Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Friday, May 7, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Euromed Aviation Countries Agree on Establishing Joint Mediterranean Aviation Authorities

Link to article on Global Arab Network:

2) Online Knowledge Management Tool Keeps FAA Inspectors on Same Page

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:


3) California Officials Debate Using Traffic Cameras to Help Close the State Budget Deficit

Link to article in Government Technology:

4) Hawaiian Political Campaigns Getting a Boost from Traffic Cameras

Key Honolulu intersection coveted by sign-wavers for both its traffic and cameras.

Link to story and video on KITV-TV:


5) North Carolina Drivers to Have Options on Tolls

State will be first to collect electronic tolls with transponders and debit accounts from any of the 26 states that use them now.

Read more in The News & Observer:

6) Slovak National Highway Company Admits Problems in the Way Truckers are Charged for Highway Tolls

Link to article in The Slovak Spectator:


7) US Senate’s Public Online Information Act Draws Criticism

Link to article on Nextgov:

8) NOAA Satellite Program Aids Oil Spill Response

Link to article in Government Computer News:


9) Get Ready for OnStar Everywhere

Link to article on


10) New York City Transit Cuts Announced; Among Them, Announcers

Link to article in The New York Times:

11) New Numbers for Data-Hungry New York Straphangers

Link to article in The New York Times:


12) New Intelligent Traffic System Will Miss Commonwealth Games in Delhi

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


13) Apps on Wheels

Link to article in M2M:

News Releases

1) Despite Use of Travel Web Sites for Search and Information, Consumers Ultimately Purchase Tickets on Commercial Airlines’ Web Sites, According to Survey by Frost & Sullivan

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Friday Bonus

As someone who has had numerous recording sessions, I can relate to the problems experienced by this novice voiceover actor.

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announced the USSR had captured U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers who was shot down on a spy mission over the Soviet Union.

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