Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Stranded Fliers Get Busy Signals

Passengers have one persistent complaint: They can't get answers from anybody at the airlines.

Link to story from ABC's Good Morning America:

Link to AP article:

2) Self-Service Technology in Airports

Can it help improve the traveler's experience?

Link to article in Airport Magazine:


3) Speed Camera Details to be Published in UK

Statistics on individual cameras will show which earn the most money.

Link to article in The Telegraph:


4) Sequoia-Funded SatNav Gets Personal

Link to DNA article:


5) Information Ahead of Platforms

Maritime Domain Awareness requires information sharing between the US Navy and partners.

Link to article in Maritime Reporter & Engineering News:


6) The (New) Social Network

A look at trucking's unexpected flirtation with social media.

Link to article in Truck News:

7) Drivers' Tweets Give South African Cops Headache

Alerts provided about police roadblocks.

Link to article in The Mercury:

Link to Twitter site:


8) Former Boston T Trolley Operator Pleads Guilty in 2009 Texting Crash

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

9) Boston T Apps: Bus Coming, Just Around the Snowbank

Link to editorial in The Boston Globe:


10) Call to Ensure that Variable Road Signs in Scotland Give the Right Message

Link to article in The Courier:

11) Issaquah, Washington Unveils Real-Time Traffic Cameras on City Routes

Link to article in the Issaquah Press:

Link to cameras:


12) Ford to Let Parents Censor Teens' Car Radio

Link to article in USA Today:

13) More Vehicle Owners Manuals Showing Up Online

Link to story and video on Central Florida News 13:

14) Millions of Honda Owners Victims of Yet Another Data Breach

Link to column on All Things Digital:

News Releases

1) Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi Awards Tender for Automated Bus Scheduling System

2) American Airlines Provides Business Update Following Commercial Disputes with Orbitz and Expedia

Upcoming Events

APTA TransITech Conference – March 29-31 – Miami

Today in Transportation History

1860 **150th anniversary** The first ironclad British warship, the HMS Warrior, was launched.


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