Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – December 29, 2010

December 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Stranded Fliers Get Busy Signals
Passengers have one persistent complaint: They can’t get answers from anybody at the airlines.
Link to story from ABC’s Good Morning America:
Link to AP article:
2) Self-Service Technology in Airports
Can it help improve the traveler’s experience?
Link to article in Airport Magazine:
3) Speed Camera Details to be Published in UK
Statistics on individual cameras will show which earn the most money.
Link to article in The Telegraph:
4) Sequoia-Funded SatNav Gets Personal
Link to DNA article:
5) Information Ahead of Platforms
Maritime Domain Awareness requires information sharing between the US Navy and partners.
Link to article in Maritime Reporter & Engineering News:
6) The (New) Social Network
A look at trucking’s unexpected flirtation with social media.
Link to article in Truck News:
7) Drivers’ Tweets Give South African Cops Headache
Alerts provided about police roadblocks.
Link to article in The Mercury:
Link to Twitter site:
8) Former Boston T Trolley Operator Pleads Guilty in 2009 Texting Crash
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
9) Boston T Apps: Bus Coming, Just Around the Snowbank
Link to editorial in The Boston Globe:
10) Call to Ensure that Variable Road Signs in Scotland Give the Right Message
Link to article in The Courier:
11) Issaquah, Washington Unveils Real-Time Traffic Cameras on City Routes
Link to article in the Issaquah Press:
Link to cameras:
12) Ford to Let Parents Censor Teens’ Car Radio
Link to article in USA Today:
13) More Vehicle Owners Manuals Showing Up Online
Link to story and video on Central Florida News 13:
14) Millions of Honda Owners Victims of Yet Another Data Breach
Link to column on All Things Digital:
News Releases
1) Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi Awards Tender for Automated Bus Scheduling System
2) American Airlines Provides Business Update Following Commercial Disputes with Orbitz and Expedia
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1860 **150th anniversary** The first ironclad British warship, the HMS Warrior, was launched.
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