Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 23, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) 'New United' Settles on Technology Systems

Link to article in Air Transport World:

2) Expedia Hides American Airlines Airfares in Support of Orbitz

Link to Bloomberg article:


3) ITS and Urban Mobility

Link to paper from ERTICO:


4) New Streetline App Gives Los Angeles Drivers Real-Time Data on Available Parking

Link to article on TechCrunch:


5) Chirping Crosswalk Changes Its Tune

Some Canadian cities updating signals with four descending musical notes because chirping sounds too much like northern cardinal.

Link to article in the National Post:


6) Pilot Punished for YouTube Video

Video shows what pilot says are serious flaws in airport security.

Link to story and video on KXTV-TV:


7) Mercedes to Launch New Telematics Platform with Internet Access

Link to article on Telematics News:

Link to article in Automobilwoche: (in German)


8) With Travel App, No One Knows You're a Tourist

Link to AP article:

Link to further information from Fodor's:


9) Transport for London Calls for Faster NFC SIM Cards

Link to article in NFC Times:


10) Keeping Traffic Flowing

A profile of Ron Boodhoo, operations manager of Georgia's Transportation Management Center.

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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Today in Transportation History

1900 **110th anniversary** Reginald Fessenden transmitted on Cobb Island, Maryland what is believed to have been the first voice transmission by radio.


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