Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – December 30, 2010

December 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Thursday, December 30, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

1) For Some Travelers Stranded in Airports, Relief is in 140 Characters
Link to article in The New York Times:
2) How Airlines Managed Through the Blizzard
Link to article on TheStreet:
3) Snowpocalypse? Good Thing There’s an App for That
Link to article on All Things Digital:
4) Coming Soon to Seattle: Parking Rates that Go Up at Busiest Times
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
5) Ads Blast Texting and Driving
Link to article in The State:
Link to news release from AAA Carolinas:
6) Ohio DOT Snow Plows May Switch to Green Light to Cut Crashes
Link to article in The Blade:
Link to news release:
7) Chicago Transit Authority to Test Train Tracker in January
Link to article in Crain’s Chicago Business:
Link to news release from the CTA:
8) Technology Drives Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
Link to article in the Delcan Herald:
9) Estonian Highways Board Launches a New Information System for Drivers
Link to article in The Baltic Course:
10) Vail, Colorado Police Strategize to Keep I-70 Open as Snow Piles Up
Link to story and video on KUSA-TV:
11) Turning Traffic Nightmare Into Profitable Venture
Beijing company signs contract to provide traffic information services.
Link to article in Global Times:
Link to news release from China TransInfo:
12) Manila to Implement New Policy of Enforcing Traffic Violations Only Through Cameras
Link to article in BusinessWorld:
News Releases
1) FCC Considers Expanding Role of Travelers Information Stations to Broadcast Additional Public Safety and Other Information to the Public
2) New Ford Sync Destinations App Offers ‘On the Go’ Navigation; Predicts Best Departure Times
3) Global Consumer Telematics Penetration in New Cars to Reach 62%
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Today in Transportation History   
1940 **70th anniversary** The Arroyo Seco Parkway, also known as the Pasadena Freeway, was dedicated.  It was the first freeway in the urban western United States.
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