Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 7, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA Summit on AET, Managed Lanes & Interoperability ­Four Weeks Away!

Make plans to join IBTTA in San Diego for the Summit on All-Electronic Tolling, Managed Lanes & Interoperability, July 20-22, 2014. Nearly 400 people have already registered for this event that will focus on questions such as how we can improve our customer's experience while on a toll facility, how the never ending flood of technology offerings actually help our customers and how improvements in operations and business rules enhance our customers acceptance of tolling.

Listen to our keynote speaker, Joseph Kopser, the CEO of RideScout, as he describes how this new app was built to address the transportation and mobility needs of our customers. View the updated program and register today at


1) Aerial Advertisement Company Keeps Flying in Hawaii, Despite Protests
Link to story on KHON-TV:

2) Abu Dhabi International Uses Artificial Turf for Airfield Safety and Marketing
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

3) Articles from July/August Issue of Inflight
 -  New Digital Sound Technologies for the Cabin (page 12)
 -  Latest Satcom Technology Keeps Round-the-World Flight in Contact (page 15)
 -  An Update on In-Flight Phone Communications (page 23)


4) New Jersey DOT Biking App is More Headache than Help
Link to column in the Asbury Park Press:


5) Digital Monitoring of Ship Movement in Bangladesh Port Delayed
Link to article in The Financial Express:


6) App Tracks How Humans Move Around Boston and Other Cities
Link to article on BostInno:

7) Traffic Technology International – June/July 2014
Link to magazine:


8) Pennsylvania Refuses to Release Route Info on Oil Trains
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

9) Should Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Firefighters Be Sworn to Secrecy Before Learning About Oil Train Locations?
Link to article in Sunday News:


10) Foreign Airport Security Focuses on Electronic Devices
Link to article in USA Today:


11) GM OnStar Data Has Potential as Safety Tool
Link to article in The New York Times:


12) UK Transport Secretary Pledges Free Wi-Fi for Commuter Trains
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

13) New Real-Time MBTA Maps Tracks Red, Orange, Blue Line Trains
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

14) Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei to Have Integrated Transportation Card
Link to article in the Beijing News:


15) Antiquated Stoplights Put Dallas in a Jam, with No Fix in Sight
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

16) Local Governments Use Waze for Traffic Management
Link to article in Forbes:

17) MIT Researchers Develop Improved System for Timing of Urban Traffic Signals
Link to article from MIT:


18) Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck
Link to article in The New York Times:

19) Toyota Seeks Patents on Warning and Navigation Systems
Link to article on IPWatchdog:

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1914 **100th anniversary** Robert Goddard was awarded a patent for a multi-stage rocket.

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