Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 14, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

National Rural ITS Conference – September 17-19

Registration is open for the 2012 National Rural ITS Conference!  To be held September 17-19th in Biloxi, Mississippi, the conference will showcase rural applications of intelligent transportation systems in nearly 30 technical sessions, professional tours and training opportunities.  You can view agenda, lodging and activity information online.  For conference updates, find us on twitter (#NRITS) or join us on LinkedIn (under National Rural ITS Conference).  Lastly, don’t forget to turn in your applications for the “Best of Rural ITS Awards” by Friday, June 22nd


1) Airlines, Ticket Firms Battle Over Booking System
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2) Florida Considers Using GPS Tracking to Charge Drivers Per Mile
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3) Poll: Americans OK with Some Domestic Drones – But Not to Catch Speeders
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4) New Logo Revealed for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

5) News from ERTICO
 -  TISA Position Paper: Provision of a Free Minimum Universal Traffic Information Service
 -  Vehicle Makers Urge EU to Act Upon CARS21 Recommendations


6) Arizona Fighting Dust Storms with Haiku
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7) California DOT Will Defend Structural Safety of New Bay Bridge in Unprecedented Live Webinar
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:
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8) Five New York Bridges Raise Cash from Ads at Toll Plazas
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9) Ohio DOT To Enhance Wrong-Way Signs
Link to article in The Blade:


10) Apple Draws Protest for Dropping Transit Directions in New Software
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

11) Smartphone App Could Aid Wisconsin Bus Riders
Link to article in the Journal Sentinel:

12) Use of Electronic Devices Increases on Commuter Rail
Link to article on The Transit Wire:


13) Windows Phone's Maps App Now Has Better Traffic Data Thanks to Nokia
Link to blog on MobileBurn:

14) Hamilton, Ontario to Use Innovative Camera Technology in Pilot to Manage Traffic
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15) Vehicle Automation May Cut Traffic Deaths
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

16) A Travel Guide App for Subaru Drivers by Subaru Drivers
Link to review on CNET:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Airports Conference of the Americas – July 15-17 – San Jose, Costa Rica

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The Convention for the Establishment of a European Space Research Organization was signed in Paris. 

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