Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) David Warren, Aircraft 'Black Box' Inventor Dies in Australia

Link to AFP article:

2) Aerospace Industry Seeks Air Traffic Collaboration

Link to Reuters article:


3) Birmingham, Alabama-Area Traffic Cameras, Highway Message Boards Apparently Shut Down by Vandals

Link to article in The Birmingham News:


4) Russia May Mandate Compatibility with Russian Variant of GPS

Link to article on cellular-news:


5) Changing the Car Culture Down Under

Australia is using an educational marketing program and first-rate bike-pedestrian facilities to talk commuters out of their cars.

Link to article in InTransition:


6) Boise, Idaho Approves $60,000 for Airport Bond 'Educational Outreach'

Link to story and video on KTVB-TV:


7) EU Proposes 'Black Boxes' for Buses and Taxis

Link to article in The Telegraph:

8) Safety-Driven Software Aims to Block Texting While Driving

Link to article in USA Today:

9) Progress Report: Interoperability

Link to article in Emergency Management: (page 48)

10) Taking Photos in Public Places is Not a Crime: Analysis

Link to commentary in Popular Mechanics:


11) What? Ford's Sync Voice System Turns Deaf Ear to Women

Link to column in USA Today:

12) eCall Legislation – To Care or Not to Care?

Link to commentary in GPS Business News:


13) UK Rail Passengers 'Shun Confusing Ticket Machines'

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release from Passenger Focus:

Link to report:

14) Where's the Astoria Riverfront Trolley?

GPS allows antique vehicles to be tracked online.

Link to article in The Daily Astorian:

15) TriMet Embraces Open Source with 'Open Trip Planner'

Link to blog on

16) When Transportation and Religion Collide: Muslim Ads on the Bus

Link to blog on The Infrastructurist:


17) New Travel Information Standards for European Digital Radio Platforms

Link to article in Radio:

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Today in Transportation History

1925 **85th anniversary** Malcolm Campbell became the first person to break the 150 mph land-speed barrier.


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