Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA: Delivering Real Solutions in 2012

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's 2012 Education Series will offer major educational and networking events that can change the way you do business or promote new business in the tolling industry. Learn more by viewing IBTTA's 2012 Events Calendar. IBTTA will kick off its 2012 Education Series with the Transportation Summit of South Africa, March 11-13, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to attend the first ever IBTTA meeting in South Africa. Register Today!


1) Three Teams Vie for FAA Air-to-Ground Data Communications Network

Link to article in Aviation Week:



2) Real-Time Ridesharing Program Designed to Ease Traffic at New Defense Department Facility

Link to article in the News & Messenger:



3) ENISA Calls for Increased Maritime Cybersecurity Guidance

Link to article on FierceGovernmentIT:


Link to news release from the European Network and Information Security Agency:



4) Transportation Communication Pros Describe Barriers to Innovation

Link to Talking Transportation blog:



5) Mobile App Shows if Faster, Cheaper to Use Seattle's Tolled or Free Bridge

Link to blog on Transportation Issues Daily:


Link to further information on 520 or 90: http://520or90.com/


6) Edmonton Transit Uses Music Video to Invite Riders to Get on the 'Vibrant' Bus

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:


Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnfSpHtXtE0

7) Transit Fare Collection Moves Closer to Open, Mobile in 2012

Link to article on NFCNews:



8) New Lexus Sports Coupe Crosses Digital Divide

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


9) Up, Up and Away Into Ford's Cloud

Link to blog in The New York Times:


10) Mercedes-Benz's Telematics Tech, Naturally, is @yourCommand

Link to blog on CNET:


Link to news release from Mercedes-Benz:


11) Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tech: The Creation of Cars with Personalities

Link to interview with Andreas Mai of Cisco on Telematics Update:


News Releases

1) Quu Interactive, Jump2Go Partner on Technology to Allow Advertising Messages to be Displayed on Car Radios

2) Ford Enables Voice Control of NPR App

3) Chicago Transit Authority Train Tracker to Offer Text Messages, 'Favorite' Station Features

4) Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Announces Red Zones Campaign

5) Safety Insurance and Safe Roads Alliance Sponsor the Parent's Supervised Driving Guide

6) Visa Certifies Smartphones for Use as Visa Mobile Payment Devices

News from CES

1) Voice-Enabled Virtual Assistant Designed to Limit Driver Distraction by Providing a Platform for Connected Vehicle Services

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webcast: Performance Management for Signal Systems – January 18


Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** An aircraft took off from a British ship for the first time. Lt. Charles Rumney Samson flew off the specially-modified deck of the battleship HMS Africa.



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