Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 30, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) For Some Travelers Stranded in Airports, Relief is in 140 Characters

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/us/30airlines.html

2) How Airlines Managed Through the Blizzard

Link to article on TheStreet:

http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/10957402/1/how-airlines-managed-through-the-blizzard.html

OTHER

3) Snowpocalypse? Good Thing There's an App for That

Link to article on All Things Digital:

http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/20101227/snowpocalypse-good-thing-that-theres-an-app-for-that/

PARKING

4) Coming Soon to Seattle: Parking Rates that Go Up at Busiest Times

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013799522_parking30m.html

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) Ads Blast Texting and Driving

Link to article in The State:

http://www.thestate.com/2010/12/30/1624228/ads-blast-texting-and-driving.html

Link to news release from AAA Carolinas:

http://www.aaacarolinas.com/absolutenm/templates/releaseTemplate.aspx?articleid=9269

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) Ohio DOT Snow Plows May Switch to Green Light to Cut Crashes

Link to article in The Blade:

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101230/NEWS16/12290391

Link to news release:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/news/Pages/ODOTseeksGreenLanternHelptoProtectSnowplows.aspx

TRANSIT

7) Chicago Transit Authority to Test Train Tracker in January

Link to article in Crain's Chicago Business:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20101230/NEWS10/101239992/cta-to-test-train-tracker-in-january

Link to news release from the CTA:

http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=2756

8) Technology Drives Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation

Link to article in the Delcan Herald:

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/125103/technology-drives-bmtc.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) Estonian Highways Board Launches a New Information System for Drivers

Link to article in The Baltic Course:

http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=35525

10) Vail, Colorado Police Strategize to Keep I-70 Open as Snow Piles Up

Link to story and video on KUSA-TV:

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=172403

11) Turning Traffic Nightmare Into Profitable Venture

Beijing company signs contract to provide traffic information services.

Link to article in Global Times:

http://business.globaltimes.cn/industries/2010-12/607067.html

Link to news release from China TransInfo:

http://goo.gl/PDKf8

12) Manila to Implement New Policy of Enforcing Traffic Violations Only Through Cameras

Link to article in BusinessWorld:

http://www.bworldonline.com/main/content.php?id=23704

News Releases

1) FCC Considers Expanding Role of Travelers Information Stations to Broadcast Additional Public Safety and Other Information to the Public

2) New Ford Sync Destinations App Offers 'On the Go' Navigation; Predicts Best Departure Times

3) Global Consumer Telematics Penetration in New Cars to Reach 62%

Upcoming Events

Maritime and Navigation Risk Conference – March 30-31 - Montreal

http://www.passeportmaritime.com/en/events/mnrc2011

Today in Transportation History

1940 **70th anniversary** The Arroyo Seco Parkway, also known as the Pasadena Freeway, was dedicated. It was the first freeway in the urban western United States.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/sync/cpimages/file/Historic%20Arroyo%20Seco.pdf

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