Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Less than six weeks to go for IBTTA’s 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, held September 9-13, 2012! This year’s annual meeting will be the year’s largest gathering of industry professionals providing top-notch content, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 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, you will learn about tolling solutions and experiences from across the globe. Join IBTTA in Orlando and 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 by August 14, 2012 to receive the IBTTA negotiated rate. To get all the meeting details and to register, visit www.ibtta.org/orlando.   


1) ACLU Wants to Know How License Plate Data is Used
Link to AP article:

2) Def Con: How to Hack All the Transport Networks of a Country
Link to blog in Computerworld:


3) Minnesota DOT Aims to Educate Motorists on Aggressive Driving
Link to story on KARE-TV:


4) For Los Angeles Area Colleges, Some Freeway Publicity
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


5) Pact Signed to Improve Safety on Qatar Roads
Link to article in the Gulf Times:

6) Distractions Come Naturally to Teenage Drivers
Link to story on Vermont Public Radio:

7) Evaluation of the Use of Electronic Shipping Papers for Hazardous Materials Shipments
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Telematics, Usage-Based Insurance and Driver Education
Link to article on Telematics Update:


9) Planned New York City Subway Disruptions Now Part of Google Maps
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

10) How Technology Transforms Public Transit
Link to article in State Tech:


11) Some Drivers Say Virginia 511 is Still Lacking
Link to story on WVEC-TV:

Upcoming Events
Telematics Asia – September 3-5 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Today in Transportation History    
1992 **20th anniversary** Two airliner crashes killed a total of 221 people.
A Thai Airways International flight en route to Nepal crashed north of Kathmandu killing all 113 people on board.  A China General Aviation crashed shortly after takeoff in Nanjing.  Of the 126 people aboard, 108 died.

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