Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 7, 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) NTSB Recommends FAA, National Weather Service Improve Weather Forecast to Pilots
Link to story on KTUU-TV:
Link to news release


2) Illinois ACLU Raises Red Flag Over Chicago Traffic Cameras' View
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:


3) Big Google Maps Update Adds Uber Integration, Offline Maps, Navigation Tweaks
Link to article in PCWorld:

4) Microsoft Launches Bing Venue Maps for Airports, Malls in India
Link to story on NDTV:


5) US Navy Tests Satellite Connection in the Arctic
Link to article in GCN:

6) Brooklyn's Maritime Broadband is Giving Commercial Ships Internet Access
Link to article on Brooklyn:


7) Advanced Radar, Sensors and Electronic Signs to Prevent Road Pileups to Be Ready 'Within Months' in UAE
Link to article in Gulf News:

8) Creating Smarter Work Zones
Link to article in Public Roads:


9) Insurance Telematics Europe 2014: Day One
Link to article on Telematics Update:


10) Knoxville Area Transit Officials Reviewing Bids for Technology to Eliminate Guessing Bus Arrivals
Link to article from the Knoxville News Sentinel:

11) How is Social Media Making an Impact at Your Agency?
Link to article in Metro:

12) Fidesmo Aims to Be the Only Card You Need for Public Transit (and Eventually, Anything Else)
Link to article on TechCrunch:


13) Nokia Plans to Invest $100 Billion in Intelligent Vehicle Technology
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) Infrared Warning System Alerts Drivers of Pedestrian Danger
Link to article in The Engineer:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Seawork Commercial Marine Exhibition & Forum – June 10-12 – Southampton, UK

Today in Transportation History    
1864 **150th anniversary** The City of Adelaide, the oldest surviving clipper ship, was launched in Sunderland.

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