Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 25, 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) GPS Tracking of High Credit-Risk Drivers: Good Practice or Privacy Violation?

Link to blog in Computerworld:


2) The Perils of LORAN: an Endangered Life

Link to article in GPS World:



3) DC Metro Sign Shop Keeps Riders Pointed in the Right Direction

Link to article in The Washington Post:


4) Communication Work by Boston T Will Disrupt Some Buses

Link to story in The Boston Globe:



5) Google Maps Adds Traffic Data from Your Cell Phone

Link to column on CNET News:


Link to blog from Google:


6) Get Traffic Updates from Commuters on Twitter

Link to story in Fast Company:


Link to CommuTweet: http://www.commutweet.com

7) Los Angeles County Untangles Traffic Snarls with M2M

Link to story in Telephony:



8) Need Roadside Help? There are Apps for That

Link to blog in The New York Times:


News Releases

1) New Travel Social Network Go-Lo.net Helps Travelers and Travel Industry Insiders Connect, Beat the Recession Blues

2) Operation Lifesaver Releases New Educational Tools for Teachers, Homeschoolers

Job Posting

- ITS Engineer – URS Corporation – Chicago, Illinois


Upcoming Events

Aircraft Interiors Expo Asia – September 8-10 – Hong Kong


Today in Transportation History

1609 **400th anniversary** - Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to the Venetian Senate.



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