Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Today for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop: Market, Communication and Policy Trends in Tolling – June 17-19, 2012 in San Francisco, CA

IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop will offer a new focus this year on the trends in tolling and highlight best practices and innovations across a multitude of disciplines in the industry. Attendees can expect three exciting General Sessions, complimented by an External Affairs track focused on Research, Social Media and Community Outreach. We will also introduce a new track, “Trend Watch,” that will delve into major trends in the toll industry in areas such as Transportation Finance, Human Resources, the Environment and Research and Studies. In addition to information-packed learning sessions and networking opportunities, this workshop will feature a technical tour of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge followed by a visit to the 75th Anniversary exhibit at the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re responsible for the finance, HR, government affairs, community affairs, media and PR, marketing or administration in your organization, this meeting is for you! Visit www.ibtta.org/sanfrancisco to view the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations, and register today. The special hotel rate expires May 23, 2012. 


1) Heathrow Airport Puts Faith in Latest Technology Ahead of London 2012
Link to article in Metro:

2) Dubai Airports Launch Information Zones Across All Terminals
Zones will act as one-stop shop for all airport-related information.
Link to article in Gulf News:

3) Collaboration Needed on Bay of Bengal ADS-B
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


4) Applying a Regional ITS Architecture to Support Planning for Operations: A Primer
Link to further information from US DOT:


5) Olympic Billboards Warn of Traffic Chaos – 400 Miles Away
Link to article on Deadline News:


6) US Extends Comment Period on Proposed Distracted Driving Regs
Link to article in Automotive News:

7) CrashHelp Pilot Study Demonstrates Benefits, Future Needs
Link to article in Research E-News:


8) Telematics: Time to Take In-Car V2X Mainstream?
Link to article on Telematics Update:


9) Passengers Blast Updated App for Victoria Public Transport
Link to article in The Age:


10) Traffic Management Tools Developed by University of Minnesota Duluth Improve Freeway Performance
Link to article in Research E-News:


11) HAL in the Driver's Seat: NHTSA Hopes Automation Can Prevent Car Crashes
Link to article on Digital Trends:

12) Chery's New Concept: Are Ants the Future of Motoring?
Link to article in Mobile Magazine:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Toll Operations Manager – Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority – Tampa, Florida

Upcoming Events
Making Progress: Transportation Planners and Programmers Turn Ideas Into Reality – May 23-25 – Denver

Today in Transportation History    
1922 **90th anniversary** The first link in the Imperial Wireless Chain, between Britain and Egypt, became operational.

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