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. www.IBTTA.org/southafrica
1) Spirit Airlines Fights Back Against US DOT Rules
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
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
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4) Sea-Tac Airport Amps Up Northwest Music
Music, celebrity messages and videos part of initiative.
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5) 500 More Digital Eyes on Bangalore Streets
Link to article in The Hindu:
6) Travelers Increasingly Turn to Tablet PCs on the Road
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Link to Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development report:
7) ERTICO Interviews Andrè Perpey, President of TOPOS Bordeaux-Aquitaine
Link to interview from ERTICO:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
8) Ambassador Bridge TV Ad Questions Ethics of Detroit Judge
Link to article in The Windsor Star:
Link to commercial: http://youtu.be/Q1_nBNhu93s
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
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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