Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, August 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Countdown to IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Sept 11-14 in Berlin, Germany ― Hotel Reservation Rate Extended to Aug 25th
Join IBTTA in Berlin, Germany, September 11-14, for the year's largest international gathering of toll industry professionals. With delegates from 100 companies from more than 25 countries around the world, the IBTTA Annual Meeting offers a unique learning and business opportunity! This meeting features an outstanding program with tracks on interoperability, tolling infrastructure around the world, communications, and environment/social responsibility; interactive exhibits; valuable networking opportunities; technical tours and special events – make your plans today! Sign up now and get a $100 early bird discount, available now through August 26. Visit www.IBTTA.org/BERLIN to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. See you in Berlin!
1) FAA Imposes Stricter Rules for Flights in Icing Conditions
Some planes will require sensors to detect ice and warn pilots.
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to FAA notice:
2) Orly Airport in Paris Tests 'Virtual' Boarding Agents
Link to AP article:
3) The iPad is the Pilot's Best Friend
Link to article in Fast Company:
4) United Arab Emirates Opens Lab to Analyze Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recordings
Link to article in The National:
5) Understanding User Needs for Map Symbol Standards in Emergency Management
Link to article from the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:
GPS / NAVIGATION
6) GPS Industry Group Denies Responsibility for LightSquared Interference Issues
Link to article in The Hill:
7) Digital Devices Raise New Free Speech Questions
Link to discussion on NPR's Talk of the Nation:
8) Social Media for Transportation Projects
Link to presentation from Parsons Brinckerhoff:
9) BART Board to Tackle Cellphone Blackout Policy
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:
10) Fare Dodgers Take to Mobile
As German transit embraces smartphones, some use them to avoid paying.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) Bay County, Florida Prepares to Expand Intelligent Transportation System
Link to article in The News Herald:
12) Website Aims to Help Commuters Crossing US Border
Link to story and video on KGTV-TV:
Link to BorderTraffic.com: http://www.bordertraffic.com
13) Cars Vulnerable to Theft by Hacking
Link to AP article and video:
14) University of Michigan to Study Vehicle Communication System on Ann Arbor Streets
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release from US DOT:
15) 'Big Brother' on Roads? Nope, Just 'Weather Boxes'
Link to story on MSNBC:
- Director of Planning and Development – Metro Regional Transit Authority – Akron, Ohio
- Assistant Manager of Transportation – Central Florida Regional Transit Company (LYNX) – Orlando, Florida
Telematics Valley 2011 Conference – September 6-7 – Gothenburg, Sweden
You don't have to understand German to appreciate this parking job.
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** The USS Okinawa, an amphibious assault ship, was launched at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
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