Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Governor Rick Perry, Futurist Doug Stephens Lead
Powerful Program at IBTTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting September 14-17

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Doug Stephens, one of the world’s foremost retail and consumer futurists, head up an extraordinary conference program at IBTTA's 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 14-17 in Austin, Texas. Gov. Perry presides over a state that has seen rapid adoption of some of the world’s most innovative transportation solutions. Under his leadership, Texas has consistently been ranked as one of America’s best places for economic development and expansion. Stephens’ thinking and analysis have influenced some of the world’s top brands, including Target, Home Depot, Crayola and Citibank. And there’s much more on the program, beginning with a fast-paced panel on the toll industry laboratory that has taken shape in America’s fastest-growing state: From managed lanes, to public-private partnerships, to innovative financing, to regional mobility authorities, Texas is trying it all, doing it all and breaking new ground for other jurisdictions. Click here for more program highlights, and register today!


1) Verizon, T-Mobile Beat AT&T and Sprint in US Airport Mobile Data Performance Test
Link to article on GeekWire:

2) NextGen Starting to Deliver on Promises, US Transportation Secretary Says
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

3) FAA's Hughes Technical Center Leading US to NextGen of Aviation Safety, Efficiency
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


4) New York Wayfinding Maps Helps Subway Users Orient Themselves
Link to article in Metro:


5) Drivers Unable to Access Texas Toll Pay Site
Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:

6) ATM-Style Bridge Toll Units a Success on New York State Bridges During Overnights
Link to article in the Times Herald-Record:

7) Concerns Continue as Ohio River Bridge Toll Contract Nears
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:


8) US Border Patrol to Allow Electronic Customs Documents
Link to article in The Hill:


9) Costs Mount for Government Transport Ad Campaign in Victoria
Link to article in The Age:

10) Capturing and Sustaining Public Interest in Transportation
Link to article in The Hill:


11) Sound Transit to Install PTC Equipment on Trains
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


12) Las Vegas Company Poised to Introduce E-Hailing App
Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

13) Is Uber Playing Dirty with Competitors?
Link to article on CNNMoney:


14) Safety Through Information Delivery
Link to article in BUSRide:


15) Bluetooth Travel Information Aids Waiting Times at US-Mexico Border
Link to article in ITS International:


16) Nokia Growth Partners Invests $8 Million in Zubie Connected Car Service
Link to article in eWeek:

17) Trucking by the Numbers: Communications
Link to article in Fleet Owner:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Senior ITS Specialist – Maricopa County – Phoenix, Arizona
 -  Traffic and Real Time Transit Program Manager – Leidos – San Francisco, California 

Upcoming Events
IANA Intermodal Expo – September 21-23 – Long Beach, California

Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** Charlie Wilson, a member of the Great Train Robbery gang, escaped from prison.

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