Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Sharpening the Legislative Focus
IBTTA Summit on Legislation, Policy & Infrastructure Finance – March 9-11, 2014

Make plans to join IBTTA in Washington, DC for the Summit on Legislation, Policy & Infrastructure Finance next week, March 9-11. Topics will include: Reauthorization of MAP-21, The Role of Freight in Future Transportation, Governance Models for State DOTs and Toll Entities, TIFIA, and Trends to Watch in Technology, Interoperability and Media. New additions to the program include Victor Mendez, Acting Deputy Transportation Secretary, US DOT; Pat Thomas, VP of Public Affairs for UPS and Bob Thompson a.k.a. Dr. Gridlock with The Washington Post. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit with members of Congress during a reception at the Rayburn Building on Monday evening. Click here to view the full program.


1) FAA Uses Website to Explain Regulations and Use of Unmanned Aircraft
Link to article in The Wichita Eagle:
Link to site

2) Facebook May Use Drones to Provide Worldwide Internet
Link to story on ABC News:

3) Aviation Business Network Club Builds Connections
Link to article in Horizons:

4) Bumped from a Flight, App Helps Fliers Collect Airline Fees
Link to story on CNBC:

5) Airport Magazine Looks at Current and Future Technology in February/March Issue
Link to magazine:


6) Reflective Armbands Latest Tool Used By Halifax Police to Stem Tide of Pedestrian Accidents
Link to article in Metro:


7) CCTV Cameras Being Installed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to Prevent Traffic Violations
Link to article on Asia-Plus:


8) ITS News & Updates – March 5, 2014
Link to update from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:

9) Florida DOT District 4 ITS Quarterly Newsletter – March 2014
Link to newsletter:


10) Georgia Governor Outlines Severe Weather Response Plans
Link to AP article:
Link to news release


11) Cashless Parking App in Bournemouth, UK Withdrawn Due to Security Issues
Link to article in the Daily Echo:


12) Oakland Limits Surveillance Center to Port, Airport
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


13) Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Plans Nearly $1 Million Rebranding Effort
Link to article in the Democrat & Chronicle:

14) Aurora, Colorado Mulls Mass Transit Marketing Mission
Link to article on Aurora Sentinel:

15) Rome's Public Transport Launches New Apps
Link to article in Wanted in Rome:


16) New Hampshire Drivers Like Highway Message Boards
Link to article in the Eagle-Tribune:

17) Bangalore Traffic Police Launch Apps to Ease Traffic Woes
Link to article in the Deccan Herald:

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