Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
Register Now for IBTTA’s Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility Meeting — October 3-5, 2010 in Raleigh, NC
Join IBTTA Delegates for the final meeting of IBTTA’s 2010 Education Series: “Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility – Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” October 3-5 in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ll explore how engineering, design, maintenance, operations, and security roles have come together to address the challenges of operating modern, sustainable, technologically advanced and economically viable toll facilities. Hotel cut-off is September 10, 2010. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and register today! www.ibtta.org
1) Why Dubai Airport has Adopted the Silent Treatment
Airport reduces the number of public address announcements by 70%.
Link to article in Arabian Supply Chain:
2) BoltBus, RedCoach, Other Bus Lines Go for Business Travelers with Wi-Fi, Other Amenities
Link to article in USA Today:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Next Generation of GPS Satellites Threatened by Lack of Coordination, GAO Says
Link to article in Government Computer News:
4) Cambridge, Massachusetts ‘Yoga’ Parking Tickets Have Drivers in a Twist
Link to article in the Boston Herald:
5) Bad Sign for Motorists
Georgia highway sign fails on a couple of counts.
Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
SAFETY / SECURITY
6) Summit Calls for Reduction in Distracted Driving
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7) Proposal Bans Texting by Hazmat Truck Drivers
Link to AP article:
8) DC, Baltimore Transit Cards to Work Across Systems
Link to story on WTOP Radio:
9) Pay Phones May Soon Disappear from Chicago Bus and Train Stops
Link to story on WBEZ Radio:
10) Wireless Video Feeds Suggested as Way to Reduce Subway Track Deaths in New York
Link to article in the Daily News:
11) Smart Buses Could be Coming to Guelph, Ontario Streets
Link to article in the Guelph Mercury:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) Springfield, Missouri Starts Work to Improve Traffic Tracking
Link to story and video on KYTV-TV:
13) Voice of Vietnam’s Traffic Information Channel to be Launched Nationwide
Link to VOV News story:
14) Efforts Made to Assist Drivers in Korea Over Chuseok
Smart phone traffic app and text-message answering service aim to keep motorists advised.
Link to story on Arirang:
15) To Tame Traffic, Go with the Flow
Lights should respond to cars, a study concludes, not the other way around.
Link to article in ScienceNews:
16) Temple University Professor Studies ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams
Link to article in The Temple News:
17) Aggressive and Timid Drivers Cause Traffic Jams, Scientists Discover
Link to article in The Telegraph:
18) US Transportation Secretary Scolds Automakers for Adding Distracting Features to Cars
Link to article in The Washington Post:
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17th World Congress on ITS – October 25-29 – Busan, South Korea
Today in Transportation History
1910 **100th anniversary** Two interurban cars crashed near Kingsland, Indiana killing 42 people.
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