Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 17, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Key BC Rail E-Mails May Have Been Deleted in May

Government messages sought in corruption case.

Link to CBC News story:


2) Missouri Road Signs to Become Fluorescent

Link to AP story:

Link to news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

3) $155,000 Sign Welcomes Motorists to Orange County, California

Link to story in The Orange County Register:


4) Transportation’s Real Mover

Coolly, Deborah Hersman is National Transportation Safety Board’s very face of safety.

Link to profile in The Washington Post:


5) Two Ways to Profit from the New Wave of Motoring Technology

Link to story in MoneyWeek:


6) DC Metro is Meeting with Vendors about Train Control Backup

Link to story in The Washington Post:

7) Citizen Journalists on Prowl for Train and Bus Operators Asleep at Wheel

Link to Fox News story:,2933,533460,00.html

8) TriMet’s Open Source Heaven: The Five Best Transit-Rider Apps

Link to story in The Oregonian:

Link to TriMet App Center:

News Releases

1) Sydney Metro Airports Launch Filming Studios – Designed to show the possibilities of airports as filming locations

2) National Transportation Atlas Database Released

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight - Highway Networks and Their Relationship to Freight – August 19

Friday Bonus

This brings distracted driving to a whole new level.

Today in Transportation History

1934 **75th anniversary** - The Federal Communications Commission issued Order No. 1 which created three divisions; Broadcasting, Telegraph and Telephone.

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