Monday, November 30, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057
Support for the TCN
It’s been over a year since I last came to the readers of the TCN to ask for your support. It seems like this is a good time to come back. At the end of December I’ll have the hours at my day job cut to part-time. In the long-run I expect this to be good news. It will allow me to devote more time to the TCN and other newsletters I edit and it will permit me to become move involved in my voice-over work. It will also mean considerably less income for the short-term. In the days and weeks ahead I’ll be telling you more about ways you can support the TCN, but here’s a quick overview. The first is contributions to the TCN. More information on this is available at the bottom of today’s issue. Other ways to support the TCN include purchasing ads, using my voice services, having your own customized newsletter or simply telling others about the TCN. Thank you in advance for your support.
1) Airline Safety: The Next Generation of Smart Planes
Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:
2) Delta to Close Call Centers in London and Montreal, Bring Jobs Back to the US
Link to article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
3) Cashless E-470 Takes Toll on Rental Car Drivers in the Form of Fines
Link to article in The Denver Post:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
4) West Virginia DOT Launches Improved Web Site
Link to story on WHSV-TV:
Link to site: http://www.wvdot.com/
5) Wildlife Warnings Go Infrared in Idaho
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:
6) New Publications from US DOT
– Truck Size and Weight Enforcement Technology – State of the Practice of Roadside Technologies
– Truck Size and Weight Enforcement Technologies – Implementation Plan
– Concept of Operations for Virtual Weigh Station
7) Caltrain to Offer Real-Time Delay Data
Link to article in the San Mateo County Times:
8) Pittsburgh-Area Port Authority Set to Get Smarter with New Technology
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
9) Five Commuter iPhone Apps You’ve Gotta Try
Link to article in Wired:
10) Laughter on the Go
Transit TV Comedy entertains bus riders in the Los Angeles area.
Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) Surface Transportation: Efforts to Address Highway Congestion Through Real-Time Traffic Information Systems are Expanding but Face Implementation Challenges
Link to US Government Accountability Office report:
12) Personalized Texas Plates Can Now Carry Firms’ Logos
Link to column in the Houston Chronicle:
Border Wait Time Measurement Technology Test, Evaluation and Deployment Project – Vendor Information Session – December 14
Today in Transportation History
1934 **75th anniversary** – The Flying Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to officially travel at 100 miles per hour.
Contributions for the TCN
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1 Aberdeen Ct.
Cranford, NJ 07016-2911
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