Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 9, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie’s Notes – Calling All Computer/Internet Experts

Please see request for technical help below.


1) Glitches May Delay Lockheed US Air-Traffic Upgrade, FAA Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Review: Federal Program Used to Hide Flights From Public
Link to article in USA Today:


3) A New Way to Avoid Misbehaving Around Enforcement Cameras
Link to article in The New York Times:


4) RIM Buys Software Company that Delivers Internet Services to Cars
Link to CP article:


5) Washington, DC Kicks Off Pay-to-Park by Phone
Link to column in The Washington Post:


6) Want to Avoid Red Lights? There’s an App for That
Link to story and audio report on NPR’s Talk of the Nation:


7) Voice Controls in the Car Keep Eyes on the Road
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release from Ford:


8) The Driving Public Hungers for Better Road Weather Information
Link to article in Telematics Update:


9) Clear Channel to Add News Crawl to the Car Stereo
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) iPod Owners Listening in the Car
Link to article in Radio Ink:

News Releases

Bernie’s Notes

Some of you may have noticed strange characters appearing in the TCN from time-to-time.  An example from yesterday’s edition is copied below.  The characters seem to appear on a random basis and not all recipients see them.  Looking at the example below, “” seems to appear where formatting changes are made, such as bolding and italics.  If anyone has an idea why these are appearing, why only some people are seeing them, and what I can do to eliminate them, please let me know.  Thanks.

2) FEMA Drafts MOU with Fish and Wildlife Service to Safeguard Migratory Birds from Communications Towers
Link to article in Government Security News:

Upcoming Events
Short Course on Modern Mobility: What is PRT and Why You Should Care – April 23 – Kansas City, Kansas

Friday Bonus
The World's 18 Strangest Roadways

Today in Transportation History    
1860 **150th anniversary** - The first known recording of a human voice was made by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville.

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