Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

2010 ITS Tri-Chapter Information Exchange Summit – Joe Giglio Keynote Speaker – Registration DEADLINE Aug 6th, 2010

It’s the last week to sign up for the 2010 ITS Tri-Chapter Information Exchange Summit in Gettysburg, PA on August 18th & 19th. Joe Giglio of Northeastern University will be Thursday's luncheon speaker. Click here for more information and registration forms.

Questions regarding the Annual Meeting can be directed to the Annual Meeting Co-Chairs, Karen Jehanian at or Matt Kozsuch at All registration materials must be sent to Greg Kausch by Friday, August 6, 2010 at or mailed to his attention at: CATA, 2081 W. Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801.


1) Airline Fees Irk Travel Web Sites, Which Want More Info Upfront

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Spirit Airlines' Next Fee? Talking to a Human at the Airport

Link to ABC News story and video:

3) KLM iPads Bring In-flight Entertainment to Lounges

Link to article in Inflight:


4) Isolated Village Mistaken for Lourdes Thanks to Pilgrims' GPS Blunders

Link to article in The Guardian:


5) Inside the US Navy's Next-Generation Destroyer

Link to CNET News blog:


6) Coming Soon to New York City, Free Wi-Fi in Livery Cars

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

7) Beyond Decibels: Planning the New Sounds of the City

Link to commentary in New Scientist:


8) Crash Data Promises to Make Big Impact on Emergency-Medical Sector

Link to article in Urgent Communications:

Upcoming Events

Roads & Bridges Live: 2010 – October 12-14 – Rosemont, Illinois

Today in Transportation History

1790 **220th anniversary** The United States Revenue Cutter Service, forerunner to the US Coast Guard, was established.


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