Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

With less than four weeks until IBTTA’s 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, now is a great time to register and make your hotel reservations! The meeting will be held September 9-13, 2012 and it promises to be the year’s largest gathering of industry professionals. Delegates will learn about tolling solutions and experiences from industry experts in the areas of technology, transportation policies, contemporary issues and innovative solutions to worldwide mobility challenges. This year’s generous meeting hosts include Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Orlando is easy to get to with hundreds of flights into Orlando International Airport; guests who decide to extend their trip can easily access all of Orlando’s attractions including Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and the Downtown Disney® area, local museums and performing arts, and the legendary Kennedy Space Center.
IBTTA’s hotel room registration deadline has been extended. Book by August 21, 2012, to receive the discounted IBTTA rate!

To see updated information on all aspects of the meeting and to register, visit www.ibtta.org/orlando


1) FAA's Technical Center Develops Technologies to Improve Flight Safety
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:


2) What Language Should Be Used in Maritime Training?
Link to blog on Maritime Professional:


3) Industry Insiders Square Off on the Future of Kiosks
Link to blog on KioskMarketplace.com:


4) Amtrak Corridor Coalition Formed in Illinois
Link to story on KWQC-TV:

5) Amid Political Background, Norfolk Southern TV Ad Debuts
Link to article in Railway Age:

6) Union Pacific Delivers Internet of Things Reality Check
Railroad uses sensors and analytics to prevent derailments, but it also shows where the next wave of innovation is needed.
Link to article in InformationWeek:


7) Throughout New York City, a New Generation of Street Signs
Link to article in The New York Times:


8) Insurance Telematics and the 'Marketplace of Motivators'
Link to article on Telematics Update:


9) NJ Transit to Try Online Ticket Program
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:

10) What Makes Some Train Station Waits Better than Others?
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


11) Russian Radio Listeners Tune In for News and Traffic, Not for Culture or Sports
Link to article on Russia Beyond the Headlines:

News Releases

 -  Call for Entries - National ITS Awards – ITS Australia

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Transportation Data Visualization: Innovations in Performance Measurement and Real-Time Situational Awareness – September 5

Today in Transportation History    
1592 **420th anniversary** The Battle of Hansan Island took place with Korean naval forces defeating Japanese forces.

1937 **75th anniversary** The Appalachian Trail was officially completed connecting Mt. Oglethorpe, Georgia and Baxter Peak in Maine.

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