Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Attend IBTTA's Summit on All-Electronic Toll Collection, July 22-24, 2012 in Atlanta, GA

Head to “HOT-lanta” for IBTTA’s Summit on All-Electronic Toll Collection, the sixth in a series of workshops focused on all-electronic tolling. This year’s general sessions will cover all facets of AETC at a higher level, while two breakout tracks will focus on the details of roadway systems and technologies, and back-office systems and customer management. This Summit will be hosted by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). June 27th is the deadline to receive the IBTTA negotiated hotel rate and July 9th is the last day to pre-register and have your name included in the final registration list. View the preliminary agenda, learn about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities and register today at www.ibtta.org/atlanta.


1) New Apple Map App for iPhone, iPad has Promise in Cars
Link to article in USA Today:


2) Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Executive Suggests Cameras to Nab Non-Paying T Riders
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


3) Tapping 'Big Data' to Fill Potholes
Start-ups help states and municipalities track effects of car speeds, other variables on traffic.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

4) Incentives for Drivers Who Avoid Traffic Jams
Link to article in The New York Times:

5) Mangalore Traffic Police Yet to Start Using BlackBerry Devices
Link to article in The Hindu:

6) Public-Private Initiative Aims to Enhance Safety, Improve Travel Information in Colorado
Link to article in The Trucker:


7) 'Black Box' Proposal Divides Truckers
Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Public Information Officer – King County Metro Transit – Seattle, Washington
 -  Senior Director – The BWI Business Partnership – Linthicum, Maryland

Upcoming Events
euroFOT - Bringing Intelligent Vehicles to the Road - Final Event – June 26-27 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History    
1967 **45th anniversary** Venera 4 was launched by the USSR on a flight to Venus.  It became the first probe to land on another planet.

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