Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Workshop — 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. Gain valuable knowledge on 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. Meeting highlights include a technical tour of E-470 Public Highway’s Tools and Technology followed by a 5.9GHz DSRC Multi-Application Demonstration on the Northwest Parkway, a networking event at INVESCO Field at Mile High, and a fundraising golf tournament to support the IBTTA Foundation. To register or view the preliminary agenda, visit IBTTA’s website today!


1) Sarkozy: Plug Air Traffic Gaps Over Atlantic

Link to AP story:


2) Making Maps Talk Sense

Link to story in the Business Standard:

3) Navteq: The Secret Behind Ovi Maps

Link to story on NokNok:


4) Sending GPS Devices the Way of the Tape Deck?

Link to story in The New York Times:


5) Insurance and Innovation: An Oxymoron?

Link to commentary on Insurance Networking News:


6) Transportation Apps: Are We There Yet?

Link to story on ReadWriteWeb:


7) Florida Agencies Aim for Traffic Flow

Link to story in the Herald-Tribune:

8) Say Goodbye to Gridlock

South Africa launches miTraffic service

Link to column in the Mail & Guardian:


9) Calling All Cars – Futuristic Cop Cruiser Takes to Los Angeles Streets

Link to story in Gizmag:

Job Posting

- LBS/Geospatial Content Sales Professional – TrafficLand Inc. – Fairfax, Virginia

Upcoming Events

Values of Travel Time Reliability and Cost-Benefit Analysis – October 15-16 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Today in Transportation History

1839 **170th anniversary** - John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Co., was born in Richford, New York.


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