Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Support the IBTTA Foundation at the 82nd Annual Meeting
Participate in our Annual Golf Fundraiser

Join IBTTA on the Saturday before our 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Austin, TX, for a fundraising golf event to support the IBTTA Foundation. The golf tournament will take place September 13, 2014 at the Barton Creek Golf Resort, Crenshaw Cliffside Course. Varieties of sponsorship levels are available to members and non-members. Support a great cause and enjoy a memorable day. Click here for more details and to reserve your space today!


1) Advertising Making Big Bucks But Adding Clutter to South Africa Airports
Link to article in The Media:

2) Free Wi-Fi Arrives at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Link to story on WABE Radio:


3) Strava's Cycling App Helping Cities Build Better Bike Lanes
Link to article in Wired:

4) GPS Bell Helps Bicyclists Find Cycles
Link to article in The Daily Mail:


5) Detroit to Require Snowplow Contractors to Have GPS to Verify Work
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


6) Bulgaria Launches Smart Traffic System Tender
Link to article in ITS International:


7) 'Virtual Port' Boosts Emergency Preparedness
Link to article in Tie Lines:

8) GPS Tracking of Fishing Vessels Shows Impact on Seabirds
Link to article from the University of Exeter:


9) US DOT Taps RideScout for Transportation Disruption Ideas
Link to article on InTheCapital:

10) US DOT Data Innovation Challenge Attracts Talented Field
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

11) Arlington County, Virginia Bureau Gets Creative Moving People Instead of Cars
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:

12) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – June 2014
Link to newsletter:


13) Parking Montreal Employees Tracked with GPS
Link to story on CJAD Radio:


14) Amtrak Has Plan to Fix Its Awful Wi-Fi
Link to commentary in Time:


15) Interactive Map Reveals Final Tour de France Road Closures
Link to story on ITV:


16) Association of American Railroads, Operation Lifesaver Promote Grade Crossing Safety on International Level Crossing Day
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
Link to news release


17) Diagnosis from Afar: Navistar Hitting Its Stride Through Telematics
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:


18) Pittsburgh Port Authority Bus Tracker Keeps Electronic Schedule
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


19) Ada County, Idaho Highway District Traffic Management Center Monitors Roads
Link to article in the Boise Weekly:


20) Study: Ethernet in the Car Set to Grow
Link to article in automotiveIT:

21) GM CIO is Confident IT Transformation Making Progress
Link to article in automotiveIT:

22) Mercedes-Benz QR Codes Help Accident Victims
Link to article on CarAdvizor:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
InnoTrans 2014 – September 23-26 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** The MS St. Louis was denied entry to the US, eventually forcing the ship and its 937 German Jewish refugees to return to Europe.

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