Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 23, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airline Web Sites Battle for Fewer Customers

Link to article on MarketWatch:

2) United’s LineBusters Keep Lines Moving

Link to article in USA Today:


3) Lack of Backup Foils Virginia's New IT System

State DMV and DOT suffer numerous outages.

Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:


4) Marketing Helps Vermont Train Ridership

Link to article in the Burlington Free Press:

Link to further information from Vermont Rail Action Network:


5) High-Tech Babysitters Get Drivers Off Phone

Link to article in The New York Times:

6) Intelligent Transportation System Hits Roadblock in Kansas

Link to story and video on KAKE-TV:

7) Shortage Slows a Program to Detect Nuclear Bombs

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) New Web Site Launched for Forth Road Bridge

Link to article in Queensferry Today:

Link to site:


9) Overland Trains to Accept Oyster Card

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release from the City of London:

10) Zambian Transporters Urged to Display RTSA Number to Facilitate Passenger Communication

Link to article in the Times of Zambia:

11) The Days May be Grim, but Here’s a Good Word to Put In Your Pocket

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to further information from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority:

12) Eyes on the Street: Is This Our Stop? Signage Shortcomings on Muni Metro

Link to blog on Streetsblog San Francisco:


13) Dublin Firm Starts Ireland’s First Real-Time Traffic Information System

Link to article in The Sunday Business Post:

Link to further information from iTraffic:

14) Australian Government to Begin ‘Smart Infrastructure’ Inquiry

Link to article in the Queensland Business Review:


15) How Crash Tests Help Bring Traffic Deaths Down

Link to story and audio report on NPR’s Morning Edition:

16) New Custom Texas Car Plates Offer Range of Colors, Themes

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

Link to news release from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles:

News Releases

1) Successful eCall Demonstration by Qualcomm and Hughes Telematics

2) NOAA Installs System to Improve Safety and Efficiency of Ships along the Cherry Point Reach in Washington State

3) FAA Takes Aim at Icing with New Ice Protection Proposal

4) Beat the Traffic Announces New BlackBerry Application

5) Web Site Spells Relief for Holiday Travelers on the East Coast

6) United Airlines Introduces Try-Before-You-Buy Wi-Fi Promotion

7) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Introduces Online Noise and Flight Tracking Tool

8) GE Aviation Acquires Leader in Performance-Based Navigation


- Request for Proposals – Safety Patrol – E-470 Public Highway Authority

Upcoming Events

Consumer Telematics Seminar 2010 – January 6 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History

1809 **200th anniversary** - Pirate Edward Jordan was hung in Nova Scotia.


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