Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Sept 11-14 in Berlin, Germany! ― Hotel Cut-off is August 16th

Join IBTTA in Berlin, Germany, September 11-14, for the year's largest international gathering of toll industry professionals. With presentations from more than 90 industry experts representing 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 to view the preliminary brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. See you in Berlin!


1) Invention Turns Cyclists' Hands Into Turn Signals

Link to story and video on KATU-TV:


2) Union Says YouTube Video Violated Bus Driver's Privacy

Video shows Ottawa driver doing paperwork while driving.

Link to story and video on CTV:


3) In Auto Test in Europe, Meter Ticks Off Miles, and Fee to Driver

Link to article in The New York Times:


4) New Pedestrian Technology Blamed for Corner Confusion in Montreal

Link to article in The Gazette:


5) Millions to be Spent on GPS-Based Train Safety System in San Diego

Link to story on XETV-TV:


6) TSA App Helps Travelers with Security

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6133928.story


7) US Judge to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Over Atheists' Rejected Ad on Arkansas Buses

Link to Arkansas News Bureau article:

8) NJ Transit's Mea Culpa After Days of Delays

Rail official says most common rider complaint was lack of accurate information.

Link to story on WNYC Radio:

9) Survey of Maryland Transit Riders Finds Agency Leaves Passengers in Dark After Complaints

Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:,0,3819534.story

10) Chicago Transit Authority to Study Corporate Sponsorships, Naming Rights

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


11) Maryland Launches 511 Traffic Tip Service

Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:,0,5270523.story

Link to news release from Maryland DOT:

12) London 2012 Games Transport Website Launched

Link to article on Inside the Games:

Link to news release from the Olympic Delivery Authority:

Link to site:


13) BMW's New App Discovers, Rates Best Roads

Link to article on Inside Line:

News Releases

1) Amtrak Launches Free iPhone Application

Upcoming Events

World Road Congress Mexico – September 26-30 – Mexico City

Today in Transportation History

2006 **5th anniversary** The Transportation Security Administration banned most liquids and gels carried aboard by passengers following a failed plot to blow-up aircraft.,2933,207765,00.html


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