York City to set a new world distance record for a flight of 1,265 miles.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A02E0DB1531E233A25755C2A96E9C946096D6CF

Train 4 of the Lehigh Valley Railroad derailed at Manchester, New York. Twenty-eight people died.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20817FF3D5813738DDDAE0A94D0405B818DF1D3

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1 comment:

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