Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057



1) Tallying the Storm Toll on Airlines and Travelers

Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

2) European Union Expects Civil Unmanned Air Vehicles to Use General Aviation Equipment

Link to article in Flight International:


3) Applying Analysis Tools in Planning for Operations

Link to further information from US DOT:


4) Efforts Lag at Making Highway Work Zones Safer

Link to article in The New York Times:

5) District of Columbia DOT Twitter Use Keeps Department Ahead of Blizzard Cleanup

Link to story and audio on WFED Radio:


6) Texting Drivers are More Dangerous than Talkers

Link to article in Network World:

7) Ad Council, US DOT Launch Drunk Driving PSAs Targeting Women

Link to article in DMNews:


8) Wireless Now Available in BART’s Transbay Tube

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


9) A Social Snow Storm for DC-Area Transportation Agencies

Link to column in The Washington Post:

News Releases

1) Ford Uses Hollywood Motion-Capture Software Behind ‘Avatar’ to Improve Vehicle Designs

2) Los Angeles Metro Launches Official Facebook Page

3) Merced County Transit Launches New Web Site

4) XRoad Features Navteq Traffic in iPhone Navigation Application

5) China TransInfo Provides Real-Time Traffic Information Solutions Business Update

6) New Warning System Warns of Driver Drowsiness and Distraction

Upcoming Events

16th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment – May 5-7 – Limassol, Cyprus

Today in Transportation History

1984 **25th anniversary** – Bernhard Goetz shot four youths on a New York City subway train.


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