Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – July 24, 2009

July 25, 2009 at 12:19 am

Friday, July 24, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU Ombudsman Urges Air Passenger Language Provision

Link to story on EurActiv:


2) Nissan Car Monitors GPS for Road Dangers Ahead

Link to IDG News Service story:


3) US Transportation Security Administration Deploys New Screening Pilot Technology on Connecticut-Long Island Ferry

Link to UPI story:

4) Cash-Strapped States Raid 911 Funds

Link to AP story:


5) Circuit at DC Metro Crash Site Began Malfunctioning in Late ’07, NTSB Says

Link to story and video in The Washington Post:

6) DC Metro Response Undermines Rider Confidence

Agency is focused on engineering in response to crisis but vastly underestimating the amount of information they need to share with the public.

Link to column in The Washington Post:


7) Virtual Co-driver Means Safer Trucks

Link to story on Transport News Network:

News Releases

1) BART Includes Train Lengths on Real-Time Arrival Sites

Job Postings

Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-13/14 EG – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events

GIS in Transit Conference – November 16-18 – St. Petersburg, Florida

Friday Bonus

Here’s the 21st Century version of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal.

Today in Transportation History

1969 **40th anniversary** – Apollo 11 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

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