Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, August 27, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
Countdown to IBTTA’s 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 13-16, 2009 in Chicago — Register Today!
IBTTA's 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the most significant gathering of toll industry professionals in the world. Attend this meeting and interact with the most influential experts and decision makers from around the globe and discuss ideas and solutions about transportation financing strategies, the future of tolling and paying for mobility, AET and Interoperability, new ideas for the new economy and sustainable transportation. Featured speakers include Stuart Varney, Business and Financial Journalist; Mark Shields, Syndicated Columnist and Political Analyst; Robert Atkinson, President, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Chairman, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission; and General (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, Retired U.S. Army General, News Commentator, and Business Consultant. Register by August 21 and receive a $100 discount off your registration fee. This meeting is hosted by the Illinois Tollway and will be held at the Hyatt Regency. For information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit IBTTA's website at www.ibtta.org.
1) LAX Simulator Puts Trainees in the Hot Seat
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) GPS Hackers Blaze Own Trails with Crowdsourced Maps
Link to article in Wired:
3) Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Warns of Fake Web Site
Link to Vermont Press Bureau article:
4) BNSF Wants Automatic Brake Rule Eased
Link to Bloomberg News article:
5) Kansas City-Area Transit Becoming More Tech Friendly
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:
6) Recession Prompts MARTA to Spend on Image
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
7) Evaluation of the National CVISN Deployment Program
Link to final report from US DOT:
ITS Georgia Annual Meeting – October 4-6 – Young Harris, Georgia
Today in Transportation History
1859 **150th anniversary** - In Titusville, Pennsylvania the world’s first successful oil well was drilled.
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