Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) 20 Best US Airports for Tech Travelers

Link to article in PCWorld:

2) Singapore Airlines Scraps Self-Service Kiosks at Changi Airport Due to Low Usage

Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

3) Damage Limitation

Airports must ensure that correct procedures are in place to cope with natural disasters safely and efficiently.


4) Ottawa Police Ready to Fine Motorists Who Use GPS Units Improperly

Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:


5) Staten Island Ferry Scraps Holiday Displays on Grounds of Safety

Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:

6) Wi-Fi and WiMAX in Ports and Seafarers' Access to the Internet

Link to article in Port Technology International:


7) Interview with Connie Sorrell, Chair of the Organizing Committee for ITS America's 2012 Annual Meeting

Link to interview in ITS International:

8) The 6th Japan ITS Promotion Forum Report

Link to article from ITS Japan:

9) Traveller Information Services Association Holds Three Committee Meetings in Berlin

Link to article from ERTICO - ITS Europe:


10) Amtrak 'Transforming the Industry' with Mobile Technology

Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


11) Israeli Ministers Debate How to Display Arabic Road Signs

Link to article on Arutz Sheva:


12) Experts: States Will Continue to Put Brakes on Cellphone Bans

Link to story on CNN:

13) Next Up in the Distracted Driving Debate: Where's the Data?

Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:


14) Prepare for the Next Generation of Telematics Innovation

Link to presentation by Roger Lanctot, Strategy Analytics:


15) Boston Traffic Management Center Monitors Conditions

Link to article in the Dorchester Reporter:


16) Automakers Put Head into 'Cloud' for Infotainment

Link to article in USA Today:

17) Why Your Car is the Next Advertising Battleground

Link to article in Fast Company:

News Releases

1) inthinc Cell Detection Antenna Supports Compliance with Federal Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving

2) Offers Travel Information About Wichita Highways

3) Colorado Launches New DUI Resource Website During Holiday Campaign

4) New and Powerful Transportation Research Tool: Los Angeles Metro Library Launches Robust Catalog Portal

5) Delta Air Lines Offers Assistance in Spanish to Holiday Travelers via @DeltaAssist en Espanol on

Upcoming Events

Future Travel Experience Asia – February 8-10 – Kuala Lumpur

Today in Transportation History

1861 **150th anniversary** Charles Duryea, an automobile pioneer, was born near Canton, Illinois.

2001 **10th anniversary** Amtrak's Downeaster began service between Portland, Maine and Boston.


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