Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airlines Use Twitter, Other Social Tools to Revolutionize Customer Service

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

2) Forbidding Cell Phone Calls on Airplanes Might Protect Sanity More than Safety

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,6165018.story

3) Delta Rejects 'Avoid Bag Fees' Ad

Link to story and video on ABC News:


4) Experimental Bicycle Traffic Devices in Austin, Texas Appear to be Working

Link to story and video on KVUE-TV:

5) An Interview with SCAG Bike/Ped Wiki Team: 'This Plan Belongs to Everyone'

Link to interview on LADOT Bike Blog:


6) Recovery Act Reporting Reaches Highest Level of Disclosure

Link to article on Nextgov:

7) Vermont Policy on Releasing Police Video Challenged in Court

Link to article in The Burlington Free Press:

8) Utah DOT Won't Release Text Messages Between Employee and Contractor

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

9) 101 Ways to Use Mobile Messages in Travel

Link to article on Tnooz:


10) One in Five UK Motorists Uses Twitter and Facebook While Driving

Link to article in The Telegraph:

11) US Transportation Secretary Praises Subaru's Anti-distracted Driving Ad

Link to article in The Detroit News:

Link to ad:


12) US Telematics Opportunities Beckon for Taiwan's ICT Firms

Link to article in Taiwan Today:


13) Companies Offer to Improve Leicestershire's Flawed Bus Tracking System

Link to article in the Leicester Mercury:

14) Reviews: Toronto Transit Apps

Link to article in the Toronto Star:


15) The Apps 'Explosion' and Your Car

Link to story on CNBC:

16) NXP Tests In-Car Computer System

Link to article in The Straits Times:

17) Nine Best European Vehicle Safety Technologies

Link to blog on CNET:

News Releases

1) Safety Conference Findings Emphasize Open Communication for Further Development of Aviation Safety Culture

2) Google Transit Adds Toronto Transit Commission to Trip Planning Feature

3) NJ Transit Boosts Revenues with Outdoor Advertising

4) CargoSmart Launches European Union Import Control System Solution

5) Drexel Engineers May Soon Replace E-ZPass Box with Transparent Antenna

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Today in Transportation History

1860 **150th anniversary** The oldest known existing aerial photograph was taken. The photo of Boston was taken from a balloon.


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