Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 19, 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) FAA Approves Funding for ADS-B Rollout Through 2020
Link to article in AIN Air Transport Perspective:

2) Ubiquitous Broadband When Flying Across Oceans? It is Coming
Link to article on Tnooz:


3) Transport Malta Taking Months to Process SMS Emission Alerts
Link to article in The Times:

4) News from ERTICO
 -  Okan University Hosted an Intelligent Transport and Automotive Systems Workshop
 -  MEPs Say Mandatory Emergency eCall System in Cars Will Save Lives


5) New Website Addresses Rail Worker Fatigue
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
Link to Railroaders' Guide to Healthy Sleep: http://www.railroadersleep.org/


6) Researchers Weigh In on the Issue of Distracted Driving
Link to article in Consumer Reports:

7) Simulator Shows Young Drivers the Risks of Distraction
Link to article in USA Today:

8) Status of TSA's Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes
Link to report from the Government Accountability Office:


9) The Upside of iPhones Without Google Transit Directions
Link to DC Streetsblog:


10) CD-less Car Radios to Grow by 42%
Link to article on CEoutlook:

11) Ford: Software Fixes Too Late to Help J.D. Power Score
Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Transportation Specialist – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
Inrix's Real-Time Traffic Data Quality Assurance Program – June 28

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The first fatal mid-air collision took place over Douai, France.

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