Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 6, 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 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! Registration deadline is April 20, 2012. www.ibtta.org/jerseycity


ELECTRONIC TOLLING

1) Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolling Could Become Fully Electronic

Link to story on WESA Radio:

http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2012-03-06/pa-turnpike-tolling-could-become-fully-electronic-10386

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Report: 70% of GPS Navigation Devices on Chinese Market Fail Inspection

Link to story on China Radio International:

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/03/06/2982s685227.htm

OTHER

3) Florida Ponders School Bus Ads

Link to article on Transportation Nation:

http://transportationnation.org/2012/03/06/florida-ponders-school-bus-ads/

4) Human Infographic! Good Attacks Traffic in Los Angeles

Link to article in Good:

http://www.good.is/post/human-infographic-good-attacks-traffic-in-los-angeles/

5) India Traffic Tracker Birds Eye Systems Gets Funding from CIIE

Link to article on Techcircle.in:

http://techcircle.vccircle.com/500/traffic-tracker-birds-eye-systems-gets-funding-from-ciie/

6) AMITRAN Project Needs Your Opinion

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/amitran-project-needs-your-opinion/

Link to questionnaire: https://app.lamapoll.de//AMITRANUserNeeds/

7) Traffic Technology International – February/March 2012

Link to magazine:

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8a8bd2e

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Ad for US Highway Bill Channels Reagan, Clinton

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

http://www.joc.com/regulation/ad-highway-bill-channels-reagan-clinton

RAILROADS

9) ERTMS Reaches Croatia

Link to article in The Rail Engineer:

http://www.therailengineer.com/2012/03/06/ertms-reaches-croatia/

10) Amtrak Wi-Fi – Better, but Still Needs Work

Link to blog in the North County Times:

http://www.nctimes.com/blogsnew/business/scitech/amtrak-wifi---better-but-still-needs-work/article_9786682d-5cb9-5851-b1c3-ff3eba78e768.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) Arizona House Rejects Ban on Texting While Driving

Link to AP article:

http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-house-rejects-ban-of-texting-while-driving/article_4fde2556-2181-5096-9281-7da2ce67594c.html

12) Why Can't the TSA Be as Cool as the TSA's 'Blogger Bob?'

Link to article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-05/why-cant-the-tsa-be-as-cool-as-the-tsas-blogger-bob

Link to The TSA Blog: http://blog.tsa.gov/

TRANSIT

13) New York MTA Aims to Install Interactive Touch-Screen Tablets in Subway Stations

Link to article in the Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/tv-guides-subway-article-1.1033677

14) GO Transit Commuters Use New App to Navigate on the Go

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/article/1141481--go-transit-commuters-use-new-app-to-navigate-on-the-go

15) Texas Capital Metro Completes Installation of Tech-Savvy Bus Signage

Link to story on KXAN-TV:

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/tech-savvy-bus-signage-ready-for-sxsw

16) Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/03/do-real-time-updates-increase-transit-ridership/1413/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Vietnam Seeks French Aid for Building Traffic Center

Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/society/19600/french-aid-sought-for-traffic-centre.html

18) Transportation Coordination and Preparedness Protocols Strengthened in DC Region

Link to in the TPB Weekly Report:

http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/message.aspx?d=348&m=731

19) 235 Cameras Linked to Dubai Traffic Control Center

Link to article on Emirates 24/7:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/235-cameras-linked-to-dubai-traffic-control-centre-2012-03-06-1.446960

20) Interview with Radiate Media CEO Chris Rothey About Their Traffic Service and Partnership with Cumulus

Link to interview via Radio Ink:

http://www.radioinkforums.com/mp3s/chrisrotheystereo.mp3

21) SunGuide Disseminator – March 2012

Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Newsletters/2012/2012-003-Mar.pdf

VEHICLES

22) Exotic Cars, Technology Rule Geneva Motor Show

Link to article on MarketWatch:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/notebook-exotic-cars-technology-rule-geneva-2012-03-06

23) Electronic Age Forces Wholesale Rethink

Link to article in the Financial Times:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/69160afe-62c3-11e1-9245-00144feabdc0.html

24) Articles from Light & Medium Truck

- Are Vehicle Telematics Worth the Cost?

http://lmtruck.com/articles/lmtbase.aspx?storyid=1757&t=Are-Vehicle-Telematics-Worth-the-Cost

- An Eye in the Cab for Safety

http://lmtruck.com/articles/lmtbase.aspx?storyid=1759&t=An-Eye-in-the-Cab-for-Safety

25) Reduce Market Fragmentation Through Platform Standardization

An interview with Rudolf Streif, Director-Embedded Solutions, The Linux Foundation.

Link to audio interview on Telematics Update:

http://uk.telematicsupdate.com/fc_tele_evupdatelz/lz.aspx?p1=0575795S0301&CC=&p=1

News Releases

1) SITA and Egis Bring NATS Closer to Single European Sky with Data Link Solution

2) GeoEye Wins Airport Mapping Contract from GE Aviation

3) TomTom Continues Successful Renault Partnership with R-Link

4) TomTom Secures Traffic Deal with Qoros Auto in China

5) Aha Begins Rolling Out Cloud-Based Infotainment Service in Europe

6) Raytheon's Mobile Air Traffic Control System Makes International Debut

7) iPhone App Gives Commuters Simple Ways to Get Calgary Transit Schedule

8) Politico Pro Adds Transportation and Infrastructure Department

9) I-93 Message Board Will Alert Massachusetts Commuters to Next Train

10) Inmarsat Launches Free Shore-to-Ship Voice Calling for Rescue Coordination Centers

11) Overland Park, Kansas Traffic Cameras Capture Quivira Bridge Demolition

12) Connected Car Report – Impact of Changing M2M Strategies, Embedded SIMs

13) Frost & Sullivan Predicts Nearly Half of Vehicles Produced by 2017 Will Have Fleet Management System as Standard Equipment

14) Eurocontrol Recognized Twice in Prestigious Jane's Awards

15) Iris: Watch How Satcoms Help Pilots

Upcoming Events

84th Annual American Association of Airport Executives Conference & Exposition – April 29-May 2 – Phoenix

http://events.aaae.org/sites/120501/

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Italian forces became the first to use dirigibles in a war. They dropped bombs on Turkish troops in Libya.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40910FD385E13738DDDAE0894DB405B828DF1D3

1987 **25th anniversary** The ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsized shortly after leaving Zeebrugge, Belgium, killing 193 people.

http://www.dover-kent.co.uk/transport/herald_disaster.htm

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