Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US, EU to Cooperate on Aviation R&D

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704122904575314640724612432.html

2) San Jose, California Airport Makeover Includes Lots of High-Tech Amenities

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15318716

ROADWAYS

3) New Signs, Improved Markings Aim to Make Rail Crossings Easier to Understand in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Link to article in The Santa Fe New Mexican:

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/-X--marks-the-spot

SAFETY / SECURITY

4) A Rare Look Inside the Transportation Security Laboratory

Link to article in Government Security News:

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/20907/rare_look_inside_transportation_security_laborator

5) Study: Teens Not the Worst Text-Driving Culprits

Link to AP article:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/06/18/business/AP-US-TEC-Distracted-Driving.html

TRANSIT

6) 60% of Calls to San Francisco's 311 Line are about Muni

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/us/18bcjames.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) California Highway Patrol Unveils Traffic Application for Mobile Devices

Link to article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_15319540

News Releases

1) Transport Certification Australia Releases Draft In-Vehicle Telematics Strategy: The Road Freight Sector

2) Chicago and American Airlines Expand Marketing Partnership

3) Construction of Iowa Transportation Museum Set to Begin this Year

Solicitation

- Competition and Call – Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Sustainability and Livability – TRB Planning and Environment Group

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/dva/JohnJaneCommunicationCompetitionCall_2010.pdf

Upcoming Events

WASTO 2010 Conference – July 11-14 – Bismarck, North Dakota

http://www.washto2010.com/

Friday Bonus

Is that new iPad of yours difficult to use when driving? Here's the answer to your problems.*

http://www.steering-wheel-ipad.com/

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Former US president Theodore Roosevelt returned by ship to New York City following an African safari and was honored by a ticker-tape parade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVqBu8Q2H_Q

*This is a joke, not a real product.

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