Join ITS America's Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions
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Are you concerned with the lack of focus on ITS as Congress works to pass transportation, job creation, climate change and energy legislation? Do you want to do more to advocate for policies that encourage the deployment of technology solutions to create a more integrated transportation network that is safer, cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable? The ITS community is uniquely positioned to advance policies that will achieve these goals in the transportation reauthorization bill. Consider joining ITS America's Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions to make a positive difference in America's transportation future.
To ensure that the ITS community has a voice in an already crowded policy debate, ITS America launched the Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions to raise the visibility of ITS and promote smart technologies and legislative proposals to Congress and the media.
We are working with the Congressional ITS Caucus to introduce legislation that will:
If you have questions or would like to sign up to sponsor the Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions, join the Congressional Roundtable, participate in the Washington Representatives Committee, or receive Government Affairs Update e-mails, contact Paul Feenstra at 202-721-4237.
Countdown to the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan
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Mark your calendar to attend the 17th ITS World Congress at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from Oct. 25-29. This year's theme is 'Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' In Busan, Korea's second-largest city, industry leaders will promote and share the latest, cutting-edge ITS technologies and trends. Register now.
ITS America is once again hosting a U.S. pavilion at the event. As an exhibitor, you'll gain access to the projected 3,000 potential customers and partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world. You'll also take advantage of the pavilion's prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. For more information, please contact Patty Del Pozo at 202-721-4238.
ITS America wants your opinion on leading transportation policy issues
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Concerned about federal funding for transportation? How does ITS play a role in sustainable transportation initiatives? Your opinions on the leading issues in transportation policy help ITS America refine reports and shape correspondence with key decision makers on Capitol Hill. ITS America launched Read and Respond last month, a Web page featuring some of the newest reports, studies, and publications developed by our staff and members. Visit the ITS America Read and Respond page today and let us hear your opinions on the leading issues in intelligent transportation. The latest report on sustainable transportation and ITS has just been posted for review. ITS America's most powerful tool is the collective voice of its membership — we want to hear from you! More
News from ERTICO: A new Danish platform for
the development of intelligent traffic
In the next few years a great deal of resources will be allocated to the ITS field in Denmark. One of the larger ITS initiatives will be conducted in the north Denmark region, which intends to be the region where new technologies are developed and tested before they are implemented throughout the country. The ITS Platform is the first large project and thus the first step in realizing this vision: an ITS Platform which is open and available for new applications. The ITS Platform will be implemented in 2010 through 2013 and tested in 500 cars. It will contain the prevalent ITS functions which have a broad scope of use across various applications, such as position, sensor data, and communication or data processing functions in the individual box in the vehicles as well as data management and data exchange on the server. More
Beyond 'real time' reporting, forecasting future traffic jams
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With huge increases in the use of traffic cameras, roadway sensors and GPS-linked devices like cellphones, transportation agencies are now grappling with a flood of data available to tell them how well vehicles are, or are not, moving. More
The connected car
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Alan Mulally must love being in motion. The president and chief executive of Ford Motor Co. previously ran Boeing Co.'s commercial aircraft division. He took the wheel at the car company in 2006, and on his watch Ford has been moving rapidly to make the automobile more of a place to tap into Internet technologies. Even the least expensive Ford models offer a sophisticated system called Sync that smoothly handles music players and phones and integrates them into the car with voice control. And the company is preparing an enhanced version called MyFord that allows users to control certain apps with touch screens and steering wheel buttons. More
Smart cards tap into future of city transit systems
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If a new pilot runs smoothly, public transit riders in New York and New Jersey may soon be swiping out the ubiquitous MetroCards for "smart cards" that allow them to ride subways and buses with a single tap. More
Transportation firms hailed as IT innovators
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Seven transportation companies and the nation's second-largest container port made the 2010 CIO 100 list recognizing companies that create business value through technological innovation. More
Georgia governor signs transportation bill to pay for roads
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Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a long-awaited transportation bill that will allow voters to decide whether to hike the sales tax to pay for roads and infrastructure. The legislation, three years in the making, divides Georgia into 12 regions and will ask voters during the 2012 presidential primary whether to hike the sales tax by 1 cent to pay for roads, bridges and rail projects in that part of the state. Only those regions that approve the sales tax increase would have the money to spend. More
INRIX launches free traffic operations service for transportation agencies nationwide
Just in time for the summer travel and hurricane seasons, INRIX®, the leading provider of traffic services, launched INRIXTraffic.us — the first free, Web service to provide state, regional and municipal transportation agencies a complete view of accurate real-time traffic flow on all major highways, interstates, arterials and secondary roads in major cities, rural areas and across state lines. More
Richmond, Va., introduces audible turn warnings
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Eight months after one of its buses fatally struck a state employee as it turned a corner in downtown Richmond, Va., the GRTC Transit System is preparing to roll out a new technology that will warn pedestrians audibly that a bus is about to turn. More
Ray LaHood hears North Dakota road needs
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With a federal highway bill on the horizon, Washington's top transportation official stopped in Bismarck, N.D., on a multi-state listening tour. "Rural America will not be left out when it comes to Department of Transportation planning," Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said during his visit, which coincided with meetings among regional DOT chiefs, industry representatives and state, county, local and reservation officials. More
Alaska launches New Generation 511
The State of Alaska has successfully launched their New Generation 511, based on an innovative new platform provided by LogicTree and Open Roads. The new system includes a 511 IVR with enhanced features, a revamped and expanded http://511.alaska.gov website, and a new map‐centric condition reporting system for managing incidents, planned events, and weather conditions. More
Telvent to manage traffic for Fushun City in China
Telvent, the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced that it will implement the Telvent SmartMobility™ Road Suite on Fushun's Traffic Management Center. The project will expand and upgrade the existing traffic management center to become a global mobility management center, which will enable authorities to improve traffic flow and reduce air pollution. More
Kansas City Scout, in collaboration with Delcan Corporation, is awarded by APWA for their Ramp Meter Project
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Delcan Corporation, an award winning, multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology consulting firm, along with Kansas City Scout were recognized by the American Public Works Association with two awards for their collaborative efforts on the KC Scout Ramp Meter Project. Kansas City Scout is a comprehensive traffic and incident management system designed to address traffic impacts on over 90 miles of continuous freeways in the bi-state Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan area. The system is jointly operated by the Kansas DOT and Missouri DOT. More
Invitation to bid on Traffic Management Center and ITS project in the United Arab Emirates
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The Al Ain Municipality, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, invites contractors to bid on the development of a traffic management center in Al Ain. There will be an informational meeting for interested firms on June 23, 2010, and submissions are due on July 28. Click here for more information.