Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Solve your corridor congestion and signal timing challenges with InSync adaptive traffic control
Free webinar with the facts on adaptive traffic control results. Visit http://rhythmtraffic.com/facts
For decades, public works departments and traffic engineers struggled to reduce congestion, delay, stops and accidents on busy arterial roadways. Now state and local agencies across the U.S. are running the InSync adaptive traffic control solution on dozens of corridors and realizing unprecedented benefits. It is common to see stop reductions of 90%, delay reductions of 75%, travel time reductions of 40%, and significant reductions in fuel usage and emissions.
Join us for an information-packed webinar to see how adaptive traffic control can benefit your roadways and communities. In only a few minutes you will see and hear before-and-after results reported by independent engineering firms, experiences of traffic professionals who installed InSync and other systems, details on the artificial intelligence and hardware components which make up the InSync system and more. Get the facts at http://rhythmtraffic.com/facts
1) Air Traffic Control System is ‘Not Safe,’ Say UK Controllers
Link to article on ZDNet UK:
2) Red Light Cameras Put States and Locals at Odds
Link to article in Government Technology:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Expert: China to Establish Global Satellite Navigation System by 2020
Link to Xinhua article:
4) Satellite Navigation a Political Act
Link to article in GPS World:
5) ITS Bill Being Introduced in US House
Bill would establish several competitively selected communities to serve as model deployment sites for the large-scale integration of 21st century technology to solve critical transportation challenges.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
6) NASA Hosts ‘Tweetups’ to Spread the Word About Its Missions
Link to article on Nextgov:
7) Transportation Transparency Act Passes Oklahoma House
Bill increases public scrutiny of state road revenue.
Link to article in the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat:
8) ‘On the Go with Ray LaHood’ Promises Your Lively Questions, My Honest Answers
Link to US DOT’s Fast Lane blog:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Israeli iPhone App Reports ‘Bad Drivers’
Link to article from The Media Line:
10) Twin Cities’ Metro Transit Upgrades Its Mobile Site
Link to article from The Legal Ledger:
11) The Negative Side of Social Media: What to Expect
Link to article in Mass Transit:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) New York City Subway Information Network is Over Budget, Almost Done and Already Obsolete
Link to article in the Daily News:
13) Las Vegas Speedway Officials: Race Weekend Traffic to be Better than Past Years
Signs, cones and personnel will be supplemented by app with travel and parking information.
Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:
14) Collaboration on Traffic Information Across National Borders
Link to article on Viasuisse:
15) Transport is Key in Swedish Science Hub.
A center of information and communications technology known as Kista Science City in Stockholm, has focused on intelligent transportation to fuel its success.
Link to article in Next American City:
16) Connected Cars Speed Into the Future
Link to article on swissinfo.ch:
17) Microsoft Wants to be in Your Car
Link to article on Internet Evolution:
Webcast: Leveraging Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Software for Public Transportation – March 3
Today in Transportation History
1971 **40th anniversary** The Canadian Transport Commission ordered the Canadian National to continue operating the Super Continental.
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