Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

July 20-22 is IBTTA’s Summit on AET, Managed Lanes & Interoperability in San Diego, CA

IBTTA’s Summit on All-Electronic Tolling, Managed Lanes & Interoperability remains the most heavily attended workshop of the year. The 2014 Workshop will continue the tradition of providing progress reports and best practices in support of improving customer mobility and predictability while streamlining transportation systems. There will be two tracks this year – Technical/Engineering and Non-Technical/Operations. We’ll be talking about the close link between AET and interoperability and how both can be leveraged to support expanded deployments of managed lanes. We’ll also discuss how this impacts our expanding customer base and the increasing number of collaborating toll partners. Stay tuned for the full program and visit www.IBTTA.org/sandiego for details and to register today!


1) FAA Touts Completion of ADS-B Network
Link to article in Air Transport World:

2) How Cellphones Work In-Flight
Link to story on CNN:

3) A Tweet in Jest Has Real Consequences
Link to article in The New York Times:

4) US Airways Sends Out Tweet with Graphic Porn Image
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


5) Maps, Apps to Help Pedestrians Better Navigate Edmonton's Downtown Core
Link to story on Global News:


6) GLONASS Satellite System Suffers Fresh Glitch
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


7) Arlington County, Virginia Building High-Tech Commute-Planning Software
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:

8) Dubai on Fast-Track to Develop Smart Transportation
Link to commentary in Gulf Business:

9) Volpe Center Update
Link to update:


10) Manatee County, Florida's High-Tech I-75 Traffic Monitoring System Nears Completion
Link to article in the Bradenton Herald:

11) SmartWalk Turns Any Surface Into a Subway Tracker
Link to article in Fast Company:


12) PATCO May Adds Electronic Signs, Monitors at Stations
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


13) Springfield, Missouri Considers Plan to Use Cellphone Sensors to Alter Traffic
Link to article in the Springfield News-Leader:


14) Ford Sees Progress with In-Car Technology Systems
Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1924 **90th anniversary** The first edition of what would become the Rand McNally Road Atlas, the Auto Chum, was published.

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