Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 9, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Save the Date – IBTTA Global Summit – October 19-21, 2014 – Prague, Czech Republic

Mark your calendars for the 2014 IBTTA Global Summit – Innovations & Technologies for Sustainable Mobility, Environment and Road Safety – to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, October 19-21, 2014. The call for presentations will go out the week of May 19 and the planning group encourages you to submit your presentation ideas. Details about the program will be posted to IBTTA’s website. Visit for updates.


1) Airlines Enlist Lawmakers in Battle Over Inclusion of Taxes, Fees in Advertised Fares
Link to AP article:

2) UN to Consider Ways to Track Planes Over Seas
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release


3) Would Cameras Track Citizens from Ohio to Kentucky?
Link to story on WKSU Radio:


4) ITS News & Updates – May 9
Link to update from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:


5) Educators: No Time for Pedestrian Safety Lessons in School
Link to article in the Saugerties Times:


6) Massachusetts Highway Signs Read 'Use Yah Blinkah'
Link to story on WCVB-TV:


7) Virginia Transportation Secretary: Distracted Driving a 'Major Problem'
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

8) Greek EU Presidency Confirms Commitment to eCall in Greece
Link to article in ITS International:


9) GPS Tracking of New York City Cabbies Flourishes Even as They Fight Back
Link to article on Ars Technica:

10) Taxi, Ridesharing Apps Making It Easier for Some, Harder for Others to Get a Ride
Link to blog on Strategy Analytics:


11) Texas DOT Decides to Discontinue Highway Advisory Radio Station
Link to story on KFDA-TV:

12) Florida and Local Agencies Work Together to Help Fans Navigate Traffic at The Players Championship
Link to article in The Florida Times-Union:

13) Bridge Repair Crews in Scotland Use Bluetooth to Monitor Traffic
Link to article on The Construction Index:


14) Connected Car Tech to Watch in 2014
Link to article on ZDNet:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
You may recall a time when gasoline sales were rationed by whether you had an odd or even license plate. What if vehicles of a particular color could only drive at a certain time?

 -  Call for Abstracts – 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition

Upcoming Events
Walk-Bike New York Symposium – May 21-22 – Suffern, New York

Today in Transportation History    
1864 **150th anniversary** The Battle of Heligoland took place between the Danish Navy and the allied navies of Prussia and Austria during the Second War of the Schleswig.

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