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.
GPS / NAVIGATION
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
- ITS Engineer – URS Corporation – Chicago, Illinois
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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