Tuesday, March 27, 2012
- Transportation Communications NewsletterTuesday, March 27, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057Register for IBTTA Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees and Transportation Finance Summit, April 29-May 1, 2012 in Jersey City, New JerseyThis conference combines the best features of IBTTA's Transportation Finance Summit with the depth of content from the Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees organized by the Texas Transportation Institute and the University of Minnesota in 2009-2011. Sessions will explore the latest studies and pilot programs in mileage-based user fees and the diverse range of financing tools available to toll agencies, state DOTs and local governments. Conference Partners: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Texas Transportation Institute and TRB. Co-Sponsors: I-95 Corridor Coalition, Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance and the Reason Foundation. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel and travel reservations, and register today! Registration deadline is April 20, 2012.
AVIATION1) Unmanned ADS-B First for NASALink to article in Air Traffic Management:OTHER2) ACLU of Delaware Defends Display of Confederate Flag License Plate by DelDOT Employee on Private VehicleLink to article in the Newark Post:3) Designing a City for the DeafLink to article on The Atlantic Cities:4) QR Codes in Transportation: DC DOT Shows the PossibilitiesLink to Talking Transportation blog:http://talkingtransportation.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/qr-codes-in-transportation-the-district-dot-shows-the-possibilities/5) Intertraffic Amsterdam e-NewsletterLink to newsletter:PEDESTRIANS6) For Some, Texting and Walking Don't MixLink to story on KCPQ-TV:PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION7) College Student Charged After Taking Traffic Stop Pictures in PhiladelphiaLink to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:8) Billboard Campaign Takes Jab at Steel in New San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeLink to article in The Oakland Tribune:9) Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation DecisionmakingLink to report from the Transportation Research Board:SAFETY / SECURITY10) NTSB Pushes Proposal to Bar Hands-Free Calls by DriversLink to article in The Detroit News:http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120327/AUTO01/203270403/1121/auto0103/NTSB-pushes-proposal-to-bar-hands-free-calls-by-drivers11) Technology Makers Share Blame for Distracted Driving, NTSB Chief SaysLink to article in Automotive News:12) Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter – March 2012Link to newsletter:TELEMATICS13) Ford Sync Rolled Out in ASEANLink to article on just-auto:(free registration required)14) How Apps are Changing the Telematics Value ChangeLink to article on Telematics Update:TRANSIT15) How Do They Transmit Stories to Transit TV Monitors?Link to article on The Source:TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT16) Controversial Weymouth, UK Transport System Nets National AwardLink to article in the Dorset Echo:http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/9614679.Controversial_Weymouth_transport_system_nets_national_award/17) Integrated Traffic Management System Proposed for Chennai, IndiaLink to article in the Deccan Chronicle:News Releases2) TomTom's HD Traffic Saves Drivers Up to 30% Commute Time According to German Aerospace Center StudyUpcoming EventsMIT Course: Discrete Choice Analysis - Predicting Demand and Market Shares – June 11-15 – Cambridge, MassachusettsToday in Transportation History1977 **35th anniversary** Two jumbo jets collided on a runway in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The crash was the worst in aviation history and left 583 people dead.======================================================================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@....© 2012 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net