Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – December 29, 2009

December 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) ADS-B ‘Critical’ Sites Begin Operating

Link to article in Avionics:

2) FAA Uses High-Tech Recruiting Tool

Link to story and video on KSAZ-TV:


3) Red Light, Parking Tickets are Growing Revenue Source for New Orleans

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


4) Growing Virginia Satellite Imaging Company has Global View

Link to article in the Loudoun Independent:

5) Mike Siegel, Rutgers Cartographer Puts New Jersey at Our Fingertips

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


6) Transport Companies Ask for Delay in Slovakia’s Electronic Toll System

Link to article in The Slovak Spectator:


7) Cell Phone GPS App Could Help Illegal Immigrants Cross Mexico-US Border

Link to article and video in USA Today:


8) NOAA Tests Free ‘BookletCharts’ with Boaters

Link to article in the Anchorage Daily News:


9) Tennessee Anti-drunken Driving Campaign for Latinos Gets Grant Extension

Link to article in The Tennessean:

10) Safety Campaign Spots Worrisome Traffic Trends

Link to article in Fleet Owner:

Link to news release from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance:


11) New York City Street Fair Bureaucracy Goes Digital

Link to article in The New York Times:


12) New Call for Faster, More Thorough Airport Body Scans

Link to article in USA Today:

13) Confusion Fills Skies After Attempted Bombing

Link to AP article:

14) US Government Launches Distracted Driving Web Site to Warn, Inform

Link to article in Motor Trend:

Link to

15) Police: Twitter Used to Avoid DUI Checkpoints

Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:


16) Automotive Aftermarket Shop of Tomorrow May Include Telematics

Link to article from Aftermarket Business:


17) New Rules Require Better Warnings of Traffic Delays

Link to article in USA Today:

18) Blizzard Overwhelms South Dakota 511 Hotline

Link to article in the Argus Leader:


19) US Environmental Protection Agency Launches Emissions Simulator

Link to article in Environmental Leader:

News Releases

1) Ford First to Enable iTunes Tagging with Launch of New HD Radio Capability in Its Lineup

2) Connecticut Governor Announces $6 Million for Work on Positive Train Control System for Metro-North

3) Durham, North Carolina Traffic Cameras to be Made Available Online and on Cable TV

4) Passur Launches National Network of Airport Condition Reporting

5) Ford Takes Pragmatic Approach to In-Car Wi-Fi and Internet Access

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Convention – March 10-12 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** – The Consolidated B-24 made its first flight.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit:

If you have any difficulties please contact me at

TCN archives:

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at

© 2009 Bernie Wagenblast