Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

1) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ask for Captioning on Airline In-flight Entertainment

Link to article on eTurboNews:

http://www.eturbonews.com/14605/deaf-and-hard-hearing-ask-captioning-airline-inflight-entertainm

2) Routine Monitoring of Cockpit Talk

Differing views in USA Today:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/03/editorial-our-view-on-air-safety-debate-use-recordings-to-check-on-pilots-cockpit-chatter-.html (in favor)

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/03/opposing-view-monitoring-undercuts-safety--proposals-could-suppress-pilot-communication-in-the-cockpit--by-john-prater--mon.html (against)

OTHER

3) Toyota Turns to Twitter to Repair Its Image

Link to article on Seeking Alpha:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/191544-toyota-turns-to-twitter-to-repair-its-image

SAFETY / SECURITY

4) On Patrol and Almost Undercover

‘Ghost’ police car helps officers enforce cell phone laws.

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/nyregion/28ghost.html

TRANSIT

5) Testing Local Public Transport Systems in Major European Cities

What was missing most was information.

Link to report from EuroTest:

http://eurotestmobility.com/images/filelib/Summary%20of%20results_Public%20Transport%202009-2010_2513.pdf

6) Oregon’s TriMet Adds Five New Transit Titles to App Center

Link to column in The Oregonian:

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/03/trimet_adds_five_new_transit_t.html

7) And, Cut! Money Woes Delay a TV Reality Show on New York City Subway Workers

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/nyregion/02reality.html

VEHICLES

8) Toyota to Provide Black Box Readers to Regulators

Link to AP article:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jj7w_xiI8grfFvw23vVp4IHLpysgD9E6NK0O1

9) Frost & Sullivan Special Report: Vehicle Audio

Link to article in Aftermarket Business:

http://aftermarketbusiness.search-autoparts.com/aftermarketbusiness/Distribution/Frost-amp-Sullivan-Special-Report-Audio/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/658873

10) Ready for the ‘Connected Car?’

Link to article in Connected Planet:

http://connectedplanetonline.com/residential_services/news/ready-for-connected-car-0302/

News Releases

1) US Court Rules Against Long-Term Protection of Flight Data in BARR Program

2) Scenic America Petition Seeks Moratorium on Digital Billboards

3) Dubai Roads & Transport Authority Provides Access to Bus Stop Information Through Google Earth

4) Iteris' SafetyDirect, with PeopleNet's Wireless Connectivity, Named One of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 Products for 2009

Upcoming Events

2010 AutoTronics Taipei – April 12-15 – Taipei, Taiwan

http://www.autotronics.com.tw/

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** - The first US military flight was made by Lt. Benjamin Foulois in Texas.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123192681

Bernie’s Notes

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