Monday, February 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
Early Registration Deadline Extended for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition
The early registration deadline for ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition has been extended to February 12, 2010.
ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition from May 3-5, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, will provide transportation professionals and policymakers the necessary tools and strategies they need to create communities that are safer, cleaner, more livable and less congested.
We will host several ancillary meetings held by such organizations as the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Regional Safety Council. Sam Palmisano, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM, will close out the conference by sharing his vision for creating a smarter transportation network through technology innovations. Take advantage of the lowest registration rates by registering online by February 12. For the latest conference information and to view the preliminary program, click here or follow us on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/itsam2010.
1) High Airport Security May be Cutting Thefts
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
2) Flight Management Aids Aviation Emission Cuts
Link to BBC News story:
3) False American Airlines Twitter Post Offers Fast Lesson in Social Media
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:
4) Southwest Airlines Ramps Up In-Flight Web Surfing
Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:
5) Tennessee Legislators Look to Restrict Traffic Camera Use
Link to story on WPLN Radio:
6) Appeals Court Lets Google Street View Suit Continue
Pennsylvania couple sues over photo of home.
Link to CNET News article:
7) Indian Government Bringing Together IT Experts to Pick Electronic Toll System
Link to article on Zee News:
GPS / NAVIGATION
8) No Regulations in Canada for GPS Use Despite Safety Risk
Link to CBC News story:
9) Racing Teams Hit with Bill for FIA Technology
Race cars to be equipped with ultra-sensitive GPS units.
Link to story on ESPN F1:
10) Free Mobe Map App ‘Shut Down by’ Nokia
Link to article in The Register:
11) Maryland Natural Resources Police Keeping an Electronic Eye Out for Poachers on Chesapeake Bay
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:
12) Radar Problems Foil US Missile Defense Test
Link to CNN story and video:
13) Finding Ways to Put DC’s Metro System Back on Track
Some say cultural shift, including more safety training, is what’s needed.
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
14) Building a Better Way, One Tweet at a Time
The Toronto Transit Commission asks customers how to improve.
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
15) New Message Signs with Twice the Info Could be Coming to Caltrain Stations
Link to article in The Examiner:
16) Tardy Transit? Tweet to the Top
Site allows San Francisco Muni riders to send a message to the mayor.
Link to article in Wired:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
17) Brainstorming a Better Commute
Software developers and Massachusetts transportation officials look at ways to improve transit information.
Link to article and video in The Boston Globe:
– Intelligent Transportation Systems Technical Support Services – US DOT
Aviation Industry Expo – March 16-18 – Las Vegas
Today in Transportation History
1910 **100th anniversary** – Service began on the Woodburn Branch of the Oregon Electric Railway.
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