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ITS America welcomes 8 new members in April and May
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Eight new companies and organizations from around the country have joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the nation's leading voice for the use of smart technology to address transportation challenges. Our new members include: Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition; Winncom Technologies; Hogan Lovells, LLC; Nebraska Transportation Center; Orange County, Calif.; Sport and Traffic Technologies; GJB Consulting, LLC; and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. More



US DOT to present draft IntelliDrive deployment scenarios
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's ITS Joint Program Office, part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, will hold a workshop June 22 – 23, 2010 to present and discuss its four draft IntelliDrive℠ deployment scenarios that have been recently developed in response to key stakeholder input. The purpose of the meeting is to provide input to the U.S. DOT as it refines IntelliDrive research plans about potential futures paths for IntelliDrive deployment. More

Mitsubishi's NEW 70 Series: LED; LED Based Display Wall System
Mitsubishi's Display Wall Systems is expanding its new '70 Series' Product Lineup to include '70 Series: LED'. The new LED based, rear projection display wall cubes will be available in 50", 67" and 80" in either XGA or SXGA + resolutions. Utilizing 2nd generation LEDs, a proprietary coloring and brightness balancing system, the 70 Series LED light source offers users up to 70,000 hours of 24/7 operation.

For more information, please visit:
www.mitsubishi-megaview.com/LED




Smart solution spotlight: MassDOT's developers initiative offers up data to encourage expanded use of real-time traveler information
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Developers Initiative was presented an ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight award last week for its public-private collaboration that has significantly expanded the distribution of traveler information to the general public. By sharing transportation data with private developers for free, MassDOT helped solve a problem facing many public transportation agencies on limited budgets of how to provide real-time transportation information and assistance to travelers. In just nine months, the MassDOT Developers Initiative has led to the development of tens of thousands of dollars worth of website and mobile customer information applications. By acting as wholesalers rather than retailers of transportation information, MassDOT effectively and efficiently delivers information to customers, encouraging private investment and new innovations. More

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GPS is getting an $8 billion upgrade
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Without it, ATMs would stop spitting out cash, Wall Street could blunder billions of dollars in stock trades and clueless drivers would get lost. It's GPS, and it's everywhere. More



Transportation groups urge changes to bill
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Major transportation industry groups have "grave concerns" about a draft Senate climate and energy plan because it imposes new fees on the industry and diverts too much of that revenue elsewhere. More

Using a smartphone to organize your travels
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The do-it-yourself world of booking trips today sometimes leaves business travelers and summer vacationers deluged with airline schedules, hotel and car-rental confirmations and restaurant-reservation details. Now, a flurry of services aim to let you manage all that on your smartphone. More

ZC&R Offers Durable Optical Coatings for
Traffic Cams

ZC&R Coatings for Optics offers a broad line of environmentally-durable glass and coatings for outdoor traffic cameras, ideal for use in severe weather conditions. Included are antireflective coatings (AR) and transparent conductive coatings, which may be combined with other customized coatings to provide higher performance and improved transmission. more


Campaign to end distracted driving goes global at the United Nations
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The push to end distracted driving is now going global with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joining the cause. Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary has made it his mission to curb this deadly behavior and will join the U.N. Secretary, as well as Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, to start a new campaign called "Global Call to Action on Ending Distracted Driving." More

Redesigning the bus stop: Teague's Traffic 2.0 makes transit more friendly
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Having grown up in New York in the '70s, public transportation holds a special place in my heart. I can fondly recall the dilapidated state of subway cars and platforms in the mid-'70s. The sight of teenagers catching free rides off the back bumper ledge and that uniquely urban rite of passage: Taking your first unchaperoned ride on the unwieldy system. Having now lived almost half my life outside of that city, I've had ample opportunity to test public transit in any number of locations, and one thing that never fails to impress is a smart, well-thought-out piece of public transit. More

Law firm starts bike rental program for its employees
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Commuting by bicycle from Alexandria to Nixon Peabody's office on 9th Street in Northwest on a regular basis gives Jeffrey S. Lesk plenty of time to think. More

Hurricane first responders: Not what you might think
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When you think of first responders you may think: Emergency crews. But when it comes to hurricanes, think again. That's because when a storm strikes, debris remains on the roads, making it impossible for emergency crews to get to you. That's when a different kind of first responder hits the streets. More

Online, smart phone technology eliminates public transit guesswork
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When Metro Transit introduced its NexTrip real-time bus departure information system two years ago, an anonymous blogger predicted that it would attract no more than a dozen rider-users a day. Well, the results have come in a tad higher than that — more than 40,000 hits a day by phone, wireless or online, not to mention the 30,000 additional riders who can see or hear real-time updates on message boards along the Marquette-2nd Avenues transit corridor in downtown Minneapolis. More

Massachusetts DOT in the spotlight
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ITS America shined its Smart Solution Spotlight on the MassDOT Developer's Initiative. As regular readers of The Transit Wire know, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is working actively with the developer community to support new applications that provide route, schedule, and real-time data for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority services at minimal cost to the agencies. More

'Smart' bus market looks bright for Taiwanese firms
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The Taiwan Telematics Industry Alliance is joining forces with the government to sell a locally initiated intelligent bus standard and related solutions to China starting next month, eyeing the massive market across the Taiwan Strait to generate the next possible cash cow for Taiwanese companies. More

Breaking news: There will be traffic jams in Toronto this summer
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The Globe and Mail gave its readers the juiciest scoop of the weekend: Apparently Toronto will be plagued by road construction over the next few months. Staying with this breaking story, the paper goes on to speculate that the Gardiner Expressway will have regular traffic jams. But if the city is paralyzed by gridlock this summer — like, er, every summer — never fear. Robots will rescue motorists. More

First-ever emission standards for trucks set
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For the first time, medium weight and heavy trucks will have to meet emissions standards in the United States. President Obama announced that the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency will require commercial trucks to improve both mileage and emissions starting in 2014. More

North Carolina taps TransCore for electronic toll road system
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TransCore announced that it has been selected by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority to provide RFID technology for statewide wireless toll collection systems. More
 


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Transportation Calendar


May 25-28, 2010
International Roads Federation World Meeting 2010
Lisbon, Portugal


May 26-28, 2010
2010 International Transport Forum
Leipzig, Germany


June 9-10, 2010
2010 Traffic Information Service Forum
Shenzen, China


June 13-16, 2010
ITS Canada Annual Conference 2010
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


July 11-13, 2010
National Summit for Rural Traffic Safety Culture
Big Sky, Mont.


Sept. 19-21, 2010
ITS Georgia Annual Meeting


Sept. 19-22, 2010
Safety 2010 – Engineering Behavior
Newport, R.I.


Sept. 22-24, 2010
ITS Tennessee Annual Meeting
Chattanooga, Tenn.


Oct. 25-29, 2010
17th World Congress on ITS
Busan, South Korea


Nov. 15-16, 2010
ITS California Annual Meeting


Nov. 28-30, 2010
Roadex Railex Exhibition and Conference
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Oct. 16-20, 2011
18th World Congress on ITS
Orlando, Fla.


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