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NG911 NOW Coalition

National public safety leaders and industry have joined together to create a coalition focused on rapidly accelerating the deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911). The NG911 NOW Coalition, whose members are working to address the funding, technical, policy, and governance challenges that have stalled more rapid NG911 implementation, is calling on government officials across the...

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National 911 Program Update

The latest data submitted by states across the nation in the National 911 Profile Database indicated that many states are implementing Next Generation 911 (NG911) and looking to interconnect their systems with other states. To establish this nationwide 911 “system of systems,” several technical and non-technical tasks must be completed at the national level. The list of...

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National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act (H.R. 5700) Introduced

The National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act (H.R. 5700) is a bill proposed by Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate the creation of a unified wireless number for critical non-emergency situations on U.S. nation’s highways. Twenty-nine states operate at least 18 different wireless short codes...

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TSAG at National Safety Council Road To Zero Meeting

TSAG Outreach Officer, Skip Yeakel, presented Advanced Safety Technologies: Reflections and Visions, to the National Safety Council, at their March 20, 2018 Road to Zero Coalition Meeting. Skip’s presentation begins at 1:05:35 in the meeting recording and the 7th item in the right side menu is a jump to the start of his presentation.

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300,000 Emergency Responders Have Completed TIM Training

In this View from the Administration available from AASHTOvideo, Transportation TV takes you to the November 16, 2017  news conference where U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that 300,000 emergency responders nationwide had completed a training program designed to save lives. Chao used the press conference to encourage emergency responders to complete the Federal...

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Proposed International Standards Related to AACN

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a developer of open internet standards using open accessible processes. They are a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. IETF has proposed two standards related to Advanced Automatic...

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TSAG Requests Proposals for Driver Distraction Project

The Transportation Safety Advancement Group is requesting proposals for a project on Device Distraction in Emergency Response Vehicles. This project will feature a white paper on current device distraction in police, fire, and EMS vehicles and possible solutions to this increasingly prominent issue. The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 17. Please view the full...

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TSAG Members to Participate in ITS Americas 3rd Annual

TSAG Chair, Dia Gainor and TSAG Member, Eddie Reyes, participated in ITS America’s Emergency Responder Day and Communication Rally at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN Emergency Responders gathered in the the exhibit hall in the morning, where Dia Gainor led a tour to emergency repsonse related exhibitors. Then folks rallied in the...

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New FHWA Office of Operations Publication

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