Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 8, 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   


1) FAA Suspends Air Traffic Procedure that Led to Near-Collision
Link to AP article:

2) US Air Force Wants to Correct Radar Interference from Wind Turbines
Link to article on Nextgov:

3) Libby the Avatar Gets a Job at Newark Liberty International Airport
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

4) Airport Avatar? She's a Florida Gal
Link to story on WTVT-TV:

5) Articles from Airport Industry Review
 -  BAA and the Role of Technology for the Modern Airport
 -  Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport Opens Management Center
 -  Amsterdam Schiphol’s Smart Cargo System Cuts Bureaucracy and Improves Safety

6) Challenges with Implementing Near-Term NextGen Capabilities at Congested Airports Could Delay Benefits
Link to further information from the US DOT Inspector General:


7) How the Gathering and Dissemination of Traffic Information Has Changed
Link to interview on The Peggy Smedley Show:

8) Need to Know Your Rights in Europe After Flight Disruption? There is Obviously an App for That
Link to article on Tnooz:

9) Lego Robot Vehicle Lesson Plans for Secondary Education
Link to article in the Florida Technology Transfer Quarterly:


10) Media Relations: Is Your News Outreach Making the Grade?
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


11) Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Gets Grants for Audio Stories, Bike Racks
Link to AP article:


12) Homeland Security to Fund Next-Generation Emergency Wireless Service
Link to article on Nextgov:


13) Filmmaker Documents Remarkable Mars Mission
Link to article in The Daily News:


14) Race to Safety with Next-Generation Automotive Telematics
Link to article in Electronics News:

15) Telematics Opportunities in Brazil and Latin America, Part II
Link to article on Telematics Update:


16) Cedar Park, Texas Considers Setting Up Transportation Network via Social Networking
Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:


17) August 2012 Issue of The Responder
Link to newsletter from The Traffic Incident Management Network:


18) Gen Y: Tech Trumps Transportation
Link to Bloomberg article:

19) Satellite Radio Eyes Relevancy in Digital Dash
Link to article in Radio World:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – 511 NaviGAtor Traveler Information System Sponsorship Opportunity – Iteris (contact Iteris through the link below)

Upcoming Events
Viajeo Final Workshop – Beijing and Shanghai Demo Site Results – September 7 & 10

Today in Transportation History    
1907 **105th anniversary** Bill Miner, known for his stagecoach and train robberies, escaped a Canadian prison.  Miner was the subject of the film, The Grey Fox.

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