Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 24, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Report: Bird-Strike Data for Planes Skimpy
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to report from the US DOT Inspector General:

2) Survey: de Gaulle 'Rudest Airport in Europe' – Copenhagen 'Friendliest'
Link to article in the Daily News:


3) New Report: Making Bicycles Part of the Conversation
Link to blog from the League of American Bicyclists:

4) Using Smartphones to Collect Bicycle Travel Data in Texas
Link to report from the Texas Transportation Institute:


5) Georgia Ports Employees Win US Coast Guard Award for Program that Allows for Real-Time Tracking of Container Inspections
Link to article in the Savannah Morning News:


6) 'Solar Dashboard' Shows Real-Time Updates of Energy Produced at Solar Highway Project
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to 'Solar Dashboard':


7) One Way to Cut Rush-Hour Traffic
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


8) Louisiana DOTD Explains How It Handles Traffic Nightmares
Link to story on WGMB-TV:

9) Technology Helps Glendale, Arizona Ease Traffic on Bell Road
Link to editorial in The Arizona Republic:


10) Car Device Allows You to Mirror Apps on Car Radio and DVD Screens
Link to article in CEoutlook:

News Releases

Bernie’s Notes
I’m going to be spending part of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in Montreal.  If any local readers would like to get together with me, please drop me a note at

Upcoming Events
Podcar City Berlin – September 19-20 – Berlin

Friday Bonus  
I'm not sure I want to drive all these roads, but they sure are nice to look at.

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The USS Jupiter, the first US Navy surface ship propelled by electric motors, was launched.

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