Monday, December 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
Deadline Extended: Call for Papers for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition
ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 3-5, 2010, Houston, Texas will provide transportation leaders with effective tools and strategies to create smart cities and communities that are safer, cleaner, more livable and less congested. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit a paper or submit a session proposal to this major ITS event! The deadline has been extended to Dec. 29, 2009. For a list of topics, key dates, guidelines, and to submit your paper online, visit www.itsa.org/amprogram.html.
1) FAA Rushing to Move Boise’s Air Traffic Station to Salt Lake
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:
2) You Can Watch Live as Boeing’s 787 Takes to the Air Tuesday Morning
Link to article in The Herald:
Link to site: http://787firstflight.newairplane.com
3) Airports Train Workers to be Nicer to Fliers
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Link to news release from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department:
4) Albuquerque Mayor Orders Independent Study of Traffic Cam Program
Link to story on KOAT-TV:
Link to news release from the Albuquerque mayor’s office:
5) Automatic Tolling a Non-starter in India as Developers Dither Imports
Link to article in the Business Standard:
GPS / NAVIGATION
6) How the Connected Car is Altering the GPS Landscape
Link to article in GPS Business News:
7) Proposed Command Set Could Ease Smart Card Interoperability
Link to article in SecureIDNews:
8) Is Gov 2.0 Just Another Passing Fad?
Link to article in Federal Computer Week:
Social Media Called Just Another Communications Tool
9) Scientists Create Formula for Perfect Parking
Link to article in the Telegraph:
Link to news release from Royal Holloway, University of London:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
10) Massachusetts Public Transportation Agencies Still Meet Behind Closed Doors
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11) Arizona Shuns Stimulus Signage, but Pima County Posts Plenty of Information
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:
12) Rehabbing Maine’s I-295 Southbound
Full road closure, robust public outreach, and diverse safety measures helped Maine DOT complete the job on time and on budget.
Link to article in Public Roads:
13) What are All Those Roadway Devices?
Link to column on INDenverTimes:
SAFETY / SECURITY
14) US Transportation Security Administration Moves to Deploy New Screening Technology
Link to article in ATW Daily News:
15) A Weekend in Sync
Testing Ford’s Sync system.
Link to review in The New York Times:
16) US Lawmakers Want to Expand Cell Usage in Subways
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17) Chicago Transit Authority’s Online Bus Tracker Rolls Into Sight at Shops
Businesses display information so public can stop and shop.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:
Link to CTA Bus Tracker API: http://www.transitchicago.com/developers/bustracker.aspx
18) New Los Angeles MTA Blogger Talks Transit From Both Sides of the Tracks
Link to interview on Neon Tommy:
Link to The Source: http://thesource.metro.net/
19) Crash Course in Transit Safety
A high rate of crashes between motor vehicles and light-rail vehicles led to operational improvements.
Link to article in Texas Transportation Researcher:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
20) US System for Tracking Traffic Flow is Faulted
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to report from the US DOT Inspector General:
21) Complex System Will Help Keep Traffic Flowing on I-95 Through Florida’s Treasure Coast
Link to article and video in the Stuart News:
Link to SMART SunGuide: http://www.smartsunguide.com/
22) Pune Gets Go-Ahead for Intelligent Traffic Management System
Link to article in The Times of India:
23) New 511 System Helps New Brunswick Motorists
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Link to news release from the Government of New Brunswick:
24) Gambia’s Unique FM to Relay Air Traffic Reports
Link to article in Today:
25) Managing Kathmandu’s Traffic
Link to commentary in Republica:
1) Unique Partnership is Formed Between Ohio DOT and Walmart to Share Winter Safety Messages
2) International ITS Conference & Expo Shanghai 2010 Will be Held Next September
3) Amplex and Boeing to Offer Intelligent Streetlight Management Systems to US Cities
2nd Russian Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services – April 6-7 – Moscow
Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** – Captain Joe B. Jordan, in a Lockheed F-104C, sets an altitude record of 103,389 feet (31,513 meters).
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