Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, February 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
Attend IBTTA Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees and Transportation Finance Summit, April 29-May 1, 2012 in Jersey City, New Jersey
This conference combines the best features of IBTTA's Transportation Finance Summit with the depth of content from the Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees organized by the Texas Department of Transportation Institute and the University of Minnesota in 2009-2011. Sessions will explore the latest studies and pilot programs in mileage-based user fees and the diverse range of financing tools available to toll agencies, state DOTs and local governments. Conference Partners: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Texas Transportation Institute and TRB. Co-Sponsors: I-95 Corridor Coalition, Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance and the Reason Foundation. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel and travel reservations, and register today! www.ibtta.org/jerseycity
GPS / NAVIGATION
1) Rocket Sent Into Northern Lights for GPS Research
Link to AP article:
2) During Stop at Virginia Tech, US Transportation Secretary Focuses on Unfocused Drivers
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:
3) Intelligent Transport Solutions Can Transform Cities
Link to column in Daily News & Analysis:
SAFETY / SECURITY
4) Britannia Bridge 'Urban Explorer' Photographers Given Warning
Link to BBC News story:
5) What US DOT's New Distraction Guidelines Mean for Telematics
Link to article on Telematics Update:
6) Wi-Fi Coming to GO Transit
Link to article in the Toronto Star:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
7) California DOT to Rewrite Emergency Plan in Wake of Massive I-10 Traffic Jam
Link to article in The Desert Sun:
8) Palm Springs, California Area Tourism Group Eyes I-10 Traffic Alert Plan
Link to article in The Desert Sun:
9) Northern Virginia Traffic Center's Eyes are on I-95
Link to article in The Free-Lance Star:
10) Ohio DOT Installing ITS to Help Drivers Beat the Traffic
Link to story on WEWS-TV:
11) Computers May Control Intersections for Self-Driving Cars
Link to IDG News article:
12) Gurgaon, India Traffic Police SMS Service Fails; to Be Revived Soon
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:
13) Disgust at £116,000 'Toy' Warning Signs in Shipley, UK
Link to article in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus:
14) Seoul City Government Develops Traffic App
Link to article in The Korea Times:
15) New Mexico DOT Adds Drive Times to Message Boards
Link to story on KRQE-TV:
16) Urban and Traffic Data Systems: 2011
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
17) Self-Driving Tech Veers into Mid-Range Cars
Link to article in Technology Review:
18) Car Radios: Touch Screen or Knobs?
Link to audio from WOR Radio Network's The Car Doctor:
Parkex 2012 – April 17-18 – London
Today in Transportation History
1792 **220th anniversary** The United States Postal Service was established.
1942 **70th anniversary** Edward O'Hare became the US Navy's first flying ace and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II. Chicago's Orchard Depot Airport was named for him in 1949.
1962 **50th anniversary** John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard Friendship 7.
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