Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA Summit on AET, Managed Lanes & Interoperability
Full Program Online – Register Today!

Register and make your travel arrangements today for the IBTTA Summit on All-Electronic Tolling, Managed Lanes & Interoperability, July 20-22, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. This is IBTTA’s largest Summit and will focus on the latest developments in managed lane projects, the migration to AET, interoperability, customer demographic changes and related issues. Booth space is available. Visit for the full program, travel, hotel and other information. Register today!


1) US DOT: Airlines Should Disclose Bag, Seat Fees
Link to AP article:
Link to news release


2) Solar-Powered Bike Lock Knows if Its Rider Has Crashed
Link to article on PFSK:


3) Elmer A. Sperry: Pioneer of Modern Naval Tech
Link to article in Maritime Reporter:


4) Dubai Police to Use Google Glass to Fine Motorist and Track Wanted Vehicles
Link to article in Gulf News:

5) Tracking Lost Luggage Part of AT&T's Vision of Future
Link to article in USA Today:

6) How Lionel is Bringing Model Trains to the Digital Age
Link to blog in Forbes:


7) Lawsuit Accuses Florida DOT of Withholding Public Records
Link to article from The News Service of Florida:

8) Baltimore Kept Secret Another Speed-Camera Audit Report
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

9) 'Teens And Trucks' Offers Valuable Safety Lessons for All Drivers
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


10) Open Mobile Summit London 2014
Link to updates from Telematics Update:


11) RideScout Launches Transit App in Chicago
Link to article on InTheCapital:

12) Sofia, Bulgaria to Launch Combined Transport Card
Link to Novinite article:

13) Your Phone May Replace Your Go Card in Queensland
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:


14) Traffic Management System to Track Pune-Mumbai Expressway
Link to article in DNA:

15) Kuala Lumpur Taking Steps to Better Manage Traffic
Link to article in the New Straits Times:


16) Michigan's Simulated City Will Test Car Crash Situations
Link to article in Government Technology:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
ITS America Capitol Hill Transportation Technology Showcase & Reception – June 25 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History    
1894 **120th anniversary** Queen Victoria officially opened the Manchester Ship Canal.

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