Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 26, 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) Drones Vulnerable to Terrorist Hijacking, Researchers Say
Link to story on Fox News:
Link to further information from The University of Texas at Austin: http://goo.gl/XLRdk

2) Airport Virtual Greeters Speak to Passengers, but They're No Siri
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


3) Michigan DOT Silenced for New Detroit Bridge
Link to story on WLNS-TV:

4) Cash-Strapped Cities Eye Infrastructure as Ad Space
Link to article in Next American City:

5) Vienna Calling – ERTICO Video Interviews with ITS Stakeholders
Link to videos:


6) Pango's New Service Combines Mobile Parking Payments and Location-Based Ads
Link to article in Fast Company:


7) Social Media in the Public Involvement Process? Yes, But Be Specific and Have a Plan
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


8) The Patriotic Pull of the Railroad
Union Pacific rolling out national ad campaign to mark 150th anniversary.
Link to article in The New York Times:


9) States Consider Raising Fines for Distracted Driving
Link to article in USA Today:


10) Korea's KT Launches 'Smart' Automotive Solution
Link to article in The Korea Herald:

11) Telematics in Southeast Asia
Link to articles on Telematics Update:


12) Macon Transit Using New Online Maps
Link to article in The Telegraph:

13) Articles from Community Transportation
 -  Social Media for Transit
 -  Six Things Most Successful Transit Campaigns Have in Common


14) Ford Fine-Tuning Traffic Jam Assist Using Radar, Cameras to Speed Vehicle Along
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/pLhm1

15) For Cadillac, a Tale of Technology and Patience
Link to article on TheStreet:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director, Center for Transportation Studies – University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia

 -  6th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Transportation Finance and Related Policy Solutions

Upcoming Events
Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting – August 26-29 – Baltimore

Today in Transportation History    
1927 **85th anniversary** The Cyclone roller coaster opened in Coney Island, New York.

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