Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 22, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to IBTTA’s 81st Annual Meeting & Exhibition – Tolling: Moving Smarter, September 22-25, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Register Today!

IBTTA's 81st Annual Meeting & Exhibition is fast approaching! Join IBTTA and our host, TI Corporation, in Vancouver and interact with the most influential experts and decision makers from around the globe. Click here for a list of organizations already joining us and be sure to explore our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Arrive a day early for a fundraising golf event to support the IBTTA Foundation. The Tournament will take place at Furry Creek Golf and Country Club. IBTTA’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Featured speakers include Daniel Sieberg, Google’s Head of Media Outreach and a special presentation from Bryan Norcross, Senior Hurricane Specialist with The Weather Channel. Visit to view the agenda and to register today!

Early-Bird Discount Still Available – Register by next Monday, August 26th, to receive $100 off your registration fee.


1) Aircraft as a Weather Sensor
Link to article in Meteorological Technology International:


2) Navigating by GPS in Rural Maine: The Downside
Link to story on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:


3) Ohio DOT Deal with PR Firm Not Approved After Objects By Senator
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


4) Teens Turn to Social Media for Help with Transportation; Some Call It Cyber Hitchhiking
Link to story on KERO-TV:


5) SiriusXM: Ready for Prime Time?
Link to article on Telematics Update:


6) Patent Troll Backs Down, Agrees to Stop Suing Public Transit Agencies
Link to article on Ars Technica:

7) CEO Wants to Improve MARTA's Image
Link to article in the Buckhead Reporter:

8) Nap on the Bus Without Missing Your Stop
Link to article on Geekwire:


9) GreenOwl Mobile Providing Real-Time Personalized Traffic Reports
Link to article in the Markham Economist & Sun:


10) What Ford Will Learn About the Connected Car from Space Robots

11) Pay-as-You-Drive Insurance Catching On
Link to article in The Detroit News:

12) Agero Talks Analytics, Acquisitions After $530 Million Connected Car Sale
Link to article on Xconomy:

News Releases

 -  Request for Letter of Interest - Intelligent Transportation System Technology Solution – Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Upcoming Events
2013 Gulf Region ITS Meeting – September 15-18 – New Orleans

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** American test pilot Joe Walker reached an altitude of 67 miles (108 kilometers) during an X-15 flight.

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