Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Monday, May 31, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) How Alaska Airlines Beats the Clock

Link to article in The News Tribune:

2) Plane-Maker Group Welcomes FAA ADS-B Requirement

Link to blog on seattlepi:

3) FAA Makes Sure Chicago-Area Medevac Groups Have Proper Contact Info

Outreach follows Flight for Life getting busy signal when seeking permission to fly.

Link to story in the Daily Herald:


4) Woman, Hit by Car, Sues Google for Faulty Directions

Link to CNET News article:


5) Media Claim Access to Gulf Spill Site has Been Limited

BP said to have played a role in some plane and boat restrictions.

Link to AP article:

6) Wyoming Agencies Use Web to Connect

State highway patrol and DOT find success with social networks.

Link to article from the Star-Tribune:

7) Cartoons Find the Humor in Traffic Accidents

Link to article in Viet Nam News:


8) Campaign Adds Tonnage to Motorcycle Safety Message

Link to article in the Lincoln Journal Star:


9) May Edition of Signal, Newsletter of the European Rail Traffic Management System

Link to newsletter:


10) How to Remind a Parent of the Baby in the Car?

Link to article in The New York Times:


11) No More ‘Comrades’ on Beijing Buses

Link to Reuters article:


12) Massachusetts 511 Users, Say Bye to the Voice on the Other End of the Line

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

13) Costa Rica Gets Personal Navigation Devices with RDS-TMC Traffic

Link to article on GPS Business News:

News Releases

1) New Jersey DOT Launches Project-Specific Widgets for Easy Access to Traffic Information

2) Secure System Developed for Monitoring Transport of Goods in Real-Time

3) All Roads Lead to 2010 World Cup – Plans Include Transport Information Web Site and Monitoring by National Command Center

Upcoming Events

Mississippi Valley Conference 2010 – July 7-9 – Des Moines, Iowa

Today in Transportation History

1790 **220th anniversary** The Princecesa Real, set sail on a mission to explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


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