Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Register now for the 18th World Congress on ITS, October 16-20th, 2011 in Orlando, Florida
The 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems and ITS America’s Annual Meeting is this year’s “must attend” event for advanced transportation technologies, featuring:
-over 250 sessions with industry experts and world renowned speakers;
-a broad range of technical tours featuring Florida’s state-of-the-art ITS facilities;
-more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit hall space housing the latest technology products, services, and solutions;
-an action-packed schedule of special events hosted in sunny and beautiful Orlando;
-and more than 25 live, interactive tech demonstrations in the Technology Showcase- the most dynamic way to experience the World Congress!
Register early to reserve your spot for technical tours and special events- space is limited! Visit the World Congress website at www.itsworldcongress.org.
1) US Orders Airlines to State Fees More Clearly
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release from US DOT:
2) AARP Pushing Legislation to Reduce Pedestrian, Bicyclist Fatalities in Alabama Cities
Call for new signage, lane striping and other steps.
Link to article in The Huntsville Times:
3) Traffic Cameras Have Drivers Seeing Red
Link to video on NBC’s Today Show:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) First Came iPhone’s Thunder, Now GPS Makers Ride the Lightning
Link to article in Fast Company:
5) ACLU: Michigan State Police Using Cellphone ‘Extraction’ Device
Link to story and video on WDIV-TV:
Link to news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan:
6) States Address English-Only Driver’s License Testing
Link to article in Lane Line:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
7) Federal Report on South Carolina State Transportation Center Withheld
Link to article in The Post and Courier:
Make Public South Carolina State Probe
Link to editorial in The Post and Courier:
8) Sound Transit Hopes to Teach Students About Public Transportation
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
9) Positive Train Control: Onboard PTC Technology
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
10) Lower Merion, Pennsylvania Can Keep Its Historic Street Signs
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) Traffic Crawling? Time to Get Some Work Done
Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:
12) Three-in-Four UK Drivers Willing to Try Telematics to Save on Insurance
Link to article in Post:
13) Commuter Connect: New Initiative from MBTA
Link to story and video on WFXT-TV:
14) Cincinnati Metro Looking for Feedback on Google Transit
Link to blog in the Business Courier:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Moscow to Upgrade ITS and Build Traffic Management Center
Link to article in The Moscow Times:
16) Indie Truckers: Keep Big Brother Out of My Cab
Link to story and audio on NPR’s Morning Edition:
17) Buick to Launch IntelliLink on 2012 Models
Link to article in AutoWeek:
18) New Technology Could Change Transportation Funding
Link to article in The Topeka Capital-Journal:
2011 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium – June 5-9 – Baden-Baden, Germany
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** The first untethered flight of a rocket pack was made by Harold Graham in Niagara Falls, New York.
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