Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 7, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Airspeed Systems Failed on US Planes

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2) FAA Going Green with Electronic Airworthiness Directives, Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins

Link to story on AOPA Online:


3) Odd Tricycle Mapping Paris Streets for Google

Link to AP story:


4) GPS Signals an End to Fights About Driving Directions

Link to story in The Boston Globe:


5) President Obama in ‘Snooping’ Row Over US Car Scrappage Scheme

Link to story in The Times:

6) Traffic Islands

A BBC documentary explores the stories of people whose lives intersect with traffic islands and streetscapes.

Link to video from the BBC World Service:


7) Illinois Launches Construction Zone Web Site

Link to story in The Times:


8) ACLU Questions Removal of Atheists’ Bus Ads in Des Moines

Link to story in The Des Moines Register:

Upcoming Events

China High-Speed Railway Summit – September 23-25 – Beijing

Friday Bonus

Capri, Carpi – What’s the difference?

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - Explorer 6 was launched.


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