Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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Join the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association in Denver, CO to learn about best practices from around the world in Incident Management and Emergency Response. Gain valuable knowledge on the most effective tools and communication methods available to promote toll facility safety and security, maintain operations in the face of disruption, and effectively communicate with customers during all phases of an incident – from prevention to recovery. Meeting highlights include a technical tour of E-470 Public Highway’s Tools and Technology followed by Northwest Parkway’s 5.9GHz DSRC Multi-Application Demonstration, a networking event at INVESCO Field at Mile High, and a fundraising golf tournament to support the IBTTA Foundation. Hotel cut-off extended until July 1st. To register or view the preliminary agenda, visit IBTTA’s website today!


1) Simulator Helps Train Air Traffic Controllers

Link to story and video on WCVB-TV:

2) Delta to Install Wi-Fi on First Wide-Body Jet

Link to story in USA Today:


3) ‘Bungled’ E-Toll System Delayed in Queensland

Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:


4) GPS Mapping Team Takes a Ride

A ride-along with a crew from Navteq as they map roadways.

Link to video in The Birmingham News:


5) New York Mayor Releasing City Data Online in Hopes Developers Will Create New and Better Mobile Apps

Link to story in the Daily News:

Link to news release from the City of New York:

6) Latest Issue of Transport Business Online

Link to magazine:


7) Considerations for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Conversions Guidebook Now Available

Link to guidebook from the Federal Highway Administration:


8) New York MTA Employee Sues City for $1 Million After Being Arrested for Taking Pictures

Link to story in the Daily News:

9) Ex-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Chief Fears New Safety Technologies Will Take Backseat to New MPG Rule

Link to story in USA Today:


10) Insurance Companies Embrace Technology – Again

Link to story in Telematics Weekly:


11) SEPTA: Now You Can Use Google to Plan Trips

Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

12) Automated Bus Route Scheme to Start July 25 in Metro Manila

Link to story in The Philippine Star:


13) Caltrans Hotline Fails to Deliver

Link to column in the San Jose Mercury News:

14) Navteq Offers Free Traffic Updates on Your Phone

Link to CNET News story:


15) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Looking to Mandate Rear Turn-Signal Color

Link to story on Cars .com:

News Releases

1) DC Metro Taking Additional Actions After Collision

**CORRECTION**: The wrong link was included for story #8 in yesterday’s issue.  Here’s the correct link to the story:

Upcoming Events

East Coast Maritime Conference – October 5-6 – Jersey City, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History

2004 **5th anniversary** – The Cassini -Huygens spacecraft arrived at Saturn.


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