Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 13, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Needs Transparency
Newspaper calls on agency to release bird-strike information.
Link to editorial in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

2) Crash Survivor: Release Data
Link to story in the Argus Leader:

3) Western Pennsylvania Airport’s Radar System Idle After Years
Link to AP story:

4) Long Beach, California Officials Slam Blogger for Exposing JetBlue Rift
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to The Cranky Flier blog:


5) Red Light Warnings Far from Cameras in Ohio
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:

6) More Inspectors, Not Cameras, Needed at Louisiana Railroad Crossings
Link to editorial in The Times:


7) GPS Can Lead a Criminal to Your Home
Link to story on ABC's Good Morning America:


8) NTSB Officials Suggest Using Amtrak Collision for Training
Link to STNG Wire story:


9) Signs Around Los Angeles Beaches Warn of Looming Tsunami Threat
Link to AP story:,2933,514706,00.html


10) Kansas Transit Systems Aim to Enhance Bus Service, Rider Amenities
Link to story and video in the Lawrence Journal-World & News:

11) Washington State’s Jefferson Transit to Consider Policy on Signs Advising Bus Riders About Border Issues
Link to story in the Peninsula Daily News:

12) Paris Does Public Transit Right
Parisian buses provide real-time information to passengers.
Link to editorial in The Gazette:


13) New York 511 Service Helps People Move Smoothly
Link to story in The Journal News:
Link to 511NY:

14) Big Brother's Watching You Drive in Lower Manhattan
ITS will be used to calculate drive times.
Link to story in the New York Post:


15) Mercedes-Benz Flagships Take Aboard High-Tech 'Trailblazers'
Link to story in Motoring:

News Releases
Hertz Acquires Eileo, Car Sharing Technology Leader
2) Research and Markets: Electronic Toll Collection Systems - Global Strategic Business Report - Available Now

Upcoming Events
2009 TRB Joint Summer Conference – July 19-22 – Seattle, Washington

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - The trams in Brisbane made their final runs.

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