Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Game-Changing Technology from Sensys Networks

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Flexible. Dependable. Cost-Effective.

We invite you to discover how Sensys Networks’ wireless vehicle detection solutions are transforming 21st-century transportation management—with accurate, extensible wireless sensor networks. Visit us at Booth 1857 in the main Pavilion at the 2011 ITS World Congress — and get ready to change your game.


AVIATION

1) Delhi Airport Now on Facebook, Twitter

Link to Press Trust of India article:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Delhi-airport-is-now-on-Facebook-Twitter/Article1-758420.aspx

BICYCLES

2) Phone Tracking Tech to Reward Walking, Biking

Link to story on MSNBC:

http://futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/17/8366467-phone-tracking-tech-to-reward-walking-biking

Link to news release from Recyclebank:

http://www.recyclebank.com/corporateinfo/index/pressreleasearticle/id/160

CAMERAS

3) Seattle DOT Traffic Cameras Go Live Before Alaskan Way Viaduct Closes

Link to article on seattlepi.com:

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/transportation/article/SDOT-traffic-cameras-go-live-before-viaduct-2222930.php

Link to news release from the City of Seattle:

http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=12190&dept=19

OTHER

4) Qatar Expo Showcases Innovative Technologies in Transport, Logistics

Link to article in Gulf Times:

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=464685&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

5) Politico Adds Early-Morning Tipsheet on Transportation News

Link to Morning Transportation in Politico:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66193.html

6) ITS World Congress Daily News – Day Two

Link to newsletter from ITS International:

http://campaign.route2email.com/view.aspx?id=250

RAILROADS

7) YouTube Trend, Recent Deaths Have Utah Officials Stressing Train Safety

Link to story and video on KSL-TV:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=17708600

ROADWAYS

8) Smart System Could Take Over I-66 in Virginia

Link to story and video on WTOP Radio:

http://wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2597558

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Dramatic Drop in Accidents in Dubai and Abu Dhabi During BlackBerry Disruption

Link to article in The National:

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/blackberry-cuts-made-roads-safer-police-say

10) US Border Czar Pitches 'Thinner' Border with Canada for Low-Risk Traffic

Plan would exchange information on risky travelers and cargo.

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/us-border-czar-pitches-thinner-border-for-low-risk-traffic/article2204256/

11) US Senate Targets Texting in New 'Distracted Driving' Program

Link to article in The Hill:

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/187907-senate-targets-texting-in-new-distracted-driving-program

TRANSIT

12) Transport for London Spreads Digital Information on Bus Travel

Link to article in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-computing-network/2011/oct/17/transport-london-digital-bus-information

Link to news release from Transport for London:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/21310.aspx

13) As Other Bay Area Transport Services Adopt Wi-Fi, Pressure on Caltrain Mounts

Link to article on Peninsula Press:

http://peninsulapress.com/2011/10/17/as-other-bay-area-transport-services-adopt-wi-fi-pressure-on-caltrain-mounts/

14) Federal Transit Administration Launches New Public Website

Link to site:

http://fta.dot.gov/

VEHICLES

15) US DOT Unveils Connected Vehicle System at ITS World Congress

Link to story on WKMG-TV:

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/29512256/detail.html

News Releases

1) Safer Teen Driving is Goal of New Jersey Education Initiative

2) Mobile Websites Take Off: Eight More US Airports in Three Months Turn to FlightView for Mobile Flight Tracking and Airport Information

3) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Unveils New Branding

4) Via Rail Canada Recognized for Grade Crossing Closure Program Using One-on-One Personal Approach

5) Rohde & Schwarz to Modernize Radio System of Germany's Air Traffic Control Organization

6) Ford Sync Update Lets System Stream and Read Text Messages from Smartphones

News from ITS World Congress

1) SQLstream Debuts Down Under with Real-Time Intelligent Transportation

2) Virginia DOT Strengthens Traffic Visibility and Management with Barco's LED Video Wall

3) City of San Jose Awards TransCore Real-Time Adaptive Traffic Management Contract

4) Inrix Analytics Introduces a Smarter Approach to More Effectively Managing Road Networks at Reduced Cost

5) Sensys Networks Introduces MicroRadar, the World's First Battery-Operated Bicycle Detection Solution

Upcoming Events

Workshop on Interoperability Testing for ITS Cooperative Mobility Services – November 14-18 – Helmond, The Netherlands

http://www.ertico.com/1st-interop-event-cms-14-18-nov-2011/

Today in Transportation History

1931 **70th anniversary** Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, New Jersey.

http://edison.rutgers.edu/biogrphy.htm

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