Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to Vancouver!
IBTTA’s 81st Annual Meeting & Exhibition – September 22-25, 2013

There are only three weeks left until the opening of the 2013 IBTTA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the most influential toll industry experts and decision makers from around the globe. 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. For more information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit www.IBTTA.org/vancouverRegister online today!


1) National Park Service Uses Sensors to Aid Transportation Planning on Virginia Trail
Link to article in The Washington Post:


2) New Missouri Road Map is Out There, But Fewer of Them
Link to AP article:


3) Aiming to Build the World's Most Intelligent Highways
Link to article in BusinessKorea:


4) Sweden Testing Traffic-Monitoring System in Arctic
Link to article in Maritime Journal:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/tlLgjH


5) Delaware DMV's Clever Twitter Response to Complaint Proves Popular
Link to article in The News Journal:

6) Traffic Fines Might Soon Come by Email in South Africa
Link to article in The Times:


7) Few Using New Oceanfront Parking Apps this Labor Day in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Link to story on WTKR-TV:


8) The Intersection of Transportation and Social Media at New York State DOT
Link to column in The Business Review:


9) Influence Game: Train Safety Move Delayed Decades
Link to AP article:


10) Police Want Warning Signs at Orlando International Airport to Reduce Gun Seizures
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


11) Commercial Telematics and the New EOBR Rule: What to Expect
Link to article on Telematics Update:

12) Here Come More Telematics Options for Insurers
Link to column in Insurance & Technology:


13) Minneapolis Touts New Downtown Traffic Management System
Link to story on KARE-TV:

14) Study: UK Drivers Ignoring 'Useless' Motorway Signs
Link to article on UK Net Guide:


15) Mazda Starts Trials of New Car-to-Car Communications System
Link to article on Motor Authority:

16) UK Attempting to Fight Off EU Road Safety Rules
Link to article on TRL:

17) Inrix Demos Google Glass as a Heads-Up Display in the Car
Link to article on CNET:

18) Communication Headsets for Motorcyclists Offer Multiple Functions
Link to article in The New York Times:

19) CNET Looks at Connected Vehicles
Link to articles:
 -  How Google's Robo-Cars Mean the End of Driving as We Know It
 -  Self-Driving Cars Will Bristle with Sensors
 -  Platooning: The Future of Freeways is Lining Up
 -  First, Smart Cars. Next, Smart Transport Grids

20) Radio, In-Vehicle CE Guidelines
Link to article in Radio World:
Link to NHTSA Guidelines: http://goo.gl/5TVkAH

21) Automakers Build Showroom in an App
Link to article in The New York Times:

22) Mazda Offering UK Customers Online Booking for Servicing, Repairs
Link to article in Automotive World:

23) When Will Car Dealers Get with the Web?
Link to blog in Fortune:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Transportation Systems Engineer – IBI Group – New York, New York

Upcoming Events
AirSage Webinar: Population Movements -- Data Solutions for Your Transportation Studies – September 4

Today in Transportation History    
1878 **135th anniversary** The SS Princess Alice sank after colliding with the Bywell Castle on the River Thames.  Approximately 600 people perished in the disaster.

1913 **100th anniversary** The Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railway began operations in California.

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