Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 24, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) San Jose Considers Adding 'Silicon Valley' to Struggling Airport's Lengthy Name

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) Southwest Airlines Partners with Apple's iTunes

Link to article in Variety:

Link to further information from Southwest Airlines:


3) Google Asks Swiss Court to Lift Street View Curbs

Link to AP article:


4) Hidden Charges Have New Meaning at Invisible Tollbooths

Link to column in The News-Press:


5) Garmin Seeks New Routes as PNDs Lose Direction

Link to Reuters article:


6) Hectoring Highway Signs in Ontario

Link to blog on CKTB Radio:


7) Earthquake Early Warning System a Reality in California

Link to story on Fox News:


8) Transport for London to Upgrade Travel Card Readers

Link to article in The Guardian:

9) NJ Transit to Unveil 'Scorecard' that Will Provide Performance Data Online

Link to article in the Daily Record:

10) Articles from the Current Issue of Mass Transit

- Great Communicator - An Interview with the President and CEO of San Antonio's VIA

- New Media Marketing

- Sound Advice for Agencies

- Top Transit Tech Innovations


11) Smart Corridors System Offers San Mateo County, California Motorists Relief from Major Crashes

Link to article in The Examiner:

12) Calling All Cars: Cell Phone Networks and the Future of Traffic

Link to article on Ars Technica:

13) Real-Time Data Improves Traffic Flow on Seattle Streets

Link to blog from the Seattle Department of Transportation:

News Releases

1) More Missourians Go Online for Road Condition Information

2) Ford Explains Extensive New Technologies in Ford Focus to Global Consumers Using New Advertising, Techniques

3) TomTom and Beacon Software Team Up to Help Towing Fleets Manage Operations Efficiently

Upcoming Events

National Association of County Engineers Annual Conference – April 17-21 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Iran Air was created with the merger of Iranian Airways and Pars Airways.


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