Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 26, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to IBTTA’s Transportation Summit of South Africa - March 11-13, 2012

Register now for IBTTA’s Transportation Summit of South Africa, March 11-13, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. This summit marks the first ever IBTTA meeting in Africa and kicks off our 2012 education series. This summit will focus on the South African experience in toll concessions, technological innovation, policy and finance. You’ll hear expert presentations and best practices, have an opportunity to tour the newly opened Gauteng Open Road Tolling Project (GFIP), attend networking events and meet with exhibitors offering solutions for your company’s business needs. Extend your stay and go on a group safari at the Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park. View the preliminary brochure, make your hotel and travel reservations, and register today! Special hotel rate expires February 9, 2012.


1) Spirit Airlines Fights Back Against US DOT Rules

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,898590.story

Link to news release from Spirit Airlines:

2) Radar Woes at Bahamas' Lynden Pindling International Airport Spells 'Possible Disaster'

Link to article in The Tribune:

3) Alaska Airlines Ends Decades-Old Prayer Card Tradition

Link to Reuters article:

4) Sea-Tac Airport Amps Up Northwest Music

Music, celebrity messages and videos part of initiative.

Link to article on

Link to news release:


5) 500 More Digital Eyes on Bangalore Streets

Link to article in The Hindu:


6) Travelers Increasingly Turn to Tablet PCs on the Road

Link to article in USA Today:

Link to Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development report:

7) ERTICO Interviews Andrè Perpey, President of TOPOS Bordeaux-Aquitaine

Link to interview from ERTICO:


8) Ambassador Bridge TV Ad Questions Ethics of Detroit Judge

Link to article in The Windsor Star:

Link to commercial:

9) Port Canaveral, Florida Port Authority Comes Under Fire for Parking Video

Link to article on Brevard Times:


10) US Department of Homeland Security Disputes Memo on Purported Railway Computer Breach

Link to CNET News article:


11) Telematics and BMW's Appetite for Apps

Link to article on Telematics Update:

12) Telematics and New V2V/V2X Business Models

Link to article on Telematics Update:


13) Ottawa's Transit Commissioners Want Bus GPS Data Made Public

Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:

14) New York City Subway Police Will be Able to Communicate with Cops Above Ground

Link to article in the Daily News:

15) Manila Transport Groups Back Electronic Tagging for Public Utility Vehicles

Link to article in the Manila Standard Today:

16) Coffee the Train Man Helps Commuters Catch the Subway in Brooklyn

Link to article in The Brooklyn Paper:


17) 4,114 Stoplights in Los Angeles and the Intricate Network that Keeps Traffic Moving

Link to article in Forbes:


18) Indianapolis Sells Naming Right to Snow-Fighting Fleet to Cargill

Link to article in The Indianapolis Star:

Link to news release from the City of Indianapolis:

19) Three Strategies for Reducing Fuel Costs in 2012

Transportation management system software can plan intelligent routes.

Link to Software Advice blog:

News Releases

1) Using Real-Time Road Traffic Data to Evaluate Congestion

2) deCarta, Global Mobile Alert Unite to Power Alerts that Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents

3) Garmin Transitions to Navteq as Map Provider in Australia and New Zealand

4) Ryder Launches 'RydeSmart 3.0' Next-Generation Onboard Telematics System

5) Teens Invited to Spread Distracted Driving Message with Radio Public Service Announcements

Upcoming Events

China Maritime 2012 – February 28-March 1 – Hong Kong

Today in Transportation History

1962 **50th anniversary** Ranger 3 was launched to take photos of the lunar surface prior to crashing into the Moon.


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