Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Manager at Andrews Air Force Base Calls Her Job Best in FAA
Link to article and video in The Washington Post:


2) A More Cheerful New York Subway Map
Link to article in The New York Times:


3) California Bill Would Protect Privacy of Tollway Users
Link to AP article:


4) Trafficmaster Sold to US Private Equity Firm
Link to article in the Telegraph:


5) Washington State Ferries Hopes Tweets, Wall Posts Can Boost Ridership
Link to article in the Kitsap Sun:

6) BBC Radio Show Helps Out in Coastguard Drama
Link to BBC News story:


7) US Navy Laser Detects, Tracks Maritime UAVs
Link to article in Avionics:


8) The 'Heart of SFPark' Complete with Vehicle Sensor Installation
Link to blog on Streetsblog San Francisco:


9) Amtrak to Offer Free Wireless on Acela Express Trains
Link to AP article:


10) Research Improving Sensor Technology for Bridges and Roadways
Link to article in Government Technology:

11) Interstate 81: Fear, Facts and the Future of Southwest Virginia's Most-Trafficked Road
Link to multimedia presentation in The Roanoke Times:


12) Teens, Traffic Officials Talk About Distracted Driving
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:


13) Bombardier Demos Technology to Improve Track Worker Safety
Link to article in Metro:

14) Cablevision May Offer Wi-Fi on Metro-North, Long Island Trains
Link to article in Crain's New York Business:

15) PATH Operators Use Simulator to Avoid On-the-Job Training
Link to article in The Record:


16) There's a Drive on to Clear Wrecks Quickly in the Kansas City Area
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:


17) Is Digital Revolution Driving Decline in US Car Culture?
Link to article in Advertising Age:

18) Ire Grows Over Cost of New Suggested Black Boxes
Link to article in Motor Trend:

19) Electric Car Warning Sounds: Don't Expect Ring Tones
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Civil Engineer (Structures) – US Department of Transportation – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Bus Rapid Transit World USA 2010 – June 14-16 – Boston

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** Charles Stewart Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, became the first person to make a non-stop double-crossing flight across the English Channel.

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