Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 1, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Make Reporting of Bird Strike Data Mandatory
Link to editorial in Newsday:,0,6873146.story


2) Privacy, Cameras and Roadways
Link to story on Drivers .com:


3) GPS Evidence Too Unreliable for Legal Purposes
Link to story in InformationWeek:

4) US Department of Transportation Releases Civil Monitoring Performance Document
Link to story in GPS World:


5) Cloud Computing Could Help Agencies Track Stimulus Funds
Link to story on Nextgov:

6) Delaware DOT’s Diversity Coaching Backfires
Newsletter lists slurs, insults and stereotypes that shouldn’t be used in workplace.
Link to story in The News Journal:


7) Coordinating, Planning and Managing the Effects of Roadway Construction with Technology
Link to information from US DOT:


8) South Dakota Drivers Sign Up for Sobriety Alerts
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to Act Civilized:


9) New Direction for San Diego-Area Transit System
Compass cards replacing paper passes with plastic.
Link to story in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

10) King County Metro Transit Develops New Tools to Keep You in the Loop
Link to story in the Auburn Reporter:


11) New Generation of Cars are ‘Mobile High-Tech Platforms’
Link to story in Engineering News:

News Releases
Operation Lifesaver (Canada) Launches Web Site for Kids
2) South Florida Commuter Services Launches Public Transit Promotion to Feature Carpool Video on CNN
3) E-Railsafe Program Helps Union Pacific Ensure Railroad Safety and Security Awareness

Upcoming Events
ACI-NA Small Airports Conference – July 16-17 – St. Louis

Friday Bonus
Don’t expect to see these cars in the mall parking lot anytime soon.

Today in Transportation History
1999 **10th anniversary** - Liberty Bell 7, the space capsule flown by Gus Grissom in 1961, was found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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