Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 8, 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) Border Delay Data Leaves Fliers Up in the Air
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:


2) Citigroup Pays $41 Million to Sponsor New York City Bike Share Program
Link to Bloomberg article:


3) Smartcard Technology Now Ubiquitous
Link to UPI article:

4) Old Signs Put Out to Pasture Get New Lives in Seattle
Link to SDOT Blog:


5) Los Angeles Metro: Anti-Subway Tunneling Video with Fireballs, Explosions 'Unfortunate'
Link to story on KNX Radio:


6) Nevada Issues Google First US License to Test Driverless Cars
Link to story on Fox News:

7) Life-Saving Auto Technology Spreads, Saving Lives
Link to story on MoneyWatch:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
General Aviation Issues and Security Conference – June 24-26 – Reno, Nevada

Today in Transportation History    
1942 **70th anniversary** The Battle of the Coral Sea ended.  It was the first of six battles between opposing aircraft carrier forces in the Pacific during World War II.

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