Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, September 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
ITS Midwest and USDOT team up to offer FREE ITS Workshop
With support from ITS America and through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) workshop program, ITS Midwest is pleased to offer a FREE workshop on Advanced Operational Concepts on September 27, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm. This training is in conjunction with the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting, which takes place at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati-River Center in Covington, KY on September 28 and 29, 2011. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is encouraged, but it is not required to participate in the workshop. This workshop is being offered to ITS members and non-members at no cost!
Visit the ITS Midwest website (www.itsmidwest.com) for the latest information on the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting and the USDOT Advanced Operational Concepts Workshop. Planned highlights of the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting include: Innovative Ideas and Issues in Operations, Panel discussions on Contracted Maintenance and Freeway Service Patrols, Visit with Vendors and Colleagues
Register now for the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting and USDOT Workshop by visiting ITS Midwest 2011 Events.
1) Innovative Wayfinding Systems are Arriving to International Airports
Link to article in airrail News:
2) Azerbaijan Makes Digital Map of Intelligent Traffic Management System in Baku
Link to article on ABC.AZ:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) GPS Navigation is at a Crossroads
Link to article in PC Magazine:
4) Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Launches Online Driver Training Service
Link to article in Truck News:
5) Hey, You're Walking Here: Guerilla Etiquette Artist Takes to the Streets
Link to article on Transportation Nation:
6) China Bullet Train Crash Probe Blames Signals
Link to AP article:
7) Designing Digital Railway Stations – Lessons from Sydney Central
Link to article on railway-technology.com:
8) Railroads Getting Smarter and Going Digital – Big Data and What It Means
Link to blog on ZDNet:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Unique Public Safety Radio Standards Training Debuts in Colorado
Link to article in Government Technology:
Link to news release from the Colorado Office of Information Technology:
10) Social Media: A Mixed Blessing for Disaster Response
Link to article in Federal Computer Week:
Link to report from the Congressional Research Service:
11) New App Helps Drivers Involved in Accidents
Link to CNET blog:
12) SOL eMagazine – September 2011
Issue includes transnational road safety assessment, animation campaign for road safety.
Link to newsletter:
13) Integrating Telematics and Augmented Reality
Link to article in Telematics Update:
14) New York MTA to Offer Online Map to Help Baffled Weekend Subway Riders
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release:
15) NJ Transit Wants Riders to 'Get Digital'
Education about high-tech alerts coming next month.
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
16) Spending Cuts Leave UK Smart Transport in a Jam
Link to article on UKauthorITy.com:
17) New Video Wall Keeps a High-Tech Eye on Bay Area Traffic
Link to article from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission:
18) WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg to be Inducted Into Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Link to story on WTOP Radio:
19) In-Car Algorithm Could Rapidly Dissolve Traffic Jams
Link to article in Technology Review:
- Call for Papers – 19th ITS World Congress Vienna, Austria – ERTICO - ITS Europe
Webinar: Economics of Congestion Pricing and Impacts on Business – September 22
Noisy trains a problem? Here's the solution you've been looking for.
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** Edward Whymper, an explorer and part of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, died.
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