Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

In less than three weeks we will be celebrating IBTTA’s 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando. This is the last week to register and make your hotel reservations! The meeting will be held September 9-13, 2012 and it will 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.

IBTTA’s hotel room registration deadline ends today, August 21, 2012! Book now 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) Preparations Move Forward for Next Galileo Launch
Link to article in GPS World:


2) New Meteorological and Navigational Area Means More Accurate Forecasts in High Arctic
Link to article in Meteorological Technology International:


3) August Issue of eGov Focuses on ITS in India
Link to issue:

4) Smartphone-Based Travel Experience Sampling and Behavior Intervention Among Young Adults
Link to report:


5) Redesigning Highway Signs to Talk to Your Smartphone
Link to article in Fast Company:


6) National Public Safety Network Begins to Take Shape
Link to article in Government Technology:

7) Emergency Managers' Best Practices for Evacuating Communities
Link to article in Emergency Management:

8) Report on Field Test: Approaching Emergency Vehicle Warning to Surrounding Vehicles
Link to report:
(feedback sought on results)


9) Florida DOT Expanding Dynamic Message Signs to Local Streets
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


10) Talking Cars in Yearlong Vehicle Safety Study in Michigan
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release from US DOT: http://goo.gl/J0EEK

11) Ultra Reliable Detection of Imminent Collision for Enhanced Occupant Safety
Link to report:


12) Heading Down the Highway
The radical use of road weather numerical models and surface observations to forecast conditions.
Link to article in Meteorological Technology International:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Sensys Networks Lunch Time Technical Seminars – Dates and Locations Vary

Today in Transportation History    
1862 **150th anniversary** The USS New Ironsides was commissioned.  It spent most of the Civil War supporting the blockade of the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.

1947 **65th anniversary** Ettore Bugatti, an automobile designer and manufacturer, died in Paris.

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