Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Confirmed as Keynote for IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC
Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on March 22-23, 2010 in Washington, DC and participate in discussions on federal legislative initiatives with leaders in the transportation policy debate. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will speak on Monday, March 22 at 8:30 am. Meeting topics will include transportation authorization, electronic tolling interoperability, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging, the proposed Office of Public Benefit, and other important issues affecting tolling and road pricing. Participants will spend Tuesday afternoon visiting their congressional representatives to advance tolling initiatives on Capitol Hill. Click here to register, view the program and make your hotel and travel arrangements. www.IBTTA.org.
1) A Multimodal ITS Strategy and Action Plan for Sweden
Link to further information from ERTICO - ITS Europe:
2) Dublin Upgrades Parking Guidance VMS
Link to article in Parking Today:
SAFETY / SECURITY
3) US Emergency Communications Plan Update Will Blend Old and New
Link to article on Nextgov:
4) New App Turns BlackBerry Into Secure Two-Way Radio
Link to article in Government Computer News:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
5) Real-Time Travel Signs Become Real Pain for Maryland Drivers
Link to story on WTOP Radio:
6) Using Cell Phone Signals to Track Cars When GPS Cannot
Link to article in The New York Times:
7) Auto Voice Recognition Revs Up
Link to article in Investor’ s Business Daily:
- Transportation Management and Operations R&D Team Leader – Federal Highway Administration – McLean, Virginia
http://jobsearch.dot.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=86724877 (Federal employees)
Mobile Apps on Wheels Workshop – April 27-29 – San Jose and San Francisco
Today in Transportation History
1910 **100th anniversary** Barney Oldfield set a new automobile land-speed record of 131.72 miles per hour.
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