Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Monday, May 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Midair Close Calls Prompt a Review of Air Traffic Control Procedures

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2) Beijing Clamps Down on Online Mapping

Link to article in the Financial Times:


3) GPS is Getting $8 Billion Upgrade

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,3054578.story

4) Mapping Out the Future of GPS

Out of this world technology will boost reception.

Link to article in the Toronto Star:–mapping-out-the-future-of-gps


5) Technology Drives Car Insurance Forward

Link to article in The Scotsman:


6) Amtrak’s Wi-Fi Failures

Link to blog in The Economist:


7) Traffic Paint Shortage Threatens Roadwork in US

Link to article in The New York Times:


8) Up Next: Red Traffic Lights that Stop Your Car Engine?

Link to article in Government Video:


9) Metrolink Locomotive Cameras Lead to Probes of Two Engineers

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

10) New Security Cameras Coming to All CTA Rail Stations

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,cta-camera-chicago-052110.article

11) Train Station Searches, Simplified

Link to Google Lat Long Blog:


12) Bluetooth Technology to Help Track Eisenhower Expressway Travel Times

Link to article on Chicago Breaking News:

13) Free Traffic Information Hotline Expands Into Western Massachusetts

Link to article in The Republican:

14) Top Firms Line Up for Rs 300-cr Intelligent Traffic Management System in New Delhi

Link to article from Business Line:

News Releases

1) Ottawa Makes Traffic Alerts Available via Twitter

2) Government of Canada Further Improves Aviation Security for the Safety of Canadians

3) Navteq Traffic Patterns Now Available in Australia

4) Mark IV IVHS Unveils the Janus Multiprotocol Reader

Upcoming Events

UITP International Bus Conference and Study Tour – June 9-11 – Lyon, France

Today in Transportation History

1830 **180th anniversary** The first revenue train ran on the B&O Rail Road from Baltimore to Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.


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