Thursday, September 1, 2011
- Transportation Communications NewsletterThursday, September 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) is offering its fall 2011 schedule of blended courses FREE to First Time students; each half price for returning students! Any of the following CITE courses can be obtained during this offer: Traffic Signal Timing, Introduction to Systems Engineering, Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) Equipment and Operations, and Configuration Management for Traffic Management Systems. Act NOW; register today! All course materials are on-line; NEW students register using Sponsor Code TBNF2011 http://www.citeconsortium.org/registration.html. Restrictions apply; click here for details Questions, please contact Denise Twisdale (mztwiz@...) or Kathy Frankle (kfrankle@...).
AVIATION1) Technology Can Help Persian Gulf Air CarriersLink to article in Gulf News:2) Decoding Automation Before It Derails Your FlightLink to article in FAA Safety Briefing:BICYCLES3) Florida Cyclists Using Social Media to Get Traffic InformationLink to story and video on Bay News 9:http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/august/304320/Cyclists-using-social-media-to-get-traffic-information4) Musical GPS Lets You Steer Your Bike Without Looking at a ScreenLink to blog and videos on Grist:http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-01-musical-gps-lets-you-steer-your-bike-without-looking-at-a-screenMARITIME5) Cruise Control? Charleston, South Carolina Port Officials Say New Billboard is Bad for BusinessLink to story and video on WCIV-TV:OTHER6) ITS United Kingdom Holds Manchester Launch for Inclusive Mobility Interest GroupLink to article from ERTICO:http://www.ertico.com/its-united-kingdom-holds-manchester-launch-for-inclusive-mobility-interest-group/7) Q&A with Seattle Traffic Reporter, Jenni Hogan, Twitter's Top Local TV JournalistLink to interview on Lost Remote:ROADWAYS8) More of Texas DOT's High-Tech Sensors Could be Coming to MidlandLink to story and video on KWES-TV:SAFETY / SECURITY9) Social Media Brings New Capacities and Liabilities to CrisesLink to article on Nextgov:TELEMATICS10) OnStar for All Who Have the WherewithalLink to article in The New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/technology/personaltech/onstar-fmv-offers-premium-but-costly-service.htmlVEHICLES11) Texas DOT Launches New GIS-Based Overweight Load Permitting SystemLink to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:Link to additional information on TxPROS:12) Faster? Shorter? Try Cheaper, GreenerProgram gives drivers the most fuel-efficient route.Link to article in GPS World:13) Connected Cars: The Fine Line Between Innovation and DistractionLink to blog on Mashable:News ReleasesJob Postings- Business Development Executive – RouteMatch Software – Atlanta, Georgia- Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships – Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority – Des Moines, IowaUpcoming Events17th Annual Central Europe/North America Airport Issues Conference – October 10-12 – Krakow, PolandToday in Transportation History1911 **100th anniversary** Bradford Lee Gilbert, an architect who designed a number of railroad stations, including an earlier version of Grand Central Station, died in Accord, New York.======================================================================The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at bernie@....TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communicationsBecome a TCN fan on Facebook!Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@....© 2011 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net