Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, February 7, 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!
1) FAA Bill Passes, Speeding Switch to GPS for Guiding Planes
Link to AP article:
2) 14 Indian Airports to Get New Air Surveillance Technology
Link to article in The Economic Times:
3) Critics Rip Massachusetts Lawmaker's Proposal for ID of Gang Members on Driver's Licenses
Link to article in the Boston Herald:
4) Deadly I-75 Crash Site in Florida Lacked Message Boards and Cameras
Link to story on WESH-TV:
5) Ada County, Idaho Highway District is Tapping Old Technology and New for Smarter Roads
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:
SAFETY / SECURITY
6) 'See the Blindspots' Campaign Provides New Take on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Awareness
Link to article in the Florida Technology Transfer Quarterly:
7) America's Commercial Vehicles Help Deliver Distracted Driving Message
Link to blog on US DOT's Fast Lane:
8) Duke University Students Take to Bus-Tracking System
Link to article in The Chronicle:
Link to Duke TransLoc: http://duke.transloc.com
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
9) Cameras Improve Traffic Flow in Waterloo, Iowa
Link to article in The Courier:
10) Grand Rapids, Michigan Camera System Could Help Authorities, Motorists Monitor Traffic
Link to article in The Grand Rapids Press:
11) New Reports Released by US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office
- AASHTO Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Analysis
- An Approach to Communications Security for a Communications Data Delivery System for V2V/V2I Safety: Technical Description and Identification of Policy and Institutional Issues
- Connected Vehicle Environment: Governance Roundtable Proceedings from June 20, 2011
Webinar: Congestion Pricing – Best Practices in Parking Pricing – February 23
Today in Transportation History
1863 The HMS Orpheus sank off the New Zealand coast with a loss of 189 lives.
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