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Make plans to attend ITS America's 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Houston, May 3-5, 2010
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In less than six months, the transportation and technology communities will gather at ITS America's 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition, May 3-5, 2010 in Houston. The feedback we received following last year's event in the Washington, D.C. metro region overwhelmingly confirms that our annual meeting is one of the best educational and business development investments, and it's our goal to make sure the 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition will surpass your expectations. More
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Gulf Region ITS to hold first meeting in November
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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America announced the formation of the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society, a multi-state chapter covering Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Gulf Region ITS will hold its first meeting Nov. 17-19, 2009 in Biloxi, Miss. More
iCone places third in ITS Congestion Challenge
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Formed out of a series of successful technology implementation efforts in the commercial vehicle and telecommunications efforts, iCone placed third in the ITS Congestion Challenge for an ITS concept to beam real-time traffic information over the Internet to a central Web site for use by government officials, emergency response personnel, trucking fleets, the public and information resellers, including media outlets and GPS services. More
PrePass Weigh Station Technology blazes solar trail
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PrePass weigh station service is now using sun power to verify truck compliance with state requirements on U.S. 1 near Flagler, Fla. "PrePass' pioneering efforts can blaze a trail for a more sustainable and eco-friendly transportation system as other intelligent transportation technologies follow suit," said Richard P. Landis, president and CEO of HELP, Inc., the public private partnership that offers the weigh station technology. More
New Hampshire DOT announces RFP for I-95 Advanced Transportation Management System & Communications Infrastructure
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announced is seeking bids from interested contractors to provide an Advanced Transportation Management System and Communications Infrastructure. More
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Radical alternative makes toll lanes look like a bargain
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Tolls. Tolls on new roads. Higher tolls on existing roads. Tolls on new lanes. Higher tolls in rush hour. Local governments even plan to study a radical proposal to charge a toll every time you drive your car, even on a quick trip to the grocery store using side streets. Why is this happening? Mostly because we need new roads and politicians are scared to raise the gasoline tax to pay for them. It's pretty much that simple. More
On the spot: Putting parking in its proper place
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Last month the National Building Museum opened an exhibition devoted entirely to the subject of parking, its architecture and social history, from the highs and lows of parking structure design to historical artifacts. More
Golden Gate Bridge plans how to get into black
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The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, which also runs the bus and ferry systems, would reduce the number of staffed toll booths at the bridge, automate its ferry ticket sales and transit information services, extend pay freezes and charge tolls for carpools and, eventually, for bicyclists and pedestrians. More
Does U.S. DOT study on commercial driver distraction mean rate hikes?
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The U.S. Department of Transportation released a report entitled "Driver Distraction In Commercial Vehicle Operations" in September of 2009. The report documents the results of studies conducted to determine the increased safety risk posed by distracted commercial drivers. In particular two studies' results were combined to include a total of 203 commercial drivers operating 55 trucks in various locations throughout the U.S. More
Penalties, perks in texting-while-driving bills
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What would be more effective in getting you to stop texting while driving incentives or penalties? Two top senators are betting on incentives. They introduced a bill that would provide grants to states that enact texting while driving bans. More
Florida's Turnpike to go cashless as it switches to electronic tolling
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The National Transportation Safety Board in 2006 called for toll plazas nationwide to be revamped to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. That recommendation came after a chain-reaction crash at an Illinois toll plaza that killed eight people. While a trucker's excessive speed and inattention to slowing traffic caused the crash, the safety board concluded that the crash might have been prevented with open road tolling. More
TechPlan researchers probe privacy implications of ITS
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New intelligent transportation systems, such as in-vehicle data recorders, photo radar, and electronically monitored toll lanes, increasingly incorporate data-gathering into the transportation infrastructure. Such technology offers promising tools for transportation engineers and planners but also raises questions about what data can be collected and how it can be used. More

Transportation Calendar

Nov. 11-13, 2009
ITS Texas 2009 Annual Meeting
Galveston, Texas


Nov. 14, 2009
MassDOT Developers Conference
Cambridge, Mass.


Nov. 16-17, 2009
ITS California Annual Meeting
Anaheim, Calif.


Nov. 1719, 2009
2009 Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society Meeting
Biloxi, Miss.


Dec. 8, 2009
ITS Florida Annual Meeting
Orlando, Fla.


May 3-5, 2010
ITS America's 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition
Houston, Texas


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