Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airline Call Centers Handled Latest Storm Better

Link to AP article:

2) Ash Cloud Studies Yield Suggestions

Better communication among aviation stakeholders among recommendations.

Link to article in Aviation Week:

3) Technology-Enabled Game-Changing Airline Business Models

Link to article in Airline Leader:


4) Latest Issue of Tolltrans Online

Link to magazine:


5) Vessel Traffic Management Information System Installed in Gibraltar

Link to article in Panorama:


6) Pilot Program Uses App to Help Students Commute to College

Link to article in Cork Student News:

Link to additional information from Avego:


7) Senator Franken to Feds: Want New Road Signs? Help Pay for 'em

Link to article on MinnPost:


8) Judge Says US Government Need Not Disclose Air Traveler Security Images

Link to story on CNN:

9) Auto Execs Predict Fed Guidelines on Distraction

Link to article in The Detroit News:

10) A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


11) Statewide Rural Transit ITS Procurements: Establishing a Foundation for Success

Link to article in Community Transportation: (scroll down for article)


12) Dancing Traffic Enforcers to be Deployed in General Santos City, Philippines

Enforcers to receiving weekly dance instruction.

Link to Philippine Information Agency article:

Video of dancing traffic enforcer:

13) More to be Done on Cutting-Edge Traffic Management Tech in India

Link to article on Livemint:


14) Ford Tries to Relieve Range Anxiety for Electric Car Owners

Link to article in The New York Times:

15) Ford Vows to be Auto Industry's In-Car Tech Leader

Link to article in The Detroit News:

News Releases

1) Esri's Transportation GIS Trends Fall 2010 Newsletter Online

2) King County Metro Web Site Now Features Transit Performance Reporting

3) American Airlines Selects ITA Software for Next Generation Availability Engine

Upcoming Events

Routes Americas 2011 – February 13-15 – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Today in Transportation History

1840 The steamboat Lexington caught fire while sailing on Long Island Sound. All but four of those onboard died.


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