Friday, March 25, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
The 2011 International Transportation Economic Development Conference will be the fourth international conference to concentrate on the link between transportation and economic development. Held May 1-3, 2011 in Charleston, West Virginia, this conference will focus on issues and challenges related to the economy, global concerns and financial constraints. It will feature national transportation and economic leaders including US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. In addition, over 50 national and international speakers will present in 16 separate technical sessions throughout the 2½ day conference. Registration is only$250.00 (special discounts are available for students) through Monday, April 4th. Go to http://www.ited2011.org/registration.html or contact our conference planning staff at Meetings Northwest (866-633-8110) to learn more.
1) FAA Orders Nationwide Review of Air Traffic Control System
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Link to FAA statement:
2) Controller’s Mistake at Reagan Airport Shows Safety Plans Worked
Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:
3) The In-Flight Phone is Making a Comeback
Link to article in Time:
Link to news release from Aircell:
4) Community College of Baltimore County Uses Simulators to Teach Future Air Traffic Controllers
Link to story and video on WMAR-TV:
5) Airport Magazine – February/March 2011
Technology – How new technologies are making airports more productive.
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6) ERTICO Interviews Gzim Ocakoglu, EC DG Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE)
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7) On a Tech Drive
India needs to focus on more innovative ways to implement IT for applications other than electronic toll collection in order to fully exploit the benefits of ITS.
Link to commentary in Express Computer:
8) Creative Marketing Gives Taiwan Railway New Life: Official
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9) Virginia Seeks Sponsorships for Highway Rest Stops
Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
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10) Illinois Tollway Trucks Will Bring Assistance, Advertising
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) Young Entrepreneur Creates Speedbump Safe Driving App
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to further information:
12) Tracking Fleet Proves Problematic
Fleet managers require better decision-support software if they are to realize the full potential of ITS.
Link to article in Government News:
13) DC Metro to Add More Cameras to Station Entrances
Link to article in The Examiner
14) Deprivation Study Finds Access to Real-Time Mobile Information Could Raise the Status of Public Transit
Link to further information from Latitude Research:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Virginia Nerve Center Always Ready for Emergencies
Joint operations center allows Virginia DOT, State Police and 911 call center to coordinate under one roof.
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16) Putting the Company in the Cab
Modern truck technology has evolved from a century-long quest for greater control and visibility of drivers.
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:
17) Check My Ride is a Social Network for Cars
Link to column in Wired:
– Director, Office of Transit Safety and Security – Federal Transit Administration – Washington, DC
– Director, Office of Transit Programs – Federal Transit Administration – Washington, DC
18th Annual Airfield Safety, Sign Systems & Maintenance Management Workshop – May 22-24 – Seattle
Usually I don’t recommend specific products in the TCN, but for this car I’m going to make an exception.
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** The USSR launched Korabl-Sputnik 5 with Zvyozdochka, a dog, onboard. This was the last test flight before the first manned flight.
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