Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm


Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


Register Today for IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Making the Difference ― September 11-14, 2011 in Berlin, Germany

Join IBTTA in Berlin for what promises to be the year’s largest gathering of toll industry professionals. With presentations from more than 90 industry experts, representing 25 countries around the world, the IBTTA Annual Meeting offers a unique learning and business opportunity!  An outstanding technical program with tracks on interoperability, tolling infrastructure around the world, communications, and environment/social responsibility – make your plans today!  Visit www.IBTTA.org/BERLIN to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

AVIATION

1) US-India to Cooperate on Flight Navigation Systems

Link to Indo-Asian News Service article:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/US-India-to-cooperate-on-flight-navigation-systems/Article1-722918.aspx

Link to news release from the India Ministry of Civil Aviation:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=73321

2) Atlantic City International Achieves Virtual Expansion with Technology Upgrades

Link to article in Airport Improvement:

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00284

3) Austin-Bergstrom International Teams with American Airlines and TSA in Self-Tag Pilot

Link to article in Airport Improvement:

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00281

4) Sensis Aims to Improve Traffic Around Airport Gates

Link to article in the Central New York Business Journal:

http://cnybj.com/Channels/Technology/tabid/73/itemid/14936/sourcemid/417/Sensis-aims-to-improve-traffic-around-airport-gates/Default.aspx

OTHER

5) Microsoft Bing Taps Gigwalk’s iPhone ‘Mobile Workforce’

People get paid to take photos of items such as streets signs for navigation companies.

Link to blog in The Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/technologybrierdudleysblog/2015655814_microsoft_bing_taps_gigwalks_m.html

PARKING

6) Pay-by-Phone Parking Still Imperfect in DC

Link to story on WTOP Radio:

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2461257

PEDESTRIANS

7) No Tickets for Texting and Walking in Philadelphia

Link to story on WPVI-TV:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8258570

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Los Angeles International Airport Blames Technical Failures for Ongoing Security Woes

Link to story on KNBC-TV:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Airport-Security-Breakdown–125778018.html

9) South Australia Police Goes Online

Link to article in Blueprint:

http://www.police.sa.gov.au/public/download.jsp?id=56866 (page 2)

10) The Role of Libraries and Librarians in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

Link to transcript of EMForum.org presentation:

http://www.emforum.org/vforum/lc110713.htm

TELEMATICS

11) Pushing Buttons: Trying the OnStar Aftermarket Mirror

Link to article in Consumer Reports:

http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/07/pushing-buttons-trying-the-onstar-aftermarket-mirror.html

TRANSIT

12) New South Wales Public Transport Wi-Fi in New Agency’s Hands

Link to article on iTnews.com.au:

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/264071,nsw-public-transport-wifi-in-new-agencys-hands.aspx

13) Utah Transit Authority Hopes to Improve Rider Communication with New Signs

Link to article in the Deseret News:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387809/UTA-hopes-to-improve-rider-communication-with-new-signs.html

14) MBTA’s YouTube Video Enlightens Commuters on the Ins and Outs of Quiet Cars

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/07/18/railroads_youtube_video_explains_rules_of_quiet_cars/

Link to video: http://youtu.be/u2pV8-TeEk4

15) Public Participation Strategies for Transit

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/Public_Participation_Strategies_for_Transit_165652.aspx

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Unveils Online Traffic Navigator System

Link to article on Newsbytes Philippines:

http://newsbytes.ph/2011/07/19/mmda-unveils-online-traffic-navigator-system/

Link to news release from the MMDA:

http://www.mmda.gov.ph/news.html#jul182011

Link to Metro Manila Traffic Navigator:

http://mmdatraffic.interaksyon.com/system-view.php

17) The Carmageddon Effect

Is the real story here about good transportation planning?

Link to article on Planetizen:

http://www.planetizen.com/node/50452

18) Summary of Responses to November 2010 Request for Information on Real-Time System Management Information Program

Link to notice in the Federal Register:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2011_register&docid=fr19jy11-8

19) Integrate Traffic Data with IBM Intelligent Transportation Using a Traffic Data Gateway

Link to further information from IBM:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/industry/library/ind-inteltrans/index.html?ca=drs-

VEHICLES

20) Ford Sees All-Digital Car Audio Future

Link to article on just-auto:

http://www.just-auto.com/news/ford-sees-all-digital-car-audio-future_id112779.aspx?lk=dm

21) Ford Proves the Blind Can Drive a Stick

Link to article in Wired:

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/07/ford-proves-that-blind-drivers-can-learn-a-stick-shift

22) Study Shows Automatic Braking Reduces Rear-End Crashes

Link to article in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/07/study-shows-automatic-braking-reduces-rear-end-crashes/1

Link to news release from the Highway Loss Data Institute:

http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr071911.html

News Releases

1) General Motors to Launch First Real-World Smart Grid Pilot with OnStar and Chevy Volt

2) Washington State DOT’s Innovative Management on I-5 Wins Award

3) AAA and the League of American Bicyclists Gear Up to Promote Safety: Not Child’s Play Any More

4) Kansas DOT’s Websites and Phone Services to be Unavailable to Public Wednesday and This Weekend

5) Navteq Expands Latin America Map Coverage to Include Uruguay

6) American Airlines Publishing Wins Multiple Magnum Opus Awards

7) China Automotive OEMs Face Telematics Challenges

8) New European Commission Tachograph Rules Will Save Companies More than €500 Million per Year

9) South Australia Police News Launch Mobile Web App

10) Bahrain Works Ministry Prepares National Plan for Traffic Safety

Upcoming Events

Podcar City: Stockholm – September 6-8 – Stockholm

http://podcarcity.org/stockholm/conference/

Today in Transportation History  

 

1911 **100th anniversary** Tolls were removed from the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queensboro and Williamsburg bridges in New York City.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F10716F63F5517738DDDAE0894DF405B818DF1D3

1961 **50th anniversary** TWA introduced the first regular in-flight movies.  The first film shown was By Love Possessed.

http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/Pass_the_Popcorn.html

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