Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Austin, Texas: A Hotbed of Transportation Innovation
Learn More at IBTTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting September 14-17

Austin, Texas is at the center of a transformation in highway infrastructure financing. That makes it the perfect city to host IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition September 14-17. With rapid population growth and serious traffic congestion, the community has become a living laboratory for innovative transportation solutions—and tolling is at the core of the city’s strategy to pay for safe, reliable mobility. A sophisticated high tech and industrial hub by day, the Live Music Capital of the World by night, Austin will amaze you as a place to learn more about a future in which highway transportation will be all about satisfying customers and collaborating with a wider array of partners. Registration for the conference opens May 1, with a 10% discount if you register online. Click here for information on the largest event on the tolling industry’s annual calendar.


1) US House Bill Would Require GPS Data from Aircraft
Link to article in The Hill:


2) Tapping Big Data to Improve Truck Utilization
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


3) Talking Transportation Safety: If You Only Had 20 Minutes
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


4) Real-Time Bus Information System Launched in Scotland
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release

5) Halifax-Area Transit Users Now Have App to Tweet Their Rides
Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

6) Transit Agency, Government Trade Charges Over Failure of Delhi GPS Project
Link to article in The Financial Express:

7) The Future of TransXML: Workshop Summary
Link to report:


8) Volvo Cars Conducts Driver Behavior Study to Offer Improved Safety in China
Link to article on Automotive Business Review:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis – May 22

Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge opened to traffic.

2004 **10th anniversary** Oldsmobile production ended after 106 years.

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