Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 5, 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). View the preliminary agenda, learn about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities and register today at www.ibtta.org/atlanta.


1) Free Wi-Fi, but Speed Costs
Airports and hotels look at tiered pricing for Internet access.
Link to article in The New York Times:


2) Apple to Drop Google Maps from iOS
Link to article in InformationWeek:


3) Israel Airport Security Targeting Arabs, Muslims in Email Checks
Link to AP article:

4) European Parliament Members Push for Smart Tachographs
Link to article in New Europe:

5) QR Codes Bring Awareness to NotifyChicago Alert Tool
Link to article in Emergency Management:

6) DHS and Pentagon Providing First Responders with Geographic Data When There's No Internet Access
Link to article in Government Executive:


7) New York City Expands High-Tech Fix for Midtown Traffic
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

8) Finland, Russia Agree on High-Tech Solutions to Ease Transport
Link to article in Helsingin Sanomat:

9) Training of Traffic Incident Responders
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


10) Audi's Digital Rearview Mirror Races at Le Mans – Road Cars Could be Next
Link to article in Automotive Engineering International:

11) The Buttons are Back on Ford's Most Popular Model
Link to article in Wired:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Rethinking Airports for Future Connected Travelers – June 12

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The Honda S360 was unveiled at the 11th National Honda Meeting General Assembly.

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