Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
Register for 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 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! Registration deadline is April 20, 2012.
1) Unmanned ADS-B First for NASA
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:
2) ACLU of Delaware Defends Display of Confederate Flag License Plate by DelDOT Employee on Private Vehicle
Link to article in the Newark Post:
3) Designing a City for the Deaf
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:
4) QR Codes in Transportation: DC DOT Shows the Possibilities
Link to Talking Transportation blog:
5) Intertraffic Amsterdam e-Newsletter
Link to newsletter:
6) For Some, Texting and Walking Don't Mix
Link to story on KCPQ-TV:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
7) College Student Charged After Taking Traffic Stop Pictures in Philadelphia
Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:
8) Billboard Campaign Takes Jab at Steel in New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Link to article in The Oakland Tribune:
9) Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
SAFETY / SECURITY
10) NTSB Pushes Proposal to Bar Hands-Free Calls by Drivers
Link to article in The Detroit News:
11) Technology Makers Share Blame for Distracted Driving, NTSB Chief Says
Link to article in Automotive News:
12) Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter – March 2012
Link to newsletter:
13) Ford Sync Rolled Out in ASEAN
Link to article on just-auto:
(free registration required)
14) How Apps are Changing the Telematics Value Change
Link to article on Telematics Update:
15) How Do They Transmit Stories to Transit TV Monitors?
Link to article on The Source:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
16) Controversial Weymouth, UK Transport System Nets National Award
Link to article in the Dorset Echo:
17) Integrated Traffic Management System Proposed for Chennai, India
Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:
MIT Course: Discrete Choice Analysis - Predicting Demand and Market Shares – June 11-15 – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today in Transportation History
1977 **35th anniversary** Two jumbo jets collided on a runway in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The crash was the worst in aviation history and left 583 people dead.
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