Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

November TCN Fundraiser

Twice a year I hold a fundraiser to help support the Transportation Communications Newsletter. If you've been a subscriber of the TCN for more than a few months you probably know my putting together the TCN is mostly a labor of love. I never intend to charge a subscription fee for the TCN because I believe that would exclude many who might not be able to pay. A number of you have provided financial support to the TCN through donations however. During this month I'll be asking you to consider making a donation to the TCN. I've tried to make it as easy as possible. At the bottom of the newsletter is the address where you can mail a donation. You may also donate online via PayPal. Thank you very much!


1) National Air Traffic Controllers Association Lauds FAA Collaboration on Implementing New Technology

Link to article on AVweb:

2) Advertisers Put Out Life-Size Installations at Many Airports

Link to article in USA Today:

3) FAA Safety Briefing – November/December 2010 Issue

Link to newsletter:


4) Traffic Cameras: Protection or Profit?

Link to stories and video report on KCCI-TV: (part 1) (part 2)

5) Red Light Cameras: Groups Sues Houston to Get Statistics

Link to article in the Houston Press:


6) Google Street View Privacy Flap Shows Growing Rift Between US, EU

Link to column in The Washington Post:


7) Spoken Street Names Useful in Navigation Units, Consumer Reports Says

Link to article in AutoWeek:

Link to article in Consumer Reports:


8) Virginia DOT Opens Statewide Customer Service Center

Link to article in The Roanoke Times:

9) Volpe Highlights – November Edition Online

Link to newsletter:


10) Bury, UK Drivers Still in the Dark as Car Park Signs Fail

Link to article in the Bury Free Press:


11) Israeli Technology has Chief Role in Battling World Threats

Link to article in The Jerusalem Post:

12) Warning Systems Often Don't Help Tsunami Victims

Link to article in USA Today:


13) Calgary Transit App in the Works

Link to article in the Calgary Herald:

14) Ever the Slick Salesman, Los Angeles Mayor Turned to Twitter to Combat Opponents of Subway to Sea

Link to blog in LA Weekly:


15) Satnav Traffic Information Could be Hit by UK Digital Radio Switchover

Link to article in The Telegraph:


16) GM Sees No End to the Road with New Mobility Solutions

Link to article in Gulf News:

17) GM: Without Software, Chevy Volt is Stuck in Neutral

Link to column on CNET:

News Releases

1) ACS Expands Its Parking Services with Acquisition of Spur Information Solutions

2) ITS America Launches New Web Site for 2011 ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida

Upcoming Events

Martima (Maritime and Coastal Economies) – December 8-11 - Paris,I3763.htm

Today in Transportation History

1870 **140th anniversary** The predecessor of the National Weather Service began gathering weather observations from 24 sites around the US.

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