Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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

Submit your presentation ideas for the 2014 IBTTA Global Summit: Innovations & Technologies for Sustainable Mobility, Environment and Road Safety, which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, October 19-21, 2014. Visit for additional information and to download the submission form.

The deadline for submissions is close of business tomorrow, June 13, 2014. It's a quick and easy process – submit your presentation ideas today!


1) Aviation Tool to Prevent Stall-Related Crashes Grows in Popularity
Link to story on KTUU-TV:


2) Tunnel Vision Uses Augmented Reality to Animate NYC Subway Maps
Link to article on Mashable:


3) Lockheed Misses GPS III Deadline, Air Force Shops Future Satellite Contracts
Link to article in The Denver Post:

4) Applying GPS Data to Understand Travel Behavior
Link to reports from the Transportation Research Board: (Volume I: Background, Methods, and Tests)


5) Center for Smart Transport Technology Opens in UK
Link to article in Fleet World:


6) Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Oldest in US, Celebrates 250th Anniversary
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


7) UK Transport Minister Says Using CCTV to Monitor Parking 'Not Acceptable'
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


8) Carmageddon in Los Angeles: The Sizzle and the Fizzle
Link to article in Access:

9) North Carolina DOT Opens Education Office to Engage Youth in Transportation Careers
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

10) Idaho 21's Scenic Byway Now Has a Viewer's Guide
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:


11) All Aboard Florida's CMO Focuses Marketing Efforts to Address Education, Service Launch Strategies
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


12) Bridge Monitoring System Can Offer Advance Warning of Problems
Link to article in Catalyst:

13) Forget Glow-in-the-Dark Roads – Here's an Interactive Highway
Link to article on Quartz:


14) Montana Only State Without Statewide Driver Texting Ban
Link to AP article:

15) Arab Traffic Chiefs Call for Public Awareness Campaign for Traffic Safety
Link to article from Kuwait News Agency:

16) FHWA Research Could Improve Visibility, Safety for Snowplow Operators
Link to article in Better Roads:

17) TSA Looks to Cloud Providers for Disaster Recovery
Link to article in FCW:


18) Embedded Telematics and the Art of Future-Proofing
Link to article on Telematics Update:


19) Seattle Mayor: City Working with State After Massive Traffic Jam
Link to story on KING-TV:

20) Delaware DOT Has Emergency Plans in Place for Almost Everything
Link to article in The News Journal:


21) Canadian Cities Take Note of TransLink Smartcard Program's Successes, Growing Pains
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

22) Halifax's Metro Transit Mulls Credit Card, Smartphone Payment Options
Link to story on CBC News:


23) Virginia Beach Finishes Model to Predict Traffic Effects
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

24) Putting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's Traffic Problem in Context
Link to article in The UB Post:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director of Business Development – Iteris – Location Open
 -  Associate VP, Iteris Transportation Systems Northeast Region – Sterling, Virginia
 -  Associate VP Iteris Transportation Systems MI/Great Lakes Region – Troy, Michigan
 -  VP Corporate Development – Iteris – Santa Ana, California
 -  VP Business Development-Corporate – Iteris – Santa Ana, California

 -  Call for Speakers – 2014 Annual Polis Conference

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Webinar: Understanding Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Companies and What They Do – June 18

Today in Transportation History    
1889 **125th anniversary** The Armagh rail disaster happened in Ireland. The crash caused 80 deaths, many of them children.

1979 **35th anniversary** The Gossamer Albatross became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel.

1994 **20th anniversary** The Boeing 777 made its first flight.

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