Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition – It’s Right Around the Corner!

In less than two weeks we will be celebrating IBTTA’s 80th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in OrlandoFlorida!
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 hosts – Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
(MDX), the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority
 – are geared up to introduce the most innovative content and to join in on some fun, sponsored evening events. 
To learn more and get a glimpse of the program, visit www.IBTTA.org/orlando!


1) The Self-Service Airport
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Harris Corporation Tapped for FAA NextGen Voice System
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


3) Australian Government Seeks Expressions of Interest for ‘Smart Transport’ System
Link to article in FutureGov:

4) South Dakota DMV Posting Wait Times on Twitter
Link to story on KELO-TV:

5) Redwood CityCalifornia Police First in US to Offer Live Video Chat with Residents
Link to article on Redwood City Patch:


6) Lagos Government Installs 15,000 Road Signs
Link to article in Punch:


7) Police Crackdown Can Curb Texting While Driving, Teens Say
Link to article in USA Today:

8) ‘Designated Texter’ Push Gains Momentum
Link to article on Edmunds Inside Line:


9) Curiosity Transmits First Human Voice from Another Planet
Link to article in Florida Today:


10) Melbourne Metro Trains Brings Free Wi-Fi Trial Online
Link to article on iTnews:


11) Facebook in Talks with Traffic Report App Company Waze
Link to article in Globes:

12) Garmin Bets on DAB for Real-Time Traffic in Europe
Link to article in GPS Business News:
(link may expire soon)


13) Toyota Tsusho Unveils Real-Time Traffic Data for Thailand
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

14) Apple Battles with Android-Centric MirrorLink for Control of Connected Car
Link to blog on ZDNet:

15) Mercedes-Benz Launches Campaign for Mbrace 2
Link to article in Marketing Daily:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons – September 17-21 – New Delhi

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The Brusilov Expedition left on an ill-fated journey to find a northern route from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.

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