Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – July 31, 2009

August 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

Friday, July 31, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

2009 National Rural ITS Conference

Less than 4 weeks remain before the 2009 National Rural ITS Conference (August 23-26th).  Tell your clients, colleagues and associates to take advantage of this great learning opportunity by registering now.  Over 30 sessions, four workshops, 3 professional tours and specialized Safety and Transit Tracks (PDH certificates available) await attendees in sunny Seaside, Oregon.  Add in a great vendor show with over 30 exhibitors and ample networking opportunities and you’ll quickly see why the National Rural ITS Conference is a can’t miss event.  Logon to to learn more and register!


1) Inside the World’s Busiest Air Traffic Control Tower

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2) US Navy Unveils Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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3) New Life-Saving GPS Technology Causes Rescue Dilemna

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4) Florida Seaports to Share Worker Information

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5) Lessons Learned from the 35W Bridge Collapse

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6) DC Metro Chief Fears for Other Rail Systems

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7) Google Offers Tool to Help Boston’s T Riders

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8) Transit 511 Combines Public Transportation Systems in the Bay Area

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9) August Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator

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Upcoming Events

Fourth Annual International Airport Geographic Information Systems Conference – October 6-8 –Manchester, England

Friday Bonus

At least they spelled ‘exit’ correctly.

Today in Transportation History

1955 **55th anniversary** – The first ascent to the summit of K2, the world’s second highest mountain, was made by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.


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