Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop ― April 10-12, Jersey City, NJ

Register today for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop and keep current on the latest industry trends in building a better organization. If you are responsible for the communications, marketing, HR, finance, and administration in your organization, this meeting is for you! This popular workshop will focus on emerging issues and practical solutions related to advancing your organization and keeping stakeholders satisfied. Meeting highlights include Gerard Braud, Keynote Speaker and Crisis Communications Expert; general session on regional mobility challenges featuring a power panel of transportation executives and commissioners; communications open house, and more. Visit www.IBTTA.org/JERSEYCITY to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Buenos Aires Main Airports Cancel All Flights as Communications System Collapses

Link to MercoPress article:


2) United Continental Looks to Expand Wi-Fi Service

Link to AP article:


Link to news release from United Continental Holdings:


3) Tracking Your Wi-Fi Trail at the Airport

Link to article in The New York Times:


4) Airlines Embrace Mobile Technology

Link to article on Future Travel Experience:



5) Berlin Court Rules Street View Doesn't Invade Privacy

Link to IDG News Service article:



6) Hopes are High for Domestic GPS in China

Link to Xinhua article:



7) Go!ing After New, Young Transportation Professionals

Link to article in the MTC Bulletin:



8) US Customs and Border Protection Wants Radar to Track Vessels on Lake Erie and Snowmobilers Crossing the Ice

Link to article in Government Security News:



9) Toronto Transit Commission Names First Customer Service Chief

Link to article in the Toronto Star:


10) New York City Bus Riders Will Soon be Able to Get Arrival-Time Texts on Their Cellphones, MTA Says

Link to article in the Daily News:


11) Get Real-Time Transit Schedules When You Check In on Foursquare

Link to article on Mashable:


News Releases

1) Fraport Offers Flight Information E-service to Passengers at Frankfurt Airport

2) 2011 Operation Lifesaver Regional Rail Safety Workshops Announced

3) Alabama DOT Brings New Traffic Cameras Online in the Montgomery Area

4) University of Mississippi UM Center for Traveler Info Selects Projects for R&D Geospatial Products for Traveling Public

5) Global Alert Network Announces Consumer Launch of Automated Hands-Free Hyper-Local Traffic and Weather Mobile Alerts

6) Airbiquity Selected for OnStar Retail Program

7) AutoNavi Further Expands Location-Based Solutions Business with Acquisition of PDAger Mobility Inc., a Major Partner in China Telecom's Mobile Navigation Business

8) Metro Power – Report from Katz Strategy


- Request for Proposals – Railcar Maintenance Practices – Federal Transit Administration


Upcoming Events

Mobile Environmental Sensor Network Inaugural Stakeholders Meeting – April 12 – Washington, DC


Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The SMS Kaiser, a battleship in the German Imperial Navy, was launched in Kiel.


1936 **75th anniversary** Ron Carey, former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was born in Long Island City, New York.



The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at bernie@bwcommunications.net.

TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications

Become a TCN fan on Facebook!

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.

© 2011 Bernie Wagenblast www.bwcommunications.net

No comments: