Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Call for Presentations Closes May 14 for IBTTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, September 14-17 in Austin, TX

Tomorrow, May 14 is the deadline for the Annual Meeting call for presentations for IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 14-17 in Austin, TX. So, if you plan to submit a topic to the largest event on the tolling industry’s annual calendar, you’ll have to act fast. This meeting is your opportunity to showcase your knowledge in your choice of session tracks: technology and innovation, customers and communication, policy and politics, and finance and funding. To propose a topic, just fill out the online submission formClick here for meeting information, and use our convenient online registration tool for a 10% discount on our regular Delegate fees.


1) UN: More Robust Flight Tracking Needed by Global Aviation Community
Link to story on CNN:

2) Southern California Air Traffic System Failure Caused by Computer Memory Shortage
Link to Reuters article:


3) Transport for London Engages Grayling to Inspire Londoners to Cycle More this Summer
Link to article in The Drum:


4) Moscow to Suspend American GPS Sites on Russian Territory from June
Link to story on RT:


5) Bangladesh to Upgrade Maritime Safety, Security Tools
Link to article in the Dhaka Tribune:

6) US Coast Guard, Massachusetts DOT Respond to Reports of Foghorn Blaring During Clear Weather
Link to article in The Herald News:


7) Poor Communication, Tribal Damage Plague Bertha's Restart in Seattle
Link to story on KOMO-TV:


8) Highway Safety Group Sues US DOT for Information on Guardrail Design
Link to article from Courthouse News Service:


9) Canadian Pacific Fined for Late Reporting of New York Derailment
Link to article in the Times Union:

10) Virginia Governor Creates Rail Safety Task Force After Crude-Train Derailment
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

11) World's First Satellite-Based Railway Management System
Link to article in Engineering and Technology Magazine:


12) Illinois DOT Will Increase Use of Speed-Indicator Boards at Work Zones
Link to article in the Belleville News-Democrat:
Link to news release


13) How Calgary's Traffic Controllers Ease Gridlock During Crashes
Link to story on Global News:

14) Latest Issue of TIME (Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force of Metro Atlanta) Newsletter
Link to newsletter:


15) Bill Would Allow NJ Transit to Sell Online Ads to Private Firms
Link to article in The Record:


16) Safety Technologies: The New Frontier
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

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