Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Thursday, March 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Stealth Indianapolis Airport Study Tracked Phones

Link to article in The Indianapolis Star:

2) NASA Researcher Revolutionizes Air Traffic Management

Link to India Blooms News Service article:


3) Los Angeles Police: Red-Light Camera Report was Flawed

Link to story and video on KABC-TV:


4) Navigating the Future of GPS Devices

Link to column on CNET News:


5) Wireless Technology to Make Parking Spaces ‘Smart’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Link to article on PublicCEO:


6) High-Speed Rail is a Public Relations Orphan

Link to blog in BizTimes:


7) Germany’s Free Democrat’s: ‘Foolish’ Traffic Sign Changes Must End

Link to article on The Local:


8) FCC Seeks Input on Common Alerting Protocol-Related Emergency Alert System Rule Changes

Protocol will allow geo-specific warnings to be sent to multiple platforms, including highway signs.

Link to article in Radio World:


9) UPS Invests $1 Billion in Technology to Cut Costs

Link to IDG News Service article:

10) Can Telematics Reinvent Auto Insurance?

Link to article in Telematics Update:


11) Pittsburgh Makes Transit Data Available to Developers

Link to article in TheTransitWire:


12) Pimp Your Ride: Keep Yourself Entertained with These In-Car Gadgets

Link to story and video on STV Living:

News Releases

1) Missouri DOT Weather Sensors a Winter Success

2) Navteq Selects WeatherBug Information to Compliment Industry-Leading Navteq Traffic Solution

Upcoming Events

TRB Webinar: Managing and Marketing Small Airports – April 6

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** US President William Howard Taft sends Congress a report from the Liberian Commission, which includes a recommendation that the US establish a coaling station in Liberia for US ships.


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