Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 20, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) House Panel Reviews FAA’s Proposed NWS Av Weather Reorganization

Link to story on Aero-News:

2) St. Louis Airport Eyes Sponsors

Link to story in USA Today:


3) Twitter Take the Tour de France on New Course

Link to story on CNET News:


4) St. Louis Ignored Own Law Warning Motorists About Red-Light Cameras

Link to story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


5) US Coast Guard Urges Boaters to Check Beacon Numbers

Link to AP story:

6) New Tacoma Narrows Foghorns Have Lost Their Appeal for Many

Link to story in The News Tribune:


7) Site Maps Stimulus Spending

Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

Link to maps:

8) Two Wisconsin Agencies Won’t Give Out Names

Wisconsin DOT one agency that won’t release names of those on opt-out list.
Link to AP story:,0,2321674.story


9) Parking Dispo Ranked 35 in the Top 50 iPhone Apps

Program provides 1,400 car park addresses around France and real-time information on parking in Paris.

Link to story on Navx:


10) Signs Could Tell UK Drivers to Take the Train

Link to story in the Telegraph:

11) Texas Litterbugs Beware: Other Drivers Watching You

Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:

12) Signs of Change: How a New Font Called ‘Clearview’ is Changing America’s Highways

Link to story and video on The Hardest Year:

13) Newfoundland Tourism Operators Criticize New Highway Sign Law

Link to story in The Western Star:


14) On Virtual Roads, Crashes are Educational

Link to story in The National:

15) Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cell Phone Risks

Link to story in The New York Times:


16) Dallas Cowboys Stadium Passes Traffic Test

Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

17) Futuristic Lamp-posts to Manage UK Traffic Jams

Link to story on TechRadar UK:

18) A World Without Traffic

Can GPS startup company Waze map the perfect commute?

Link to story in The Big Money:

News Releases

1) New FAA Safety Culture Reflected in Operational Error Reporting

2) Newark Liberty Airport Uses New Runway Safety System

Upcoming Events

Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference and Exhibition – October 18-21 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Today in Transportation History

1969 **40th anniversary** - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first people to land and walk on the Moon.

(This link was selected not only because it showcases the lunar landing, but because it highlights Walter Cronkite. Cronkite, who died this past Friday, and was the person many followed during these momentous events.)

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