Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


IBTTA 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — Register Today! Early Bird Discount Ends August 22, 2010


Join your colleagues in San Diego, September 12-15, 2010, for IBTTA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the year’s most highly-anticipated learning and networking event -- attracting more than 700 toll industry experts and decision makers from across the globe. Under the theme, Sustainable Transportation, the technical program offers tracks focused on innovation, policy, the economy, and the California tolling experience. Hosted by the California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC), this event features interactive seminars, influential speakers, technical tours and special events, informative exhibits and more! Breaking News! The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has reduced the contracted room rate from $241/night to $219/night. The new rate applies to all existing confirmed reservations and any new reservations. Customized sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Visit IBTTA’s website for details.

AVIATION

1) Illegal Flights Cause Confusion in China's Skies

Link to article in Time:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2010920,00.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Mapping Firm's Drive is On Display

In race to grab market share, Navteq goes extra mile.

Link to article and video in The Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/08/17/mapping_firms_drive_is_on_display/

MARITIME

3) China Proposes Maritime Hotline with Japan

Link to Xinhua article:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-08/17/c_13448037.htm

OTHER

4) New Delhi Citizens Turn Traffic Police on Facebook

Link to story and video on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/social.media/08/17/india.traffic.facebook/

TRANSIT

5) With Clipper Card Change, Some Communities Bemoan Lack of Outreach

Link to blog on Streetsblog San Francisco:

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/08/17/with-clipper-card-change-some-communities-bemoan-lack-of-outreach/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

6) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Shuts Down Radio and TV Stations Which Broadcast Traffic Updates

Link to article in the Philippine Star:

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=603615&publicationSubCategoryId=200

7) Quebec's 'Oat-Route' Info Line a Parallel Universe of Construction Hell

Link to commentary in The Gazette:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/route+info+line+parallel+universe+construction+hell/3398462/story.html

VEHICLES

8) How do Mobile Apps Fit Into Tire Sales and Marketing?

Link to article in Tyres & Accessories:

http://www.tyrepress.com/News/business_area/e-Commerce/mobile_phone_tyre_app_sales_and_marketing.html

News Releases

1) DC Metro Enhances Passenger Rail Safety by Installing Red Platform Warning Lights at 14 Metrorail Stations

2) Smarter Highways Help Seattle-Area Drivers Avoid Traffic Crashes and Congestion

3) ITS (UK) Carbon Working Group Workshop on the Contribution of ITS to Carbon Reduction

4) Federal Officials Mark Opening of New Aiken Transportation Resource Center

5) Internet is Coming to Cars According to IMS Research

6) Beat the Traffic Announces the Selection of Leadtail.com to Develop Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Upcoming Events

SAE Convergence 2010 – October 19-20 – Detroit

http://www.sae.org/events/convergence/

Today in Transportation History

1970 **40th anniversary** Venera 7, the first spacecraft to transmit data from another planet, was launched.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-060A

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