Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

2012 National Rural ITS Conference

Less than 40 days remain before the kickoff of the 2012 National Rural ITS Conference!  Held in Biloxi, MS, September 17th-19th, conference attendees will experience southern hospitality at its finest as the Gulf Region ITS Chapter hosts this year’s event. Held at the beachfront property, the Beau Rivage Hotel, guests can enjoy the Mississippi Sound while attendees take in the incredible technical sessions, training, professional tours, and networking opportunities!  You can take advantage of early registration rates until Friday, August 17th!  (http://nritsconference.org/registration.html)  We look forward to showing you "Rural ITS Southern Style."


AVIATION

1) FAA DataComm Delayed Two Years
Link to article on FierceGovernmentIT:

2) Indian Aviation Likely to Witness Some New Technologies
Link to interview in Express TravelWorld:

3) Dulles First Airport in US to Display Real-Time Security Line Wait Times
Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:

4) Google Introduces Flight Tracking System in Search Results, Using Your Booking Emails
Link to article on Tnooz:

BICYCLES

5) Portland, Oregon Adds Bike Counter to Hawthorne Bridge
Link to blog on BikePortland.org:

CAMERAS

6) High-Tech Camera Keeping Kansas City Cops Safer, Traffic Flowing Smoother
Link to story on WDAF-TV:

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) UK Highways Agency Trials GPS Data for Road Management
Link to article in The Guardian:

OTHER

8) California Bill Bars Agencies from Cellphone Jamming
Link to AP article:

9) Uber Runs Afoul of Massachusetts Regulators
Link to column in The Washington Post:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Content is King: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

RAILROADS

11) How Amtrak's Government Affairs Officers Have Built – and Need to Continue Building – Better Congressional Relationships
Link to commentary in Progressive Railroading:

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) DHS Wants to 'Change the Game' On Public Safety Network
Link to article in Government Computer News:

13) Could Electronic Recorders for Truckers Improve Road Safety?
Link to article in Government Technology:

VEHICLES

14) Self-Driving Cars on Horizon, but How Soon?
Link to article in Automotive News:

15) Connected Vehicle Technology in Iran by ACECR at Sharif University of Technology
Link to further information:


News Releases


Solicitations
 -  Call for Papers – 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications
 -  Public Consultation – Charging for the Use of Road Infrastructure – European Commission


Upcoming Events
Webinar: FHWA Safety Data Dashboard and Community of Practice – September 6


Friday Bonus  
Sometimes you need to think twice about the wording on roadway signs.


Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The Bell 533 helicopter made its first flight. 

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