Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 16, 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) Delta Begins Tests of Electronic Flight Bags; Eyes Communication Transformation

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:


2) Wait and See

Airlines welcome efficiency and safety benefits of ADS-B, but some can't make business case to equip fleets now.

Link to article in AeroSafety World:


3) In Plane English

Multimedia course comes to aid of pilots and controllers who must meet English language standards.

Link to article in AeroSafety World:



4) New Online Tool Helps Alaska Ferry Riders Plan

Link to story and audio report on KMXT Radio:



5) Parking Tickets Soar Five-Fold in UK as CCTV Cars Sting Motorists

Link to article in The Telegraph:



6) China Rail Ministry Sacks Spokesman After Deadly Crash

Link to Reuters article:



7) Cell Service Stays on During BART Protest in San Francisco

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


8) Kalamazoo, Michigan Buses to Install GPS Tracking System Allowing Passenger to Track Bus Locations

Link to article in the Kalamazoo Gazette:


Link to video on WWMT-TV:


9) Winston-Salem Transit Agency Get State Grant for Passenger Information System

Link to article in the Winston-Salem Journal:



10) Copper Thieves Hit KC Scout Traffic System

Link to story and video on WDAF-TV:


11) New $3 Million Martin County, Florida Traffic Center Open

Link to story and video on WPTV-TV:


12) Ann Arbor Tells University of Michigan: It's Time to Pay for Traffic Services on Football Saturdays

Link to article on AnnArbor.com:


Response from U-M:


13) How Houston Uses Your Bluetooth Phone to Fight Traffic

Link to article on Jalopnik:


News Releases

1) Long Island Rail Road Launches Pilot to Test Hand-Held, Wireless Ticket Machines that Accept Credit Cards and Debit as Credit Onboard

2) Hong Kong Transport Department's New Smartphone Application and Mobile Website Services Now Available

3) Global Alert Network Makes Free Traffic and Weather Alert App Available for iPhone

4) Online Radio Station, the haze FM, Strikes Deal to Broadcast Programming on Mississauga, Ontario Transit

5) Winners of National Transportation Public Affairs Workshop Skills Contest Announced

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Monetizing the Telematics System for Ultimate Profitability – August 17


Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Bell UH-1D helicopter made its first flight.



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