Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

Twice a year I conduct a month-long fundraiser to help support the TCN. I want to first say that no one should feel any pressure to donate to the TCN. Simply having you as a subscriber is great. For those who do choose to donate, I very much appreciate the support! Near the bottom of the newsletter you'll find information on how you can donate. In addition to monetary gifts, there are other ways you can support the TCN. These include buying ad space in the TCN, utilizing my transportation voiceover services or simply letting others in the field know about the TCN so they too can subscribe. Throughout May I'll provide more details on how you can support the TCN. Thank you!


1) FAA Safety Briefing – May/June 2011

Includes a several articles related to aviation communications.

Link to publication:


2) Ray LaHood: A Driving Force in the White House

DOT secretary's communication skills win praise.

Link to article in Politico:

3) Satellites Played Big Role in Getting bin Laden

Link to article in Air Force Times:


4) California DOT Digs High-Tech Hole for Taxpayers

Newspaper questions value of ITS technology in a region where congestion is not yet serious.

Link to editorial in The Record-Searchlight:


5) US Should Consider Earthquake Early Warning System, FCC Chairman Says

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to remarks by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski:


6) The Lonely Podcar: Who Will Take a Chance on Personal Rapid Transit?

Link to blog on Txchnologist:


7) Wireless Improves Transportation

Link to blog and video from CTIA:

News Releases

1) NTSB Releases Bus and Truck Safety Forum Video

2) Operation Lifesaver Participates in National Train Day Celebrations Across the US

3) Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory Launch Fleet Vehicle Study

TCN Donations

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Upcoming Events

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems – June 29-July 1 – Vienna

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The first Freedom Ride, designed to test desegregation on interstate buses, left Washington, DC.


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