Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 31, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057



1) Errors by Air Traffic Controllers in DC Area Set Record

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Airlines to Weigh Better Preparedness

Link to article on AOL Travel:


3) Companies Team Up for High-Tech Map Quest

Link to article in the Northern Colorado Business Report:


4) 'Denglish' Now Verboten at German Transport Ministry

Link to article in The Local:

Link to article in Der Tagesspiegel: (in German)


5) Taiwan Launches Integrated Transport E-card Readers

Link to article on Taiwan Today:


6) Arizona DOT's 511 Phone Line and Web Site Overwhelmed with Users

Link to story and video on KNXV-TV:

Link to AZ511:

Link to ADOT Twitter feed:

News Releases

1) Montréal-Trudeau Airport to Offer Free Wi-Fi Access Starting January 1

2) Missouri DOT Holds Contest to Educate Missourians About Driving Sober

3) Acacia Subsidiary, Telematics Corporation, Enters Into Settlement Agreement with Actsoft, Inc.

4) New E-Systems Enhance Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan Operational Effectiveness

**Bernie's Notes**

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Upcoming Events

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Friday Bonus

As 2010 ends many look back over 2010 and ahead to 2011. I thought it might be interesting to see a series of ads from AT&T in 1993 that looked ahead at some of the technology we might one day see. Many of the predictions are products we take for granted today such as the Kindle, electronic toll collection and GPS. By the way, I think they need to slow down a bit going through that toll lane.

Today in Transportation History

1860 **150th anniversary** Joseph S. Cullinan, the founder of The Texas Company, today known as Texaco, was born near Sharon, Pennsylvania.


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