Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA Golf Tournament September 13 Supports
Next Generation of Tolling Industry Leaders

The natural beauty of Texas Hill Country will be yours to enjoy at the IBTTA Foundation Golf Classic September 13, the day before our 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event support the IBTTA Leadership Academy, an annual program that gives the next generation of tolling industry leaders the knowledge, skills, and networks they’ll need to help build tomorrow’s transportation system. The tournament takes place at the Barton Creek Golf Resort, designed by Austin native and PGA veteran Ben Crenshaw and partner Bill Coore. You’ll experience rolling hills, natural plateaus, soft contours and native vegetation, all harmoniously woven into an interesting, playable championship layout. Registration includes lunch and a post-tournament awards reception. To register, contact Kathleen Davis at IBTTA.


1) FAA Updating Air Navigation Technology
Link to video in The Hill:

2) Incident Management Software Finds Its Wings
Link to article on Security Info Watch:

3) Twitter Users Blast Spirit's 'Bare Fare' Ad
Link to article on MarketWatch:


4) St. Petersburg, Florida Hotels Giving Tourists Tips on Crossing Dangerous Street
Link to article in The St. Petersburg Tribune:

5) Pedestrian Crossing Signals Take a Back Seat to Trees in Toronto
Link to column in the Toronto Sun:


6) Honolulu Transit Authority Spends $223,000 on Time-Lapse Cameras
Link to story on KITV-TV:

7) Massachusetts DOT to Pursue Cameras on Bridge Used for Suicides
Link to article in The Recorder:

8) Camera Robot Made for Disney Now Inspects Bridges
Link to article on Txchnologist:


9) GPS Technology Helps Rural Emergency Volunteers
Link to article in the Houston Herald:


10) ITS America to Host ITS World Congress in Detroit Next Week
Link to interview on Transportation Radio:


11) New Zealand and Australia to Improve Maritime Surveillance, Search and Rescue
Link to article in the Herald Sun:
Link to news release


12) Bangladesh Ministry of Communication is Now Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Link to article on bdnews24:


13) Effectiveness of Safety and Public Service Announcement Messages on Dynamic Message Signs
Link to report from FHWA:


14) Eye-Catching Signs Warn of Construction on Pacific Coast Highway
Link to article in The Orange County Register:


15) Washington State DOT Says Speed Signs Reduce Crashes
Link to article in the Sammamish Review:


16) Uber and the Zero Marginal Cost Revolution
Link to commentary on The Huffington Post:


17) Quebec, Montreal Transport Officials Vow to Keep Drivers Better Informed of Roadwork
Link to CBC News story:

18) WTOP in Washington, DC, First Radio Partner with Waze
Link to article on All Access:


19) How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millennials
Link to article on CityLab:

20) Insurers Will Now Be Able to Track Driver Behavior via Smartphones
Link to article in Computerworld:

21) Car Tech 101: OBD-II Apps and Dongles
Link to video on CNET:

News Releases

 -  Call for Speakers – ConnecteDriver Conference

Upcoming Events
Webinars: Running a Road Safety Week – September 17 & 18

Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** France and the UK began a naval blockade of Germany as the first step in the Battle of the Atlantic.

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