Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 17, 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 www.ibtta.org/orlando.   


1) Free Wi-Fi Coming to Twin Cities Airport by October; Vendor Selected
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:


2) ATS Launches Website on Economic Benefits of Red-Light Cameras
Link to article in the Phoenix Business Journal:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/56Mkw


3) Transport Minister: Bulgaria to Join Creation of Pan-European Public Open Data Portal
Link to BTA article:

4) Can Bing's 'Social Search' Improve Trip Planning?
Link to article in USA Today:

5) Washington State Agency Uses New Technology for Public Input
Link to blog on Transportation Issues Daily:

6) July Issue of Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator
Link to newsletter:


7) How a First-Class Latino Website Can Lead to Unexpected Sales Growth
Link to commentary on Fox News Latino:


8) New Law Allows Hands-Free Texting While Driving in California, Sort of
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

9) A Reminder: The Shift in Emergency Communications is Far from Complete
Link to blog in Emergency Management:


10) GM to Allow Drivers with OnStar to Rent Their Cars
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/56OYU

11) Hughes Telematics 'Rising Tides Raise All Boats'
Link to video interview with Kevin Link, Senior Vice President from Telematics Update:


12) Transit Supporters Say New Media Provide Tools to Better Advocate
Link to article on Twin Cities Daily Planet:

13) How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

14) Voice of New York City Subway Vies for Gold Coast Tram Job
Link to article in the Gold Coast Bulletin:


15) London 2012 Olympics Journey Planner: Transport for London Unveils Its Social Media Strategy
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/bn1OY

16) Chunghwa Telecom Unveils Taiwan Traffic App
Link to article in The China Post:

17) Oregon Transportation Officials Take Blame for Weekend Traffic Mess on Portland Highways
Link to column in The Oregonian:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Telematics Brazil & LATAM 2012 – September 12-13 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** Major Robert M. White set an altitude record of 314,750 feet flying in an X-15.

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