Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Six weeks and counting! Join IBTTA in Austin, Texas for our 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition this September 14-17, 2014. You'll be right in the heart of a city and a state that is developing a modern multi-modal transportation system that includes toll-funded projects. You'll be surrounded by the latest and very best information on the policies, practices, technologies and business models that make the tolling industry a breakthrough success. Become a meeting sponsor or promote your products or services by being an exhibitor. And if you arrive a day early, come to the golf event to support the IBTTA Foundation at the Barton Creek Golf ResortVisit www.IBTTA.org/austin for the full program and to register today!


1) New Orleans Airport Refuses to Post Health Alert, Cites 'Aesthetics'
Link to story on WDSU-TV:

2) US DOT Could Nix Plans to Permit In-Flight Cellphone Calls
Link to article on CNET:

3) Dodging Mumbai's Monster Billboards Adds to Air India Woes
Link to Bloomberg article:

4) Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


5) More Cameras, Message Boards on the Roadways in Arkansas
Link to story on KARK-TV:


6) Pinellas Transit Authority Will Repay $354,000 Federal Grant for Homeland Security Ads
Link to article in The St. Petersburg Tribune:


7) Amtrak Provides Crude Oil Train Details States Had Withheld
Link to McClatchy News article:

8) Oklahoma Begins Posting Information About Bakken Oil Train Shipments
Link to article in The Oklahoman:

9) New Online Community Generates Transportation Ideas in Illinois
Link to story on WCBU Radio:


10) High-Tech Traffic Lights Could Reshape the Future of Driving
Link to story on Fox News:

11) Texas Law: Thou Shalt Not Place 10 Commandments Signs Along Highways
Link to article in Time:


12) Maine Launches Effort to Curb Distracted Driving
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:

13) Road-Sensing Safety Tech that Could Save Lives
Link to article on District Chronicles:


14) Growth in Telematics Capabilities Bring More Benefits to More Users
Link to article in SAE Off-Highway Engineering:


15) GM Exec: Early Interest in LTE-Connected Cars is Strong
Link to article on CNET:

16) Navdy Projects Apps and Nav on Your Windshield
Link to article on CNET:

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Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1864 **150th anniversary** The Battle of Mobile Bay took place with Union forces defeating the Confederate fleet.

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