Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join IBTTA September 9-13, 2012 for our 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
This year’s annual meeting promises to provide top-notch content combined with an exhibit hall and exciting special events and tours. Hosted by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, attendees will hear about tolling solutions and experiences from across the globe.  Network with toll industry professionals and hear experts discuss transportation policies, contemporary issues and innovative solutions to worldwide mobility challenges.

Register by August 24, 2012 to receive the early bird registration discount.  And be sure to book your hotel today to receive the IBTTA negotiated rate.  To get all the meeting details and to register, visit   


1) Airlines Want NextGen to Anchor US Policy
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

2) Shorter Flight Paths – Sweden's Green Navigation Connection
Link to article in Airport Technology:


3) Researchers Improve Electric Car Range: With Better GPS System
Link to article on Green Car Reports:


4) Utah DOT Reaches Out on Big Screen for I-15 Project
Link to article in the Daily Herald:


5) North London Road Signs Ruled 'Confusing' After Costing Motorists £5 Million in Fines
Link to article in the London Evening Standard:

6) Chinese Authorities Explain Huge Cost of Highway Signs
Signs being brought up to unified national naming standards.
Link to article from the Shanghai Daily:


7) Wi-Fi Plan Back on Track for Trinity Railway Express
Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

8) Technology Helps South Portland, Maine Bus Riders
Link to article in the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry:

9) Can Chicagoans Design the Perfect Transit App?
Link to article in Fast Company:


10) At the Olympics, Transport Chiefs Must Trust the Wisdom of Crowds
Crowd control is often driven by a fear of panic and selfish behavior, but this view is out of date – communication is key.
Link to commentary in The Guardian:


11) Hot Technologies Driving the Next-Gen Vehicles
Link to article in PCQuest:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Freeway Management Strategies – August 17 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Friday Bonus  
Glad this wasn't around when they filmed Singin' in the Rain.

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The world's first passenger hovercraft service began on a route between Wales and England.

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