Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) United Airlines Employing Technology to Cut Down on Lines

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,632321.story

2) Delta Pulls Flights from Some Online Travel Sites

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

3) What's Your Airport's Marketing Strategy?

Link to column in Airport Business:$41732


4) Five Studies in Car Traffic that Can Teach Us Timesaving Tips

Link to article:


5) Canadian National Fined for Failing to Report Road Blockages

Link to article in the Lake County News-Sun:


6) Pennsylvania Turnpike to Keep Toll Schedules on Tickets

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

7) Abbey Road Zebra Crossing Given Protected Status

Crosswalk made famous on Beatles 1969 album cover.

Link to story and video from BBC News:


8) US Department of Homeland Security to Speed Traveler Identity Verification

Link to article on Nextgov:

9) University of Wisconsin-Madison Simulator is Meant to Find What Drives Us to Distraction

Link to article in the Wisconsin State Journal:


10) Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?

Link to article on The City Fix:

11) Philippines Government Eyes GPS for Buses

System being considered for enforcement of traffic rules.

Link to ABS-CBN story:

12) Marketing a 'Bowl of Tangled Noodles'

Commentary on clarity of transit maps.

Link to blog on Human Transit:


13) Delivery Channels for Traffic and Traveler Information Services

Link to paper from ERTICO:


14) Just Launched: Snazzy Mobile Site for 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Link to blog on Social Car News:

News Releases

1) Sync AppLink Now Available as Free Download; Ford Fiesta Owners First with Voice Control of Apps

2) Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement

3) Application of New Technologies to Road Management in Basque Region

4) Pennsylvania Turnpike Hires Consultant to Study Conversion to All-Electronic Toll Collection

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Today in Transportation History

1890 **120th anniversary** The Cornwallis Valley Railway began regular service between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia.


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