Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 28, 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) Virgin Nudges Its Way into Airport TV Programming
Link to article on brandchannel:


2) Dueling Videos Take New Jersey Red-Light Camera Battle to a New Front
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


3) Alaska Tries to Curb Cruise Ship Kickbacks
Link to story on the Alaska Public Radio Network:


4) Roadside Systems Detect Wildlife to Prevent Collisions
Link to article in Government Technology:


5) Safety Experts Talk Technology, Transportation at Conference
Link to story on KSWB-TV:

6) New Jersey Train Deaths Have Increased Since State Launched Safety Initiative
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


7) Boston’s First-of-Its-Kind Mobile Transit Ticket App Wins State CIO Honors
Link to article in CIO:

8) North County Transit District Launching New Website
Link to article on Scoop San Diego:

9) Chicago Transit Authority Completes 'Train Tracker' Screen Installation
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


10) Nissan Vows Self-Driving Cars by 2020
Link to article in USA Today:

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Upcoming Events
Aviation Week MRO Europe – September 24-26 – London

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** The floating SR 520 Evergreen Point Bridge in Washington State opened.

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