Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Upcoming Meeting —
Incident Management, Safety and Security, July 19-21, 2009, Denver, CO

Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association in Denver, CO to learn about best practices from around the world in Incident Management and Emergency Response. Sessions will explore the most effective tools and communication methods available to promote toll facility safety and security, maintain operations in the face of disruption, and effectively communicate with customers during all phases of an incident – from prevention to recovery. Other topics include crisis management during special events, Post Traumatic Distress Disorder and psychological impacts to employees, the role of engineering and maintenance in prevention and safety, and business continuity during disasters. Visit IBTTA’s web
site to view the preliminary agenda and register today!


1) EU Air Safety Agency Pledges Better Rulemaking
EASA has promised to incorporate more ‘communication moments’ into the rulemaking process.
Link to story on EurActiv:

2) Aviation IT Online News Launched
Link to Aviation IT Online:


3) Google Street View has to Reshoot in Japan
Link to CNET News story:


4) EU Sends Slovakia Formal Request on Electronic Toll Collection
Link to Dow Jones story:


5) Garmin Adds Built-In Digital Camera to Waterproof GPS Units
Link to story on ZDNet:


6) US Government Spending $147.6 Billion for R&D Next Year
Expenditure includes $180 million for FAA next-generation projects such as upgraded air traffic control systems and $103 million for ITS.
Link to story in Information Week:


7) Calls for Expert Road Crash Teams in UK
Link to BBC News story:


8) Boston T Says No to Driver Cell Phones
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

News Releases
Stay Alive When You Drive - Truck Safety Video Alerts Drivers to Railroad Crossing Tips

Upcoming Events
International Municipal Signal Association Annual Conference – August 18-26 – Orlando, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1804 **205th anniversary** - The Lewis and Clark Expedition left Camp River Dubois for the official start of their journal to the Pacific Ocean.

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